January 22, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 34

Stories from the January 22, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA’s first black president pens book

As the country celebrates the inauguration of its first black president, the first black president of GW’s Student Association, who held office in the early ’90s, is making accomplishments of his own. Kyle Farmbry, now a professor at Rutgers University, will soon publish a book titled “Administration and the Other: Exploration of Diversity and Marginalization […]

Logan Dobson: Set library fee is the way to go

Our library fee system is in definite need of a change in almost any form. The current format, an opt-out “voluntary” donation of $50, is far and away the most dishonest way that we could fund our library. And any alternative, including recently proposed $25 mandatory fee, is a good one. The opt-out system is […]

Global Language Network becomes nonprofit

Having begun as a GW student organization, the Global Language Network has now become a nationally recognized organization, with ambitions to extend its reach globally. Founded by alumnus Andrew Brown during the fall of his senior year in 2005, the Global Language Network offers free language classes in up to 55 different languages. In August, […]

Women hang on against Villanova

Millions flocked to D.C. this week, took in the revelry and left with memories to last a lifetime. Don’t count the Villanova Wildcats among them. Unable to get a hotel amid the mass migration to the capital, the team had to drive to GW the afternoon of the game. Only a few hours later, the […]

GW coming into form

The GW women’s basketball team ended its final nonconference game on a high note, but Wednesday’s narrow win against Villanova highlighted adjustments that must be made in order for the team to excel in Atlantic 10 play. Outscored in the second half, the Colonials held on to a seven-point lead to win 67-60, despite a […]

SA utilizes online bookstore

To make the hunt for cheap textbooks easier, the Student Association announced last week they will partner with BrunoBooks.com, a Web site that compiles and compares textbook prices from the GW bookstore with various Internet booksellers. While legal issues raised by the University stalled the project’s progress in December, it was launched in time for […]

Frank Warren knows your secrets

Frank Warren has two secrets he will never tell you. One involves the FBI contacting him about a postcard he received. Another is where he keeps his mail, which he has a lot of. Warren is the curator of PostSecret, a project that asks strangers to mail in postcards that contain a written personal secret. […]

Secrets Revealed!

Frank Warren curates PostSecret, a project asking strangers to mail him their secrets. HatchetArts asked Warren to offer us the answer to some of life’s deepest secrets: Success: Define it yourself. Women: Still a secret to me, but a much deeper one now. Fixing a copy machine: I don’t know how to fix them. But […]

No problems reported for dorm security during inauguration

Web Extra Playing host to about 1,500 visitors to campus for inauguration weekend was largely unproblematic, GW administrators, police and students said. “I think UPD and Housing Programs works well together and planned properly for the weekend,” said Dolores Stafford, Chief of the University Police Department. “The success of the residence hall security was a […]