April 24, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 58

Stories from the April 24, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University plans major overhaul of GWorld

The University is planning to drastically change GWorld technology for the first time in the campus card’s 10-year history, a senior administrator said this week. For about three months, administrators have been analyzing upgrades to the GWorld system, and could make major changes as early as next fall, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz […]

Andrew Clark: Up against the Republican machine

After Barack Obama’s loss in Tuesday night’s Pennsylvania Democratic primary, it seems that God-fearing and gun-loving Pennsylvanians aren’t the ones who are bitter. Pennsylvania’s rejection of Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) is invariably making the presidential candidate rue the candor he had at that San Francisco dinner last week. But in that moment of honesty as well […]

Students utilize SASS funds

When organizations run out of their allotted Student Association funds and are desperate for resources, they have one last place to look for the money they need: Rice Hall. A discretionary fund of $49,000 was distributed to various student organizations who were strapped for cash this year, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student […]

Ben Balter: Keeping the Student Association accountable

My brief introduction to student government on campus has taught me one thing: every criticism, every complaint and every snide remark regarding the Student Association is true. The rules committee recently met in an unannounced meeting, with unpublished minutes, to discuss transparency and accountability within the organization. And that’s exactly the problem. This year’s administration […]

SA Note: Metro offical interested in reduced student fare

GW students are one step closer to riding the Metro at a reduced rate. The leader of the District’s public transportation system expressed interest last week in giving Metro discounts to local university students. Christopher Zimmerman, chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, wrote this in a letter last week to the president of […]

James Madison bests Colonials in extra innings

When a player is slumping, he’ll try anything to break out of his funk. He’ll wear his socks lower, change his batting gloves and even try a new flavor of bubble gum. But what do you do when a whole team is slumping? That’s a little tougher. The GW baseball team is in the process […]

Softball drops doubleheader against Terrapins

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The 16-point margin that separated the GW softball team and its opponent, Maryland, in the second game of Wednesday afternoon’s doubleheader was anything but sweet for the Colonials. After all, GW lost the 17-1 game after losing the first contest 3-0 at Robert E. Taylor Stadium. “We weren’t sharp,” coach Kim […]

Letter to the Editor

Headline deters incoming students I am writing in regard to the article “Intelligent Students Decrease” (April 17, p. 1), that was featured on the front page of last Thursday’s paper. I personally feel that it was extremely bad timing to put such an article on the front page, as it was the most available newspaper […]

Calder Stembel: Politics versus arts? Diversify the GW education

Every two years in D.C., some offices in Congress are renewed. Every eight years a new president takes office. These electoral cycles are widely celebrated by GW students, many of whom have contributed time or money to political campaigns. I am more interested in another District cycle, however: the seasonal rotation of actors and directors, […]

Staff Editorial: Armed and dangerous?

Last week, the International Association for Campus Law Enforcement Administrators released a report co-authored by University Police Department Chief Dolores Stafford that promotes the use of firearms by college police forces. Yet when The Hatchet asked if Stafford supported such changes for the GW campus, she redirected the question to senior administrators. In the year […]