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.

Valentine’s weekend in the District

The Power of Chocolate This exhibit includes demonstrations, one-on-one interactions and programs related to chocolate. From the history of chocolate to its use as a medicinal healer, visitors will see the food product from a wide variety of angles. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian […]

GW pushes hiring despite recession

Though dozens of universities have announced hiring freezes to cut costs amid the financial crisis, GW officials say the University expects to hire just as many professors as last year – and possibly more. Administrators like Vice President of Academic Affairs Don Lehman and Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said in recent interviews […]

Just not that into you if …

“He’s Just Not That Into You” has all the components of the unapologetic chick flick: Scenes representing girl chats, heavy-handed portrayals of the archetypal disinterested man and the all-important femme fatale – yoga instructor and aspiring singer Scarlett Johansson. But even in shamelessly perpetuating these tropes, the film, based on the book by Greg Behrendt […]

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 […]