March 13, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 49

Stories from the March 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Survey: Student interest in SA low

Voter turnout for this year’s Student Association general election hit record highs, according to election results released by the Joint Elections Committee. But according to a survey conducted by The Hatchet, GW students on average were apathetic about the SA. About 64 percent of the 527 students surveyed said they did not care about the […]

Film Feature: “Unraveling Michelle”

Michelle Anne Farrell is a filmmaker. So was Joe O’Ferrell. Arguably the most-anticipated feature-length documentary at the D.C. Independent Film Festival Monday evening, “Unraveling Michelle,” (A Tough City Bitch Production), recounts the full transgender transformation of filmmaker Joe O’Ferrell into Michelle Anne Farrell – spending a worthy 85 minutes of self-conscious energy grappling with issues […]

Vishal Aswani captures Student Association presidency

Student Association Sen. Vishal Aswani (SEAS-U) will be the next SA president. Aswani, a junior, got 55 percent of the more than 3,000 votes cast edging out SA Sen. Kevin Kozlowski (U-at-Large) for the SA’s top job, the Joint Elections Committee announced after 9 p.m.. “It was one hell of a runoff,” Aswani said. “(Kevin […]

Weak dollar limits students studying overseas

Correction appended As the value of the U.S. dollar continues to plunge compared to the euro and the British pound, GW students abroad are beginning to feel the pinch. Ryan Fox is a junior studying abroad in London, where the British pound is approximately double the value of the U.S. dollar. He worked throughout the […]

Greeks waltz with local elders

The Sigma Kappa sorority and the Kappa Sigma fraternity hosted their annual senior citizen “prom” for the residents of St. Mary’s Court, a Foggy Bottom building for senior citizens last Friday. This year’s “Night to Remember” theme marked the ninth prom the sorority and fraternity have hosted. In traditional prom fashion, the partygoers crowned a […]

GW inaugurates Nationals Park with win

Saturday, March 22, 8:45 p.m. Two parts of Washington baseball culture clashed on Saturday afternoon, with one common thread. On the diamond, the GW and Saint Joseph’s baseball teams squared off in both teams’ first Atlantic 10 game of the season. Off it, the presidential mascot race made famous at Nationals games was in full […]

Theft from area cars on the rise

Thefts from cars have increased in Foggy Bottom, and police tackling the crime trend said local residents are not careful enough with their property. The solution? Hide the iPod. Stolen property from automobiles is one of the most common crimes in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District, which includes the northwest portion of the city. […]


In “News and notes” (March 10, p. B1), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Pops Mensah-Bonsu was drafted in 2006 by the Dallas Mavericks. He went undrafted and was picked up by the Mavericks as a free agent. In “Records closed” (March 10, B3), The Hatchet erroneously quoted University Police Department chief Dolores Stafford as saying […]

Knapp speaks to Masons, but steers clear of membership

Web Update Saturday, March 15, 6:10 p.m. University President Steven Knapp made his first official appearance at a Freemason event Friday, but left little clues as to whether he would join the historic brotherhood like many of his predecessors at GW. Knapp praised the relationship between Freemasonry and the University at a luncheon held in […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday St. Patrick’s Day in the Hippodrome Come enjoy free live traditional Irish music and food while bowling or playing billiards in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Regular costs of bowling and billiards apply but food is free. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hippodrome, Marvin Center fifth floor Sponsored by Multicultural the Hippodrome Spring Film […]