January 26, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 36

Stories from the January 26, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bringing international street food to America’s capital

After returning to campus following a month of gluttonous home cooking, I was determined to find an alternative to monotonous college dining. I found my answer just a few blocks from campus at G Street Food. The large, cafeteria-style lunch spot offers a daily menu of international street food, while its location near a number […]

Park service defends occupiers, but will evict

U.S. Park Police plan to crack down on the Occupy D.C. encampment that has lingered in McPherson Square for almost four months, the leader of the National Park Service said at a congressional hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers grilled National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis during a two-hour hearing called by the House of Representatives Committee on […]

Officers connect with campus

Christopher Gearhart wants to knock down the “us versus them” barriers on campus. Along with his policing duties, the University Police Department corporal helps foster a relationship between his unit and the community it serves by stopping over at Thurston Hall at least once a each week to mingle with students as part of the […]

Defense stalls as men’s basketball falls to La Salle

La Salle’s four-guard offense wasn’t a setup GW had faced before. Still, head coach Mike Lonergan and the Colonials felt prepared. They had a strong scouting report, sophomore forward Nemanja Mikic said, one they had utilized to its fullest potential in the days of practice leading up to the team’s trip to Philadelphia. On top […]

Tickets to a cheap and easy night

While not quite Broadway prices, D.C. theater tickets can put a serious dent in the collegiate budget. Thankfully, many District thespian hot spots offer young theatergoers discounts on select showings. Washington National Opera The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St., NW Generation O at the Washington National Opera is the […]

Crime Log

Robbery 1/18/12 – 9:20 a.m. Location: 700 block of 21st Street Case closed A local resident reported to Metropolitan Police Department officers that he was walking from his apartment to the grocery store when he was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect asked the victim for directions before demanding his wallet. MPD notified the University Police […]

Officials gear up for Board update on goals

Administrators leading University President Steven Knapp’s major projects said they will devote the coming months to implementing ideas formed last semester. In the fall, Knapp said a new academic strategic plan, a comprehensive fundraising campaign, a marketing overhaul and an evaluation of student career services topped his list of priorities. Last semester was largely spent […]

Depleted Colonial bench bests St. Louis with 10-point victory

With only one uniformed player left on the bench at tipoff, the starting five Colonials knew they had to leave everything on the court to come away with a victory against St. Louis. Following a blowout loss to conference rival Duquesne last Saturday, GW (10-10) entered the Smith Center tonight looking to bounce back and […]

GW unfazed by wider tuition trends

Nearly one-fifth of private universities fear a decrease in net tuition revenue as students opt to attend lower-cost public colleges, a report released by a top financial rating agency found this month. But Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said GW is not anticipating a drop in net tuition revenue – which counts tuition […]

Bookstore sees bump in rentals in the face of rivaling options online

The University’s bookstore’s rental sales surged 17 percent this semester compared to a year ago, but saw an overall decline in revenue as it faces increasing competition from digital textbook retailers. The number of textbook rentals reached 8,200 this week, Robert Blake, the store’s director, said. But as rental sales soar and digital options expand, […]