March 5, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 47

Stories from the March 5, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gelman’s third floor to see expanded study space

Study space will emerge on Gelman Library’s third floor after spring break as the University gets a head start on long-awaited renovations to the 39-year-old structure. Forty percent of the periodicals in circulation on the third floor will be moved to an off-site storage facility in Upper Marlboro, Md. to make room for study areas, […]

Liquor law violations continue to climb

Liquor law violations jumped by 40 percent so far this semester, continuing a trend this academic year of students being caught with alcohol. The University Police Department reported 87 liquor law violations from the start of the semester to March 2, about 25 more than during the same time period last year, according to the […]

Business school to offer graduate courses in northern Virginia

The GW School of Business is preparing to offer graduate courses at a facility in northern Virginia this fall, part of ongoing efforts to stay under a city-imposed population cap and offer convenience to students who live off campus. Offering some matching courses in master’s programs at the site would cater to graduate students, many […]

Reported neighborhood thefts rise

The number of thefts in the police service area GW falls under nearly doubled in the last month, a rise city police attribute to an upswing in crime at commercial establishments. Police Service Area 207 saw 81 thefts from Jan. 31 to March 1, a jump from the 45 incidents in the same time frame […]

GW gymnastics falls in dual meet to EAGL rival

The women’s gymnastics team regularly counts the balance beam event as a team strength, but on Saturday it was the team’s downfall. GW faced off against East Atlantic Gymnastics League rival Pittsburgh at the Smith Center. The Panthers defeated the Colonials 194.750 to 192.500, leaving GW winless in dual meets this season. Despite the close […]

Waiting for the sirens: A Friday night with EMeRG

At 6:26 p.m., the first tone of the night dispatches the five-person EMeRG crew. The “D shift” begins, lasting from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. – a period of waiting punctuated by five calls Friday. A female student with difficulty breathing set the team into a familiar motion – lacing up their bulky combat-style boots, […]

Questions laid out for University’s strategic future

A policy think tank, an overhaul of tenure polices and big changes to study abroad offerings are all on the table for the next decade of academics at GW. Those possibilities are among a group of ideas floated by administrators in a document released Thursday to guide the groups hammering out the University’s 10-year strategic […]

Competing for a spot in outer space travel

Sara Cook is competing to have an out-of-this-world experience – literally. The alumna is a finalist in the Seattle Space Needle Space Race 2012 contest to win a free trip into space. “Most little girls want to be a princess or rock star when they grow up, and I wanted to be an astronaut,” Cook […]

Benjamin Krimmel: What ‘Shit GW Says’ doesn’t say

It finally happened. A group of students made a “Shit GW People Say” video comprising the real quotes from real GW students. And we learned that students here say some outrageous things. But this made me wonder: Who is the stereotypical GW student? Is our school filled with the nouveau riche complainers that the video […]