Thursday, April 23, 2009

Walk-on walks off to post-GW life

by Dan Greene

Before Johnny Lee was even a freshman at GW, he had a mission: Find men's basketball head coach Karl Hobbs and talk to him about walking onto the team.

Team leaves arena due to renovations

by Gabrielle Bluestone

The renovations on the Smith Center pool were supposed to begin after the spring sports season had ended. But things don't always go as planned. Mechanical failures caused by the massive construction work on other parts of the arena forced the women's water polo team out of the pool last week.

Men's tennis sets sights on A-10 title

by Louis Nelson

When it begins the Atlantic 10 Tournament Friday with the No. 1 seed and an undefeated conference record, the GW men's tennis team will not be facing anything they haven't seen before.

Ohio senator seeks trade reform

by Geoffrey Middleberg
Hatchet Staff Writer

In an address at the Elliott School Wednesday morning, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, refuted recent news reports that the Obama administration is opposed to renegotiating the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

QuickTakes

District people underwater

by Ben Doak

A little bar mitzvah money, some savings, the desire to meet new people and engage in the music community. That's all it took for seniors Ari Stern, Evan Brody, Mike Mimoun and Sawyer Carter Jacobs to found a burgeoning young record label, Underwater Peoples.

Nathan Grossman: Positively 2140 G Street

by Nathan Grossman

Looking back, I guess it just occurred to me that writing for the school newspaper might not be a bad way to spend four years.

On entertainment and chocolate

by Emily Katz
Hatchet Reporter

Fantasy and entertainment are what senior Lucila Farina hopes audiences will take away from Generic Theatre Company's production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," performed in the Lisner Downstage this weekend.

Amanda Pacitti: SAY EVERYTHING.

by Amanda Pacitti

This year, I repped The Hatchet, and for the sake of full transparency, here is the 100 percent breakdown of my experience of this repping.

$5 - $10 - $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

SA kills new constitution

by Emily Cahn

The Student Association senate effectively killed a bill on Tuesday that would have substantially revamped GW's student government by altering its constitution.

Event honors top organizations, students

by Madeleine Morgenstern

The College Democrats, CADE Peer Educators and GW Students for Fair Trade were honored with the Pyramid Award for Student Organization of the Year at GW's 24th Annual Excellence in Student Life Awards Wednesday night in Lisner Auditorium.

University reaches out to alumni abroad

by Gabriella Schwarz
Hatchet Staff Writer

Some top administrators are expanding GW's efforts to reach out to international alumni, devoting more energy to connect with the nearly 10,000 graduates living overseas.

Fixed tuition attracts new students

The promise of GW's fixed tuition plan is making writing that first deposit check to the University a little easier for some incoming freshmen.

Crime Log

by Lara Gori
Hatchet Reporter

Junior competes in Miss USA pageant

by Amanda Lindner

Junior Nicole White had her sights set on a sash and crown last weekend when she competed in the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas.

Students take interest in State Department hiring increase

by Joe Mancinik
Hatchet Reporter

The U.S. Department of State is looking for a few good men and women to help bolster their work force, and representatives came to GW this week to spread the word.

Congress stalls D.C. vote bill

by Jennifer Tchinnosian
Hatchet Reporter

Congress has continued to stall the D.C. House Voting Rights Act more than two months after a controversial gun amendment was added.

Senior class donates more than $50,000 to University

by Carly Lagrotteria
Hatchet Reporter

Members of the 2009 Senior Gift Committee presented a $53,333 check to the University's Board of Trustees on Wednesday, half of which will be distributed to the campus initiatives of students' choosing.

University tallies total carbon emissions

by Lara Kasten
Hatchet Reporter

The University released the first school-wide inventory of greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, and administrators said the age of campus buildings is one of the largest contributors to GW's carbon footprint.

Alumnus CFO of Freddie Mac found dead

by Gabrielle Bluestone

Alumnus and acting chief financial officer of the troubled mortgage company Freddie Mac, David Kellermann, was found dead early Wednesday morning in his Virginia home.

University Police Department earns reaccreditation

by Lara Gori
Hatchet Reporter

The University Police Department was reaccredited earlier this month by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said this week.

Dry cleaner near campus robbed over the weekend

by Gabrielle Bluestone

A man broke into a dry cleaning establishment on the edge of campus Sunday and stole more than $200 from the register, the store's manager said Tuesday.

New VP hopes to jumpstart research

by Sarah Scire

With just two weeks of work under his belt, the University's first vice president for research has already begun taking steps to transform GW into a top-tier research institution.

Administrators seek lower J Street fruit prices

by Lauren French and Sarah Scire
Hatchet Staff Writers

The University will ask their food service provider, Sodexo, to reconsider its fruit pricing in J Street and other venues after a number of students expressed dissatisfaction with the high costs, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said.

Gelman and Marvin Center see uptick in lewd activities

by Lara Gori
Hatchet Reporter

In the last two months, staff at Gelman Library and the Marvin Center have reported at least six instances of someone defecating or masturbating in one of the two buildings, according to the University Police Department.

Campus Calendar

D.C. rental market strong

by Bryan Han

Rising interest for apartments has kept the rental market in the District relatively strong, despite a lagging economy and decreased demand in other parts of the country.

Snapshot: Broadsword Battle

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet's wrap-up of GW's ups and downs.

Niketa Brar: This is you

by Niketa Brar

As I prepare for my departure from Foggy Bottom, I can only hope that this campus never sees the end of you - the always eager, always vocal GW student.

Lucas Hagerty: The tough luck of housing assignments

by Lucas Hagerty
Hatchet Reporter

Is it right that your living situation, the one factor that could potentially make or break your year, is chosen completely randomly?

Letters to the Editor

Yes, we do still need the SAT; Keep marijuana illegal

Cartoon: Welcome to GW

by Brian Tratner

District JobHunt

by Ani Mamourian

Blair Gardner: Learning to teach, online

by Blair Gardner

It is clearly time to consider new options for educating, training and preparing future teachers.

The sexual culture of Uganda

by Ally Pregulman
Columnist

One of the main distinctions between Ugandans and Americans as sexual beings is the level of discussion there is on the subject

Q & A with a sexpert

by Lauren French

Jay Friedman has made a career touring the country to tell students that "sex is good" during his racy - but educational - lecture series, "The J-Spot."

GW's HIV/AIDS Institute focuses on research, education

by Gabriella Schwarz
Hatchet Staff Writer

GW's HIV/AIDS Institute has become a leader in prevention and education for the disease that currently affects 15,120 people in Washington, D.C.

Q: Where have you had (or seen) sex on campus?

by Kelly Riordan
Hatchet Reporter

The answer: quite a few places! Here are some of your favorite "landmarks."

The gay condom debate

by Lauren Hoenemeyer

To wear or not to wear? The condom debate among gay men, especially in Washington, D.C., where HIV cases are alarmingly high, is especially important.

Gardasil protects women against HPV, cervical cancer

by Alli Hoff

With three doses given over a six-month span, the Gardasil vaccine provides the only known protection against human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.

Plan B: Emergency contraception when other forms of birth control go awry

by Ana S. Ferrer
Hatchet Reporter

Imagine if, on top of final papers and exams, you had a "contraceptive failure" - the condom broke.

Female condom is another option for the sexually active

by Reva Singh
Hatchet Reporter

When couples practice safe sex, it is usually the male partner who dons the condom. But what about the woman? Enter the female condom.