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.

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 […]

Women stumble against Xavier

The GW women’s basketball team’s most recent match-up against Atlantic 10 leaders Xavier had all the elements of a fairy tale. It was a dark and stormy night, the meeting of old rivals was a familiar, storied tale and there was a magic number, 14, the number of three-point shots the Musketeers sank behind the […]

ESIA hosts Korean diplomat

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 […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 2/1/09 – 7:00 p.m. – 2142 Pennsylvania Ave. – open case A University staff member said a known individual assaulted him in the Froggy Bottom Pub. He said he had asked the individual, who works in the area, to remove his food from the pool table, but the individual became very angry and […]

Conrad Murphy: It’s OK not to have sex

When you’re new to college, it’s easy to get caught up in the sexually charged culture that seems to be everywhere. Fraternities and sororities, peers and professors, even the sex column of this very newspaper can make sex seem like a normal part of any healthy dating relationship and essential to having a good time […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday An evening with Gwen Ifill Gwen Ifill, moderator of the 2008 vice-presidential debate, will speak about her new book, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.” 7:30 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Friday Jason Mraz and Ben Folds at the Smith Center Tickets are on sale at the GW Ticketmaster box office […]

Ben Folds, Live

Senior Mackenzie Lawrence received a phone call from Ben Folds’ manager two weeks ago. Last Friday, she learned the a cappella group she heads, the Vibes, would be performing with Ben Folds on stage this Saturday, when Folds headlines with Jason Mraz at the Smith Center. “We were ecstatic,” Lawrence said. “The anticipation was hard […]