February 27, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 45

Stories from the February 27, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professors brace for construction

Science professors are working with University officials to ensure construction for the GW Museum does not disturb sensitive laboratory equipment and lectures in neighboring Corcoran Hall. The construction, which is expected to last from late summer to spring 2014, will result in a new 7,000 square foot building in the southwest corner of University Yard […]

Demand swells for group-based housing assignments

An unexpected 1,200 students applied to live in groups through affinity housing during the next academic year. The University accommodated all 100 applications for joint housing, an option dominated by rising sophomores. The groups were notified of their placements last week, Director of Housing Seth Weinshel said, adding that affinity clusters were placed in more […]

Selling out takes the stage

Themes of over-the-top spending and plaguing economic woes all beg the question, “How much is too much?” Through ornate lobby design, social media squabbles and a provocative, startlingly relatable performance, a new production at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre brings greed, corruption and capitalism to the center stage, in attempt to answer that very question. “Civilization […]

Colonial comeback stopped by Hawks

With just a minute and 12 seconds left to play in Hagan Area, senior forward/guard Tara Booker stepped up to the arc, squared and released a shot that swished through the net and cut Saint Joseph’s lead to three. And after GW gave up a bucket on the other end, Booker came back and did […]

Peering into the frames of Frida Kahlo’s life

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits depict a familiar face constructed by the artist’s own brush strokes. A new exhibit at Artisphere examines Kahlo through someone else’s eyes, through the lens of a camera, portraying the Mexican artist in a new and different light. The exhibit is only a small portion of a greater collection of […]

Women’s lacrosse maintains solid edge at home

The Colonials had a six-point lead at halftime Friday, but didn’t use that as an excuse to get comfortable. GW began the second half by scoring a goal within the first three minutes, scoring again 20 seconds later and ultimately going on a 6-0 run that guided the team to victory. With a burst of […]

Energy propels swim team through match

When the A-10 tournament began Wednesday, the men’s and women’s swim teams were staring down four straight days of competition – a schedule that threatened to exhaust the Colonials with each additional day of races. GW worked to maintain a solid level of production throughout the week, setting career and school records along the way. […]

Metro to host public hearings on potential fare hikes

Metro will hold hearings across the D.C. area beginning Monday to gauge public input on potential fare hikes. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is proposing fare increases starting in July across the transportation network to close a $116 million shortfall in the next fiscal year’s operating budget. The agency might bump up overall fares […]