Monday, February 23, 2009

$1,000 worth of items stolen from Academic Center

by Gabrielle Bluestone

Items valued at nearly $1,000 were stolen from a University staff member's office in the Academic Center last Tuesday, according to a police report.

Survey: Students half satisfied with Sodexo food quality and service

by Lauren French

A recent survey conducted by GW's dining service commission found that students are only half satisfied with Sodexo's dining venues on campus.

Mimicking minstrels

by Marisa Kabas

With his face coated in black paint and his mouth encircled in red lipstick, Omari Daniels harkens back to an often-forgotten and racist practice in American history.

City Lights fade to dark

by Jennifer Tchinnosian
Hatchet Reporter

Eighteen-year-old Eric Fortune-Epps wants to go to GW so he "can get a good job and have a better life," but he does not even know if he can make it through his senior year of high school.

Group empowers black men

by Meghan O' Keefe
Hatchet Reporter

Statistics show that black men have the lowest retention rate on campus within the last six years - something the BMI hopes to change.

Men smothered by Xavier in Ohio

by Dan Greene

GW's offense found itself in a frustrating slumber, never truly awakening en route to a 71-53 defeat at the hands of the current conference leaders.

Women come back from 20-point deficit

by Louis Nelson

For nearly the entire first half of Saturday's GW women's basketball game against St. Bonaventure it was the Colonials, not the Bonnies, who looked like the inexperienced team.

Zenk wows at A-10 swim championships

by Anthony Yazaki
Hatchet Reporter

After a disappointing regular season, the GW men's and women's swim teams were encouraged by their ninth-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championship over the weekend.

Basketball Notebook: Katuka steps in, steps up

by Dan Greene

With senior frontcourt stalwart Rob Diggs taking a seat on the bench due to foul trouble in Sunday's loss to Xavier, sophomore Joseph Katuka got a chance to show what he could do against the big boys' big bodies - and he capitalized.

Varsity Roundup: Baseball, Gymnastics, Women's water polo, Women's Lacrosse

University considering advising system

by Rachel Barker
Hatchet Reporter

Figuring out whether that history class fulfills a requirement or exploring a potential second major may become easier if an online advising system that the University is considering comes to fruition.

Townhouse Row leases to expire

by Caroline Coppel

Some fraternities and sororities on Townhouse Row might soon find themselves without a house. The current set of leases is set to expire at the end of the spring 2010 semester, and each occupant must reapply next semester with the University to renew their lease.

SA candidate pool increases by more than 80 percent

by Alli Hoff

Fifty-six students are vying for positions in the Student Association elections, 81 percent more than competed last year.

SA Candidates

Student Association elections will take place Feb. 25 and 26. Below is a list of all candidates in the race.

Campus Calendar

Snapshot: Dance Off

College Republicans protest economic stimulus bill

by Gabriella Schwarz
Hatchet Staff Writer

Much like their party's representatives on Capitol Hill, partisan political groups on campus are taking on different messages regarding the government's response to the financial crisis.

GW celebrates namesake's birthday

by Eric Thibault

University President Steven Knapp kicked off George Washington's 277th birthday celebration Sunday night with three loud chants of "Whoo-zah! Whoo-zah! Whoo-zah!"

Staff Editorial: Tiffany Meehan for Program Board chair

With some reservations, Tiffany Meehan is the better candidate for the job. She has had a year to learn from mistakes and has also delivered on some popular events.

Letter to the Editor

George Brunner: Election coverage was wrong

Lyndsey Wajert: It's the ends that count

by Lyndsey Wajert

Teach for America may offer benefits for corps members, but the ultimate goal is helping children.

Reese Davidson: It is time to get behind repealing "Don't Ask"

by Reese Davidson

The ugly side of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is on display at the George Washington University.

Ross Griffith: Grassroots green movement

by Ross Griffith

For environmentally friendly practices to move ahead, it is the students who must lead the way.

Cartoon: Walking Advertisement

by Robbi LeGrant

Ex-counselor facing drug charges

by Alex Byers

A former counselor at GW who is facing drug and firearms charges also sold cocaine to a student he met through his position, prosecutors allege.

Study: Administrators earn top dollar

by Sarah Scire

The University employs five of the nearly 300 administrators nationwide who make more than $500,000 per year, according to a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Staffers face long commute to Virginia

by Lauren French

After spending three years working in Foggy Bottom, Lorraine Lambert isn't sure she loves her new GW workplace in rural Virginia.

Renewing Gelman

by Becky Reeves
Hatchet Reporter

Gelman Library administrators say the aging building is ill-equipped to accommodate the crowds and the University is not prioritizing funding for improvements.

Ousted ROTC student praised

by Lauren French

Though freshman Todd Belok is upset and worried about his future, he cannot help but smile when talking about the support he has received after his dismissal under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'

Endorsement: Kyle Boyer for SA President

by The Hatchet's Editorial Board

Kyle Boyer, a junior, brings experience, leadership ability and strong ideas to the table. While he may be the more predictable candidate, he is also the most qualified.

Endorsement: Jason Lifton for SA Executive Vice President

by The Hatchet's Editorial Board

Jason Lifton is the best pick for EVP due to his demonstrated achievements and his plans to get things done.

Candidates spar at debate

by Alli Hoff
Hatchet Reporter

Student Association candidates detailed their designs on how to improve the University and defended their records at the third annual Hatchet-SA Debate Monday night.

Applicant SAT scores rise despite drop in merit aid

by Rachel Barker
Hatchet Staff Writer

The SAT scores of high school applicants to GW rose 10 points this year, despite the fact that less money is being allocated to attract "elite" applicants with merit scholarships.