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.

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 […]

2009 Alternative Spring Break trips

Greensburg, Kan. Students will work to help repair the town, which was devastated by a tornado in 2007. The group will collaborate with the Greensburg GreenTown Project to rebuild in an environmentally sustainable fashion. Camp Hope, New Orleans, La. Students will continue the New Orleans rebuilding process in the 9th Ward and St. Bernard’s Parish. […]

Ross Griffith: Keep your eyes on your own prescription

Prescription drug abuse is a growing issue across the board. When you want to get high, the question no longer seems to be “Got any pot?” but rather, “Have you had your wisdom teeth taken out recently?” I do not want to moralize about why we should not abuse prescription drugs or lecture on the […]

Author discusses black progress at heritage celebration

Everyone from young GW alumni to President Barack Obama represents the success of blacks in America, renowned author and professor Michael Eric Dyson said Tuesday night at an event in the Marvin Center. Dyson drew a packed audience to Betts Theater Tuesday night as the keynote speaker for GW’s annual Black Heritage Celebration. In his […]

Square 54 construction will affect roads

Web Extra As blasting and excavation draw to a close at the Square 54 development site, project organizers are warning community members about a series of street closures planned for much of 2009. The next phase of construction at the site will require four tower cranes and will impact the streets bordering the site, GW’s […]

Lucas Hagerty: All schools are created equal

On the first day of second semester, I woke up at 7:55 a.m. and did my best Usain Bolt impression to get to class on time, sprinting from Thurston to Duques Hall. As a freshman in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, I was used to having class in the Mount Vernon Academic Building, […]