March 1, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 45

Stories from the March 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

BREAKING NEWS: Capp beats Abanto to become next SA president

Posted Thursday, March 1, 11:48 p.m. Updated Friday, March 2, 2:17 a.m. Sophomores Nicole Capp and Brand Kroeger will be next year’s Student Association president and executive vice president, the Joint Elections Committee announced Thursday night in the Marvin Center. Capp beat Abanto by 8 percentage points, garnering 1,199 votes – or 54 percent – […]

SA candidates accumulate election violations

The Joint Elections Committee doled out multiple penalties Tuesday night to Student Association presidential candidates Marc Abanto and Nicole Capp and executive vice presidential candidates Nick D’Addario and Brand Kroeger. The JEC gives penalties to the candidates found violating the group’s charter rules. If a candidate obtains six violations, that candidate is removed from the […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Lady Colonials After numerous seasons of playing in the shadow of the men, GW’s women’s basketball team has established itself as a serious contender in the NCAA tournament. If only more students would take notice and help to boost attendance at women’s games. Housing auction The annual continuation of Martha’s Marathon, during which students can […]

The Bar Belle: Solly’s U Street Tavern

Solly’s U Street Tavern 1942 11th St. N.W. “I don’t really like the place,” our friend told us as we walked down U Street toward our destination. “I was really sick last time I was there, so all I could drink was water. And my back hurt from standing the whole time.” When we reminded […]

University will not follow suit in a liberal arts college’s Wikipedia ban

After one of the top liberal-arts colleges in the country decided to ban Wikipedia from history research citations, GW isn’t planning on following suit. History professors at Middlebury College, a liberal-arts school in Vermont, unanimously voted in January to prohibit students from using the online encyclopedia for anything more than background research. GW History Department […]

D.C. Zoning Commission delays Square 54 decision for third time

D.C. zoning commissioners further delayed a decision on the Square 54 mixed-use complex Monday night and asked GW to reduce the project’s height. GW applied in spring 2006 to build a commercial and residential building complex on Square 54, the vacant lot across from the GW Hospital. This is the third time the D.C. Zoning […]

WEB EXTRA: Vagina Monologues performed at GW

Creating a vagina-friendly world, where V-day symbolizes everything but victimization is robustly achieved through Eve Ensler’s award-winning production, “The Vagina Monologues,” put on last Saturday at Jack Morton Auditorium and sponsored by Health Outreach Peer Educators and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. The play, which is based on a series of interviews, is performed through […]

Student activists march to Rice Hall to lobby against potential sweatshop use

A group of students held a protest Wendesday to convince administrators to re-evaluate the foreign suppliers they use to produce University apparel. Activists of the Progressive Student Union say that at least 16 of the factories on GW’s list of merchandise suppliers are sweatshops. According to Follett Higher Education, the company that manages the GW […]

WEB EXTRA: Rock band Anberlin releases new album, “Cities”

In the recently founded world of new age emo, a band’s third release can expand or crumble their existing fan base. Jersey rockers Senses Fail, released their third album to deaf ears, ripping open their loyal fan base at the seams, while the *NSYNC of emo-pop, Fall Out Boy, have launched themselves into celebritydom, managing […]