February 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 40

Stories from the February 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: How big was your last paycheck?

Recently, President Obama announced that the government will mandate that officials working for companies receiving government aid cannot make more than $500,000 a year. Along those same lines, Washington State University President Elson Floyd just took a $100,000 pay cut in response to the current economic situation. University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann gave back […]

What is the real purpose of love?

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again, and as people scramble to make dinner reservations or find a way to get that teddy bear delivered just in time, all this lovey-dovey stuff makes me wonder, is love really necessary? Do we really need Valentine’s Day? “Valentine’s Day has no meaning. It’s just another excuse to […]

Evan Schwartz: Dating is not dead, just different

We’ve all heard the adage, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” Well, the old system of dating was a long, confusing barnyard transaction. The New York Times recently ran an op-ed piece decrying the death of dating and the prevalence of “hooking up,” or a sexual relationship between two […]

Date Night

Romantic Mark and Orlando’s – 2020 P St. N.W. – American // 202-223-8463 This little-known Dupont Circle restaurant has a small menu, but quality trumps quantity. Mark and Orlando’s has two levels. The top floor is an intimate, homey space, where an appetizer and entrée can combine to less than $20. The bottom tier is […]

Samuel Collins: Still work to be done

Every year, the Black Student Union, along with other black organizations on campus, celebrates the past and the present with the annual Black Heritage Celebration. This is a time when we can truly reflect on the progress those of African descent have made throughout the world. In commemoration of what we have achieved, the BSU […]

Letters to the Editor

Sports add to educational experience I would like to dissent strongly from Niketa Brar’s column suggesting that GW de-emphasize its commitment to building dorms and sports (“Time out for GW sports and dorms,” Feb. 9, p. 4). Intercollegiate athletics offers more than simply a way for a campus to come together. Varsity sports are GW’s […]

SA battles signature bill

The Student Association found itself in a complicated legislative battle this week after a bill regarding candidate registration requirements was passed by the senate and vetoed by SA President Vishal Aswani – spurring a sequence of events that could potentially delay the upcoming elections. The body voted to overturn Aswani’s veto of a bill to […]

A Humble Opinion

Kurt Vonnegut is dead. Norman Mailer is dead. David Foster Wallace is dead, and most recently, baseball-lauding American writer John Updike died, leaving us – a generation of readers and writers who experienced the work of these men – alone. Now we stand in the inevitable shadow of literary schools that we, as consumers and […]

Tracking campus crime

When Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her Lehigh University dorm room in 1986, most students did not know about the 38 violent crimes that had occurred at the school in the three years leading up to her death. The incident brought sweeping legislation regarding how colleges and universities report crime statistics and distribute […]