January 19, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 34

Stories from the January 19, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Metro Diner looks to shorten waits with new employees

The Metro Diner added two employees this semester in an attempt to combat widespread student complaints of long wait times since J Street’s most popular venue opened five months ago. University officials have worked with student leaders and Sodexo, the company that runs GW’s dining services, since November to come up with a way to […]

Anthropology researcher searches for slave-era shipwreck

Anthropology professor Stephen Lubkemann thinks his planned trek into the sea will soon help shape the understanding of one of the ugliest aspects of human history: the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Lubkemann has spent two years pinpointing the site of a shipwreck near Cape Town, South Africa that killed more than 200 slaves being transported between […]

NCAA halts aid changes

Legislation to expand financial aid for student athletes was voted down at the NCAA Division I Board of Directors meeting Jan. 14 amid complaints that it could foster unfair recruitment practices. The proposal would have allowed universities to offer athletes receiving full scholarships up to $2,000 in additional institutional financial aid, a move designed to […]

Extra shuttles offset Vern traffic

The Vern Express added an extra hour of five-minute interval shuttles Tuesday to ease the influx of students commuting for more than two dozen additional courses this semester in the renovated Ames Hall. University officials have been working with International Limousine, the company that operates the shuttle, to decide how to meet the demand of […]

GW routs Richmond for A-10 victory

Senior guard Tony Taylor and junior guard Lasan Kromah were both sitting on the bench as the clock ran out. They weren’t standing, dejected on the court as their last-ditch efforts at salvaging a game fell short, like the demoralizing loss to Harvard Jan. 14. They weren’t silently watching time close on another crushing loss. […]

Fundraising on path to beat past records

The University is on track to beat last year’s record fundraising, indicating a trend that GW’s top development administrator hopes could help double annual donations in 10 years. Donations tally $56 million so far in the 2012 fiscal year, which began in July. That figure represents a 32-percent jump from this time last year. The […]

Restaurant Review: Ted’s Bulletin

Dinner and a movie has been a classic date combo since the dawn of the silver screen. Ted’s Bulletin, an old-fashioned Eastern Market restaurant, channels old-world Hollywood to enhance the traditional tryst, playing film classics like “Casablanca” as diners nosh on heaping portions of food. The restaurant’s décor follows a pre-Depression theme, displaying ornate ceiling […]

New program eyes global health issues in developing countries

After three years of traveling to countries like Haiti and Senegal, environmental and occupational health assistant professor Jay Graham noticed something was preventing young international development workers from triggering real change in poor, undeveloped communities. To close the gap between science and culture, Graham will lead the School of Public Health and Health Services’ new […]

Greeks to sign 10-year housing agreements

Greek chapters awarded on-campus housing in this spring’s allotment process will sign decade-long leases, a change University administrators hope will spur organizations to invest more time and funds into properties. Current housing agreements, which were signed in 2009 for three-year leases, will expire this May, and the new leases will go into effect for the […]