January 28, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 36

Stories from the January 28, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Panhel extends fall recruitment

Predicting another year of Greek life growth, GW’s Panhellenic Association has added an extra day to its fall recruitment. Potential new members, who must meet with all 11 Panhellenic chapters, will have two nights instead of one to visit all chapters. “The calendar lent itself to [the five-day model],” Panhellenic staff adviser Marcus Williams said, […]

Colonials tally third straight A-10 win

Don’t look now – there’s still a large portion of the season to go – but the Colonials may have tallied their most complete victory of the Mike Lonergan era Saturday. GW’s 82-54 victory against Charlotte did more than just surpass the team’s single-game points total for this season. And it did more than extend […]

Student leaders push GW to respond to Mitchell FIXit requests

Correction appended Mitchell Hall has seen flooding, leaks, fungus, broken ceilings and malfunctioning laundry machines this year. In response to student complaints, advocates from the Student Association and the Residence Hall Association are pushing the University to deal with issues up the hall before fall move-in next year. Sophomore Shani Shih said she found fungus […]

Some students resist as science classes ditch lecturing

Some students are struggling with a new class setup that forces them to teach themselves, using a professor as a coach, rather than a lecturer. All introductory physics courses starting this month use a model dubbed “SCALE-UP,” in which students collaborate on class work instead of being instructed by a professor at the front of […]

SA pushes for more services for graduate students

Fed up with what they call stalling efforts on the part of GW, Student Association leaders are pushing administrators to prioritize graduate student issues, saying the group is sometimes isolated and ignored. SA President and Executive Vice President Ashwin Narla and Abby Bergren say they want to create a separate orientation program, a graduate student […]

Watergate Hotel facelift delayed as upgrade plans anger neighbors

The Watergate Hotel’s opening has been pushed back at least a year, with developers now looking to add rooftop terraces and summer gardens, worrying neighbors about outdoor noise. Luxury developer Euro Capital Properties presented renovation plans last year, pledging to enliven the slumping complex and restore the hotel’s iconic reputation by this spring. The project […]

Thousands rally on 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

College students from across the country descended on D.C. Friday during the March for Life, an annual protest of the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, on its 40th anniversary. The bulk of the thousands of ralliers appeared to be college students, shouting “pro-life” and chants like “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Roe v. Wade […]

Off-campus housing policies criticized

A Foggy Bottom resident is blasting GW for lax off-campus housing policies that he says are failing to preserve peace in the neighborhood. Kenneth Durham called the University’s police presence, trash pick-up and disciplinary policies for students living off-campus inadequate compared to neighboring Georgetown University, outlining differences between about a dozen Georgetown and GW policies […]