March 27, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 50

Stories from the March 27, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Dan Secatore for PB chair

For the previous two elections, Program Board has put forward one candidate for executive chair representing an internal consensus. This year, two candidates are vying for the top spot at PB. While both are dedicated, passionate and competent, Dan Secatore distinguished himself during his tenure as political affairs chair, executive vice chair and as a […]

A whole new ball game: Slates are up, violations are down

With more candidates, more slates and fewer campaign rules violations, this year’s Student Association election has been a whole new ballgame. Seven presidential candidates are running instead of last year’s nine; three slates have formed instead of one; and about 85 fewer violations of election rules have been filed so far compared to last year. […]

GW Briefs

Bouncer pleads not guilty in alumna’s death Darryl Littlejohn, a bouncer in the bar where GW graduate Imette St. Guillen was last seen alive, pleaded not guilty last Thursday to her murder. Littlejohn was indicted March 23 on charges of first- and second-degree murder and faces life in prison without parole if convicted. New York […]

Brendan Polmer: Will vote for candy

With Student Association elections this week, I’ve got one thing on my mind: free candy. This week, many students begin learning about various candidates’ platforms. One can’t help walking through University Yard or Kogan Plaza without getting a free blow pop or piece of chocolate candy with a “vote for me!” sticker on it. Most […]

SA official calls for Corr’s impeachment

Only days before the election for Student Association president, a leading candidate for the organization’s top post is facing possible impeachment. After a weeklong investigation it has been recommended by an independent investigator that junior Morgan Corr, the SA’s executive vice president and a candidate running for SA president this week, be impeached and removed […]

Staff Editorial: Pick Lamar Thorpe for president

After a year of ineffective leadership, the Student Association has not only lost credibility with the student body; it has also lost purpose. With repeated student calls to disband the SA and overhaul the Senate, the body is now searching not just to reconnect with students, but also for a reason to exist. At one […]

GSPM to study youth registration

The Graduate School of Political Management announced last week the winning organizations of the first-ever national competition to support nonpartisan strategies to register young voters. Christopher Arterton, dean of the Graduate School of Political Management said in a news release, “Parties should take note – in today’s evenly divided electorate, whoever wins over young voters […]

Staff Editorial: Kirk Haldeman for EVP

The role of Student Association executive vice president is not glamorous. The EVP must plan for Senate meetings, bridge the gap between the Senate and the executive and remain neutral in debate to avoid getting bogged down in the petty divisiveness that usually permeates the Senate. After concluding meetings with The Hatchet’s editorial board, three […]

Win, loss for lacrosse

Fourteen seconds into GW’s home game Friday against Davidson College (N.C.), junior attacker Laura Hostetler tried to set a theme for the upcoming season: aggressiveness. In beating Davidson 17-9 at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex and losing a thriller 11-10 to William and Mary Sunday in Williamsburg, Va., the team (3-6) seemed to follow Hostetler’s […]

Gabriel Okolski: Living in poster hell

Funger Hall is already an architectural eyesore and perhaps the ugliest building on campus. I never thought it could possibly get any worse. Unfortunately, I have once again been proven wrong thanks to that special time of the year we all know and love: the Student Association election season. The building’s facade, along with other […]