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.

Love in a GWorld

For recently engaged seniors Hannah Cary and Eli Aghassi, the Mount Vernon Campus is a place for lovers. And it all started in the mailroom. The pair first met about three weeks into their freshman year – when they discovered they had neighboring mailboxes – and have been dating ever since. Though they no longer […]

‘Don’t Ask’ hits home for NROTC

Correction appended Freshman Todd Belok has wanted to be a Naval officer since his early teens. “I want to be an officer because I feel that it shows character,” Belok said. “You are paying back your country.” But as he found out this December after joining GW’s Navy ROTC program, he may never accomplish his […]

Practice time at a premium as Smith Center renovations start

With renovations to the Smith Center underway, both varsity and club sports are being squeezed by the resulting space constraints. Coaches on the building’s second level have moved to the Mount Vernon Campus to avoid jackhammering and other distractions. Some, like head baseball coach, Steve Mrowka, move back and forth between Mount Vernon and the […]

D.C. Council member to teach at SPHHS

D.C. Councilman David Catania, At-Large, has accepted a position as a professional lecturer at GW’s School of Public Health and Health Services, his office announced Wednesday. Catania will not be compensated for his position in order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. “I am very excited about the opportunity to teach at the GW […]

Univ. to add burrito venue to J Street

In response to student demands for a Chipotle-like dining option, Sodexo will offer a similar restaurant in it’s rotating venue, Sodexo and University representatives said Wednesday. The Tex-Mex style venue will be housed in the space adjacent to Little Italy for three weeks while the Dining Services Commission gathers student opinion about the quality of […]

UDC students fight tuition increase

Armed with fluorescent signs, whistles and makeshift bucket drums, a group of students from the University of the District of Columbia gathered Tuesday night for a sleep-in to publicly protest a drastic tuition increase they say would greatly limit accessibility to the city’s only public college. The proposal, made by UDC President Allen Sessoms, would […]

Suspect arrested in Ethiopia for murder of alumnus

Ethiopian authorities have arrested a man in connection with the suspicious death of alumnus Brian Adkins, a Foreign Service officer found dead in Ethiopia last week, State Department representatives said Wednesday. The State Department would not release the name of the suspect nor add further comment, citing an ongoing homicide investigation. Adkins worked for the […]

Former South Korean presidential candidate speaks at ESIA

Though his address touched on such weighty issues as reunification of Korea and containing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the second-place finisher in the South Korean presidential race began his address at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday by expressing empathy for a fellow politician. “I did not naturally support Sen. McCain’s policy. However, I […]

RIAA sues student, alumnus

More than a year after they sued anonymous GW students for illegal downloading violations, representatives of the recording industry recently advanced their federal court battle by filing new suits against a senior and an alumnus. Court documents filed by the Recording Industry Association of America allege that Richard Fowler, a 2008 graduate, and senior Heidi […]

New student group seeks to highlight Cuban issues

A new student group is doing their part to bring attention to the issues of Cuba, a country that has been largely shrouded in mystery for almost a half-century. Students for a Free Cuba was founded last month by junior Brittney Arroyo Morrett and sophomores Rudolfo Mayor and James Tanner. Tanner, the organization’s treasurer who […]