April 21, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 57

Stories from the April 21, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Security guards get wage increase

Security guards who patrol GW-owned buildings are now earning several dollars more per hour after four security guard contractors and a union negotiated a pay increase this month. Representatives of the local Service Employees International Union announced last week they signed four-year contracts with D.C. security guard contractors Securitas, Admiral Security, AlliedBarton and Guardsmark. The […]

Double Booked: Student officers balance patrol and courses

Chris Gearhart is an undergraduate student at GW pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He attends class, does his homework, studies for tests and tries his best to get good grades. But Gearhart, a full-time University Police Department officer, is not your typical undergrad. “I decided that going to school and being an officer would […]

Leah Carliner: No longer saving the things left unsaid

There’s nothing like seeing your name in The Hatchet. Nothing. It’s one of the best student papers in the country, it’s read by all of your peers and it’s often sprawled across elevator floors on Sunday mornings by those drunk kids that just can’t keep their hands off of it. The first time I really […]

The Royal Treatment

During the month of April, there’s only one place that a girl can be seen without her makeup. Ladies can get primped and powdered at the Knight Spa, hosted on Thursday and Friday nights at the Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa in Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue. At the social pre-game party, Gomez’s salon provides their […]

Search narrows for new CPS dean

A group of 15 candidates are vying to replace the dean of the College of Professional Studies, who will step down Aug. 1. The search for the successor to CPS Dean Roger Whitaker, who has held the post for seven years, began earlier this semester and will finish at the end of June. “It would […]

GW Study Break: The Enid A. Haupt Garden

If you’re looking for a little sunshine to go with your studying, consider visiting the Enid A. Haupt Garden behind the Smithsonian Castle. This grassy knoll on the National Mall is not your average tourist trap and comes equipped with free Wi-Fi that makes Internet access a breeze. A representative for Smithsonian business ventures explained […]

Ben Solomon: Four good years behind the lens

This concept of writing is new to me. English teachers have never been generous in the grades they have given me and writing articles isn’t something that I have attempted, so my apologies to those astute enough to pick up on my weak penmanship. While I cannot write, I can say convincingly that over the […]

One bad inning dooms softball

For five innings Saturday, GW softball head coach Kim Staehle thought her team was on the verge of defeating Charlotte. The game was knotted at one run apiece, the Colonials needing only a break or two in their favor to record their first win in a week. Then the fifth inning became the sixth, the […]

The Thurston trash toss

The effects of gravity are often studied in GW physics labs, but they are also tested most nights at Thurston Hall by some less-than-sober experimenters. The disposal of objects such as alcohol bottles and even vacuum cleaners from Thurston’s windows into a courtyard has been a persistent problem for years, but the frequency of disposal […]