November 14, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 27

Stories from the November 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Residents struggle to keep Watergate Safeway open

A city representative is helping locals push back against Safeway’s decision to shutter its Watergate Complex store, highlighting the residents’ fears that they will have to shell out more cash at other high-end grocers. Ward 2 D.C. councilmember Jack Evans wrote a letter to Safeway officials Nov. 7, asking the company to reconsider its decision […]

Engineering students see more financial aid

Engineering students at the University receive more financial aid than those in other majors, reflecting a national trend of assistance geared toward growing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Internal data from the University shows that 91.1 percent of students entering the School of Engineering and Applied Science received financial aid in 2010, of […]

Report finds Potomac River quality is worsening

The Potomac River’s already poor water quality deteriorated over the past five years, according to an environmental report released Thursday. The Potomac Conservancy gave the river a “D” grade in its “State of the Nation’s River” report, down from its 2007 rating of “D+,” citing a population that swelled 5 percent to reach six million […]

Pageant platform benefits education in Nepal

Nestled in the Himalayas, Nepal is the land-locked home to Mount Everest, a neighbor to China and, for one freshman, a distant but constant call to action. For Sujita Basnet, a freshman from Charles County, Md. studying biomedical engineering, promoting Nepal and preserving its culture has become a mission. It’s a quest that began even […]

Hatchet Expat: Diffidence and decadence

When friends and family at home ask me what it feels like to live in Paris, I never seem to find an answer. I always start by explaining the ways of the locals, describing the exquisite French food and pinpointing the difficulties I encounter speaking the language, but I rarely manage to give a concise […]

Students seek to reduce University police presence at fundraisers

Students are fighting to lower the required University Police Department presence at events, which could save student groups at least $80 per event. Aria Varasteh, the Student Association’s vice president of student activities, said the cost of hiring an officer for an event is “inhibiting,” particularly for groups holding small fundraisers that bring in less […]

Volleyball powers into postseason play

After finishing regular season play this past weekend, falling to Rhode Island 3-1 Friday night but outlasting Fordham Saturday 3-2, the Colonials will head to Dayton, Ohio for the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament.