November 7, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 25

Stories from the November 7, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Graduate students test new alcohol policy

The University began testing changes to its alcohol policy last week, tweaking the number of sober monitors required at graduate student organization events that serve alcohol. Permanent changes to the policy – including event registration procedures and Responsible Alcohol Management training – are expected to roll out next spring, a top University official said Friday. […]

Colonials clinch postseason

The Colonials took the court this weekend facing down their last two home matches of the season with an A-10 championship slot on the line. Hosting two teams that defeated them earlier in the season, GW (19-8) evened the score, winning two thrilling five-set matches against Saint Louis and Duquesne, sealing an A-10 bid and […]

City to examine off-campus housing

The District Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is working with Georgetown University to keep tabs on landlords who rent out off-campus housing to students. The pilot program will inspect properties that were not licensed by the District Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to ensure students are living in spaces that maintain compliance with […]

Graduate school receives funds to support special education

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development garnered more than $7 million in federal grants and tuition revenue to support its special education programs this year, with more than half that amount arriving in late October. Seventy-five percent of the funding – allocated in four separate grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s, women’s squash drops Georgetown The men’s and women’s squash programs opened their seasons with decisive victories over Georgetown Friday night, with both teams defeating their District rivals 9-0. The Colonials emerged strong and ready to play, despite head coach Wendy Lawrence’s concerns that opening the season’s play against a cross-town rival would distract GW. […]

Party-goers reconnect through new website

Forgot to ask the girl you spent an hour talking up at that Ivory Tower party for her number? Two former Stanford University students created a GW-exclusive website to potentially reconnect you with that Saturday night flame by having students electronically check into the parties and clubs they visit to find other guests and their […]

Future uncertain for Tompkins and Corcoran halls

The University is in the early stages of mulling the future of Tompkins and Corcoran halls after the Science and Engineering Hall’s completion, an administrator said last week. The $275-million building will free up space in the two laboratory halls by housing science courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Columbian […]

White House official returns to GW Law faculty

An Obama administration official will join the GW Law School in January in the newly created position of associate dean for government procurement law studies. Daniel Gordon, who has served as the administrator for federal procurement policy in the Office of Management and Budget since November 2009, will assume a new role at GW designed […]

Celebrating nine decades of art in the District

Edgar Degas’ impressionist canvases of ballet dancers sprung to life Saturday to celebrate an iconic D.C. collection’s 90th birthday. The Phillips Collection celebrated its historic birthday in a celebration on what D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has declared “Phillips Collection Day.” Partaking in the festivities were students from the Kirov Academy of Ballet, who stretched and […]

Students spend weekend living as the homeless

Sleeping on metal grates is not a typical Saturday night experience. But freshmen Peter Sacco and Gabriela Naranjo and sophomore Hunter Scott gave up their wallets and cell phones Friday in exchange for cardboard boxes, cups to collect change and trash bags as part of a 48-hour challenge to live like the homeless. “College is […]