March 27, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 50

Stories from the March 27, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Capp adds green initiative position to SA executive

The Student Association senate approved the addition of a director of green initiatives to the SA executive on Tuesday night at Marvin Center. SA President Nicole Capp created the green directorship this year, but did not make it a standing cabinet position. Similar to the director of green initiatives this year, the official green cabinet […]

Calder Stembel: Don’t punish IB students

In the coming weeks, high school seniors in the U.S. and abroad will receive an ornate acceptance letter from GW. While completing their applications, some students might have been surprised by the request for “AP/IB scores,” unaware of the International Baccalaureate alternative to Advanced Placement exams. AP students are well represented at GW, while IB […]

The Hatchet elects Roper editor

Conducting a readership survey is one of the first goals Eric Roper hopes to accomplish when he takes over as The Hatchet’s editor in chief in May. Current metro news editor Roper, a junior, said he thinks the paper can improve with more feedback from its main audience. “(We want to know) where we as […]

Rutgers sends GW women packing in Sweet 16

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 30 — This game was not the 25-point pounding the GW women’s basketball team took from Rutgers University in November. But in the NCAA Tournament, a loss is a loss, and the Colonials are going home. The Sixth-seeded GW kept it close in the second half, but the Scarlet Knights dominated in […]

Hispanic faculty up at GW

The number of Hispanic faculty at GW increased by 33 percent over the past two years while numbers of female and black faculty remained stagnant, according to a report released at a Faculty Senate meeting this month. “I don’t think the numbers reflect a lack of effort to recruit women and minority faculty, rather that […]

Aswani and Boyer hope to improve dining services

Improving dining services and building a stronger University community in Foggy Bottom will be the centerpiece of next year’s Student Association executive. SA President-elect Vishal Aswani and Executive Vice President-elect Kyle Boyer did not run together on a slate, but both campaigned on extending hours at J Street and eliminating the food court’s mandatory spending […]

SXSW Band Feature: Times New Viking

AUSTIN, Texas – At the Times New Viking showcase at South by Southwest, the floor was shaking. It was literally shaking. And it wasn’t on solid ground, either. The show took place on the over-crowed upper floor of an Austin bar, and I legitimately started worrying about the stability of the beam supports that were […]

Fastbreak space under construction

Renovations of the former DJ’s Fastbreak building is slated for completion by the end of April after the University received a permit this month to turn the former diner into student space and EMeRG headquarters. The building at 2145 G St. previously housed DJ’s Fastbreak until the restaurant’s lease expired last spring. Plans for the […]

Softball drops two games

At times it seemed two very different GW softball teams challenged Georgetown at Guy Mason Field Wednesday. In the two teams’ first matchup in two years, the Colonials’ performance switched dramatically each inning. Although GW lost both games in the double-header, they fell by only one run in each game. Defensively, GW managed to hold […]

Julian Bond will speak at graduation

Julian Bond, a civil rights pioneer and chairman of the NAACP, will deliver this year’s keynote address at Commencement on the National Mall. The 68 year-old activist and speaker is most well known for his efforts leading the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He was a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which […]