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.

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 […]

Donation to create Churchill archives

The University announced Thursday it received an $8 million donation – the largest gift so far this fiscal year – toward the creation of the first permanent home for the archives of a former British prime minister. The Chicago-based Churchill Centre will fund the first-ever library in the U.S. dedicated to preserving the legacy of […]

ANC commissioners approve new chair

Foggy Bottom’s flagship neighborhood group switched up its leadership posts Wednesday night to comply with bylaws that prevent any representative from holding an officer spot for more than two consecutive years. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted in Florence Harmon – who represents a large portion of campus in her constituency […]

Lisner anticipates upgrades to weather competition

The University remains a devoted owner of the 68-year-old Lisner Auditorium, a spokeswoman said Friday, despite emerging arts venues that have added competition across the D.C. area. GW’s commitment to its aging theater appeared to waver last month when University spokeswoman Angela Olson said in a Dec. 30 Washington Post article that “Lisner’s plans are […]

House staff picks up patrol duties

House staff will take on an increasingly supervisory role this semester, after the University directed its student housing employees to monitor floors in residential halls for five hours each week. The Center for Student Engagement’s more rigid guidelines, which start this week, require the student employees to set aside at least five hours making weekly […]

University plans sustainability projects for both campuses

Sustainability upgrades launched this semester will help the University incorporate more solar and thermal energy at GW’s Foggy Bottom and Virginia campuses. Construction of GW’s first “solar walk” – a walkway shaded by an overhang made of solar panels – will be completed this spring on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus. Additional efficiency upgrades […]

Student club space cut from Marvin fifth floor plans

Student organizations’ offices will not be moved to the Marvin Center’s fifth floor as part of the building’s larger reorganization to improve the student hub. Student leaders from the Marvin Center Governing Board said they will continue to fight for community space and a share of the $2 million slated for the fifth floor project, […]