December 5, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 31

Stories from the December 5, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Administrator takes on broader role to improve student services

After a dozen years working to improve financial services and veterans affairs at the University, a former housing director stepped into a new role last week focusing on student life. As assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, Andrew Sonn will oversee parent services, international initiatives, veterans affairs and other activities to assess […]

Sports in Brief

Women’s basketball nets two weekend wins The women’s basketball team swept its weekend action at the Navy Classic in Annapolis, Md., defeating foes Maine, 54-46, and Houston Baptist, 80-44. Utilizing a tenacious full-court press and sharp shooting from the perimeter, GW (5-3) has won four consecutive games for the first time since the 2008 season. […]

Student leaders omitted from Marvin Center talks

Student leaders are alleging they have been left out of key conversations this semester about the future of the Marvin Center fifth floor. Several University departments have been meeting regularly to discuss plans for a student service center replacing the Hippodrome this summer, but students said they have not been invited to join. Student Association […]

Bar Belle: Burlesque and beer: An unusual Northeast bar

The Red Palace Where: 1212 H St., NE Cover: No. Tickets for shows are $5+ Carded: Yes Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Bar Bells: There are two things I love in life: good shows and good beer. The Red Palace over on the H Street Corridor provides both and then some, […]

Holiday Shopping Guide: College Corner

Gift Card versus Actual Present Gift Card For all the flak they catch as being the typically thoughtless gift, in reality gift cards are still really valuable (and not just monetarily) for recipients. They can have personal value, as well as a dollar-amount face value, because the business from which you purchase the card is […]

Holiday Shopping Guide: Classics Corner

Book versus DVD Book In the finals season, with an increased workload, it can be hard to remember that books can be fun. Give your friends timeless gifts they enjoy and can add to their shelves – get them a book. A well-chosen book can show that even if you weren’t sure what else to […]

Holiday Shopping Guide: Homey Corner

Single Cup Brewer versus Classic Coffee Maker Single Cup Brewer Even avoiding expensive coffee shop lattes, sometimes a typical pot of brewed coffee at home isn’t a great alternative either. There may be different types of coffee, but that only goes so far – what if you want a mocha, or a tea latte? A […]

Holiday Shopping Guide: DIY & Personalized Corner

Photo Album versus Mix-Tape CD Photo Album Compiling photographic memories is a great choice for those you know very well. For long term friends or significant others, choose a series of photos over several months or years. This shows that you appreciate their friendship and the memories, and want to give something that conveys that. […]