February 5, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 38

Stories from the February 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA senate supports budget increase to improve 4-RIDE

The Student Association voted Tuesday night to support a $300,000 increase in the University Police Department’s budget, in hopes of expanding and improving UPD’s 4-RIDE service. The SA’s Student Life Committee reported that 35 percent of calls made to UPD for 4-RIDE dispatch service went unanswered in 2008 because the service has not grown in […]

Destinations close to home

Thinking of staying in D.C. for spring break this year? It doesn’t mean you have to spend the week sitting around your dorm or apartment. Take a spin and visit some local destinations. Note: a Zipcar membership would be helpful for most of these trips. Colonial Williamsburg How to get there: Car (about 2.5 hours) […]

Staff Editorial: A risky venture for SA elections

Brace yourselves, GW. It’s election season again. This time, it’s not the White House that is up for grabs, but the much coveted and sometimes controversial presidency of the Student Association. Whether you love, hate or refuse to acknowledge the SA, it is hard to ignore the frenzied campaigning that grips Foggy Bottom each spring. […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Flamenco Dance on Stage…Starring You! Learn to Flamenco dance while enjoying wine and cheese at the ninth annual Flamenco Festival. Tickets are $20 7 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Friday South African Project Benefit Performance Youth performers from the Bokamoso Youth Center of Winterveldt, South Africa, will showcase traditional African song and dance. 7:30 p.m. Betts […]

St. Patrick’s Day in D.C.

Even if you can’t make it to Dublin on March 17, there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in the District. The Nation’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday, March 15 12 to 3 p.m. Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th streets N.W. www.saintpatricksdayparade.com St. Patrick’s Day 8K An 8K road race that […]

Kaden Trifilio: Amend our non-discrimination policy

This year, it is imperative that this University step up to the plate and add “gender identity and expression” to our nondiscrimination policy. Students have been waging this battle for years, but the administration continues to ignore the issue and insists on placing students’ needs on the backburner. The University has a legal and ethical […]

St. Joe’s hands men 11th straight loss

PHILADELPHIA-Wednesday night at Saint Joseph’s, the GW men’s basketball team went about proving once again that they can play with any of their Atlantic 10 opponents. It’s the nagging matter of beating them that’s the problem. GW matched its third-place hosts over the opening 20 minutes, entering halftime trailing by only four, a surmountable lead […]

Last-minute options

Are you aching for a break from snow and school, but haven’t had time to plan anything past your next all-nighter? Don’t fret, there’s still time to plan an awesome spring break. And, conveniently for GW, a branch of STA Travel – the largest student travel agency in the world – is located right in […]

QuickTakes

Bruce Springsteen Working on a Dream (COLUMBIA) The brilliance of Springsteen has always rested on the unabashed force with which he uplifts humanness, containing it to the populist model of a now-dead era in American rock, with its uncomplicated chord progressions and accessible metaphors. And though “Working on a Dream” keeps to common-man metaphor, it […]

Administrator’s opinions ‘mixed’ on arming

Opinion among top University officials is “mixed” on whether to provide the University Police Department officers with guns, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president of Student and Academic Support Services. Chernak said UPD Chief Dolores Stafford was someone on “one side of the spectrum.” Last spring, Stafford co-authored a report for the International Association of […]