April 3, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 52

Stories from the April 3, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Softball drops two to Towson

This season is playing out like a combination of corny clichés for the GW softball team. Despite losing to Towson in a doubleheader – 0-2 and 3-6 – Wednesday afternoon at Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, to judge the Colonials by their seven-game losing streak would be to discount many of their accomplishments and judge the […]

Justin Guiffre: A new look at an old friend

“I hear this bandied about that if you are old enough to fight for your country, you are old enough to have a beer . I don’t think it’s the same type of maturity.” So said Deputy Transportation Secretary Thomas Barrett in a meeting at the Senate in the fall. He has a point. After […]

Study: nonprofit workers burn out

Low salaries, long hours and never-ending to do lists plague the non-profit sector and cause people to leave their jobs before they move up the ladder to top executive positions, according to a study released last month. CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Meyer Foundation and Idealist.org published “Ready to Lead? Next […]

Baseball defeats Hoyas

ARLINGTON, Va., April 2 — Junior Tim Reeves was 0-for-4 and at bat in the bottom of the eight inning as the GW baseball team led against Georgetown Wednesday afternoon at Barcroft Park. But Reeves’ problems at bat disappeared with one swift swing, sending the ball out of the park for a grand slam. Reeves’ […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Down: Increased D.C. crime Homicides and non-violent crime are on the rise in the District. With the robbery of a graduate student near Hughes Mews and increased theft from cars in Foggy Bottom, GW students should be especially aware of their safety. While the Second District, GW’s district, is considered relatively safe, security should […]

Target opens in Columbia Heights

In past years, families of GW students often traveled to Virginia to shop at Target and pick up last-minute dorm room essentials on move-in day. Now, shoppers won’t have to leave the District. Target opened its first location ever in D.C. last month in Columbia Heights. The new location is part of a $145 million […]

Health care commission will look at preventative medicine at GW

Web Extra A commission formed to research alternative means to lowering healthcare costs said it will look at strategies such as better preventative care during its first meeting at GW. “The commission will spend the next two years looking for strategies to lower health costs by promoting habits such as exercise, better nutrition and preventive […]

Bar Belle: Wonderland Ballroom

With the onset of senioritis, spring, March madness and impending adulthood, it is safe to say that my inhibitions are running ramped and I am finding it particularly hard to recall the events of my past excursion. Fact: I made it all the way out to Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights. Fact: I tried walking […]

Most students get top housing choices

A large majority of students received one of their top three choices for University housing next year and GW Housing Programs placed several hundred students on wait lists, the University announced. “We are pleased with how the assignment process went this year,” said Seth Weinshel, an assignment director for GW Housing. “We plan to be […]

Groups ask for green roof

Two student organizations are working with administrators to raise $18,000 for the installation of a structure that could save the University money in electric bills. Green GW and Net Impact have raised $7,000 of a needed $25,000 to place a green roof atop the Elliott School of International Affairs. The vegetative structure would consist of […]