Andrew Springer

Andrew Springer: Let’s float back down to earth

If you watch the inaugural parade next Tuesday, you’ll see the new president, marching bands, a JROTC group or two and a float that represents our school. Only, when I look at said float, I won’t just see the confusing mess everyone else will. I’ll see the $85,000 price tag. In November, The Hatchet reported […]

Leaders irked at failure of fee increase

The student body rejected a referendum to increase the student fee in a special election Tuesday, leaving the Student Association short of money it would like to allocate to student organizations. More than 1,400 students voted in the online election with 52 percent voting against the increase, according to a news release from the Special […]

SA Note: Senators continue to depart from SA academic affairs committee

Only three senators are looking over academic affairs for the Student Association Senate after several resignations. The SA Senate academic affairs committee has lost four senators, leaving only SA Sen. Nathan Brill (SoB-U), the committee’s chairman, SA Sen. Isa Bacardi (SPHHS-U), a senior, and SA Sen. Jenn Jackson (SMHS-G), a graduate student, to handle the […]

SA Note: Fowler resigns from SA Senate, cites personal reasons

Student Association Sen. Richard Fowler (U-At Large) resigned on Friday citing personal reasons. In a letter to Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger, Fowler said he was tired of his name being dragged through the mud by the press and that he was going to advocate for students in new ways. Fowler was not available for […]

Green organizations vie for grant

In a townhouse on 22nd Street, four students are setting up a model for sustainability. Across town, other students lobby for the rights of fair trade farmers. These are just two examples of a growing socially aware and green movement on GW’s campus. Senior Maggie Desmond, director of green initiatives for the Student Association, is […]

SA refocuses on advocacy

Omar Woodard had several small initiatives. Audai Shakour had Colonial Coach. Lamar Thorpe had condoms. Former SA Presidents focused on supporting costly intiatives to accomplish their goals, but today’s SA executives emphasize lobbying and advocating on behalf of students. SA President Nicole Capp, along with Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger, successfully lobbied for the return […]

Vern residence halls go wireless

Nearly all students living on the Mount Vernon Campus can now access the Internet wirelessly in their residence halls. Every residence hall on the Mount Vernon campus, except Pelham Hall, now has wireless Internet connection capabilities throughout the building, said Robert Snyder, director of Mount Vernon Campus life and marketing. “I think it gives residents […]

GW Hillel to offer kosher food

Kosher dining is returning to campus in a new form this year after one-and-a half years without the option in Foggy Bottom. The Colonial Kosher Caf? will begin serving kosher lunches in the next two weeks every weekday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. out of a newly refurbished kitchen in Hillel’s basement. In addition […]