February 13, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 41

Stories from the February 13, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

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Monday Valentine’s Day bake sale Indulge in Valentine’s Day treats in a bake sale to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Marvin Center H St. Terrace – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Laura Holgate on WMDs Listen to the senior director for weapons of mass destruction terrorism and threat reduction at the National Security Council […]

Panhellenic Association closer to selecting new chapter

Correction appended The Panhellenic Association announced Feb. 10 the three chapters in the running to become GW’s 11th social sorority. After months of reviewing 12 applications from chapters across the country, Panhel narrowed the candidates for colonization to Kappa Alpha Theta, Zeta Tau Alpha and Kappa Delta. Panhellenic President Marta Cofone said an extension committee, […]

University wary to adopt free online courses

Administrators are skeptical about the trajectory of online education after a startup company made a splash last month by offering free online courses taught by universities’ top professors. Udemy, a for-profit company that allows users to create and sell courses, tapped into professors’ knowledge base with the launch of The Faculty Project Jan. 26. Twelve […]

Metropolitan police attempt to stunt robbery spike

The Metropolitan Police Department is ramping up tactics to shrink the number of robberies of electronics, which have accounted for nearly half the District’s robberies so far this year. About 40 percent of the 476 robberies in 2012 involved snatching cell phones, iPods or tablets, according to MPD data. D.C. saw 4,146 total robberies last […]

Bar Belle: A taste of the U.K. in D.C.

Boxcar is a gastropub with a distinctly British décor. It offers an extensive wine list, a decent beer selection – including some imports – and unusually good food for a pub.

SA candidate pool for top spots finalized at eight

Two more candidates entered the race for the Student Association’s No. 2 spot, bringing the total executive branch contenders to eight after registration closed Friday. Efforts to preserve student space and expand career services have dominated platforms this spring. Candidates have also pledged to broaden SA outreach and streamline student organization funding – issues that […]

Letter to the editor

Collaboration is the MSSC’s greatest attribute Last week, I came across The Hatchet’s article, “Culture clash spurs unease in LGBT center’s space” (Feb. 2, p. 3). As an openly gay student who regularly uses the LGBT Resource Center, I was shocked. What was this “culture clash” that I had somehow missed since the Resource Center […]