February 21, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Spring sales flatline at on-campus dining hall

Sales at J Street have stagnated this spring after dipping in the fall semester in the face of competition from new food venues near campus. In the fall, dining representatives reported a $5,000 drop in daily sales compared to that period the previous year – a result of reduced prices, the nixing of dining requirements […]


Tuesday Syria’s Uprising Hear three political scientists sound off on the Middle East’s most violent crackdown as protesters have looked to oust President Bashar Al-Assad. 1957 E St., Room 602 – 12:30 to 2 p.m. GW Student Media Debate Watch Student Association candidates for president and executive vice president hash out the campaign’s most important […]

ANC to hire zoning lawyer

Foggy Bottom’s leading community group voted last Wednesday to hire an attorney specializing in zoning laws to unscramble GW’s campus development plans and detect potential violations of city law. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission – which advises city agencies on issues ranging from traffic to safety and liquor licenses – allocated […]

Early offers see foreign trend

The University is making progress in its efforts to attract international students, early admission data show. About 8 percent of the students who received early binding acceptances to the Class of 2016 are international, a 2 percent bump over last year. The University has actively sought out international students. Associate Vice President and Dean for […]

Staff Editorial: The significance of ‘declined to comment’

When University administrators decline to comment, they are sending the community a loud message: GW doesn’t value students’ rights to information. And that’s a problem. Every time an administrator decides to withhold information, he or she does far more than simply limit the thoroughness of an article. These denials disrespect the very student body administrators […]

Museum awaits design approval

University officials will take the next step Thursday toward transforming the historic Woodhull House into the GW Museum by presenting a city board with revised designs. D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board must green-light plans for the $22 million project to ensure its integrity and significance is preserved before the University can renovate the building to […]

Colonials claim program’s first national championship

Since a crushing defeat at nationals last year, the men’s squash team hasn’t wavered from its desire to be champions. And after defeating No. 23 Colby College 5-4 at the College Squash Association Team Nationals Sunday, for the first time in program history, head coach Wendy Lawrence and her squad (15-9) are national champions. “I […]

GW losing streak at three straight

As the shot clock ticked down on the play Sunday, redshirt junior forward Brooke Wilson launched a long jump shot and watched it fall through the net. The basket broke through three minutes of play without a GW score, and pulled the Colonials within one point with a minute and 16 seconds left in the […]