March 6, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 47

Stories from the March 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Feeling the squeeze

Mandatory spending in J Street is not only angering students, but now local restaurants are reporting major deficits, which they attribute to the University’s new policies and the ever-increasing number of GWorld partners. For the first time this fall, freshmen and sophomores were required to spend a certain percentage of their GWorld dollars at J […]

Bar Belle: Tonic

Every weekend I am guaranteed a handful of things. First, I will put off any and all school work until Sunday night around 8 p.m. Second, I will most likely be intoxicated for a large portion of it. Third, I will get off this campus that I am a slave to on the other five […]

School for deaf keeps president

More than one year after students at Gallaudet made national news by forcing its new president out of office, the school decided last week to keep its interim president for an extended period before seeking a new one. On its campus in Northeast D.C., the turmoil, which swept the nation’s only deaf college, continues to […]

Staff Editorial: Mandatory spending failing GW community

With recent findings indicating that key GWorld partners have lost significant revenue this year following the implementation of mandatory J Street spending, we are concerned that this ill-conceived policy change is destroying valuable partnerships in Foggy Bottom. Notable campus staples such as Froggy Bottom Pub, Panda Cafe, Pita Pit, Au Bon Pain and Berticci’s note […]

Pakitsan experts criticize Musharraf

Web Extra Experts on Pakistan criticized President Pervez Musharraf and said the country’s youth need to end their apathy toward politics in an event in the Marvin Center Monday. Last month Musharraf’s party was defeated in the parliamentary elections, but the Bush administration has continued to support Musharraf’s heavy presence in politics. During the seminar, […]

School for disabled partners with GW

A group of juniors from a local school for students with learning disabilities are taking field trips to GW to learn about the college experience and the different jobs offered on campus. “It’s a great introduction for students with severe learning disabilities,” said Sharon Burns, mother of Kingsbury Day School student Eric Burns. “I’m very […]

Capp creates new standing committees in the SA executive

Web Extra Student Association President Nicole Capp is working to establish two standing committees within the SA executive to look at campus safety and facilities. The new committees – the SA Safety and Security Affairs Committee and the SA Facilities Advisory Committee – will attempt bring SA and GW administrators together to discuss issues of […]

Letters to the Editor

Less e-mails, more information It is seldom that I find myself in agreement with the opinions found on this page, let alone in active pursuit of the same goals myself. As someone who is often extremely supportive of most actions the administration takes, sometimes blindly supporting policies for the betterment of the student population, I […]

Rice kicked off basketball team

Breaking News Posted Thursday, March 6, 6:05 p.m., Updated 10:35 p.m. Senior Maureece Rice was kicked off the GW men’s basketball team, the University announced Thursday evening. In a news release sent to members of the media shortly before the Colonials faced Charlotte in North Carolina Thursday evening, men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs said the […]

Kyle Boyer: Politically minded from an early age

Kyle Boyer took a liking to politics at an early age. Boyer, who won the general election for Student Association executive vice president last week, fell in love with politics at 8. The sophomore said his interest in the subject began when he followed the 1996 presidential race between Democratic president Bill Clinton and Republican […]