February 17, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 41

Stories from the February 17, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Hummus Happy Hour Learn more about Birthright – a free trip to Israel for college-aged Jewish students. 6 p.m. GW Hillel Student and Alumni Speed Networking Night Make connections with GW alumni to help speed up your job search. 6 p.m. Alumni House Wednesday Inequality and Poverty in the Global Economy: Bailing Out the […]

Josh Akman: Case not closed

In the past month, our campus has been assaulted with three high-profile robberies. First, sometime around Jan. 19, more than $7,000 was stolen from a student’s room in Mitchell Hall. On Feb. 5, two ski mask-clad thieves walked into Ivory Tower, forcibly broke into Pita Pit and stole $5,000. Four days after that, the DACOR […]

Staff Editorial: Jumping through legislative hoops

The red tape. The back and forth. The obscure details of legislative precedent. While Congress was dealing with all of the above in regards to the stimulus bill that will affect the nation, GW’s own Student Association was engulfed in an even more bitter legislative battle. Over what, you may ask? Signatures. To give you […]

Amanda Crowe: Leave it at home

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a Facebook addict. Facebook distracts me from my homework, my to-do list and even this column. I just can’t tear myself away from the site, which is why I don’t bring my laptop to any of my classes. It takes my focus off of the professor. I […]

LGBTQ group holds mock marriage event in University Yard

Web Extra Dozens of students were “married” Friday in mock ceremonies performed in University Yard to show their support for marriage equality. Marriage Equality Day was hosted by Allied in Pride, an LGBTQ group on campus, to raise awareness about equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. But the event sought to prove that […]

Justin Guiffre: More traditions, by George!

Few people may realize that President’s Day is actually neither Abraham Lincoln nor George Washington’s birthday. In fact it will be Feb. 22 that marks the birthday of the father of our nation and the man our school is named after. While there is a bonfire planned, along with a pie-eating contest, I frankly could […]

Letters to the Editor

Time out for GW sports? Keep the clock running In referring to “a recent string of athletic embarrassments,” the author of “Time out for GW sports and dorms,” (Feb. 9, p. 4) ignores the success of the sports program as a whole. The men’s crew team took 20th at nationals last year, the women’s basketball […]

What’s the deal with C-3?

Web Extra Sitting in a circle on the ground, a group of complete strangers from all over the world shared their thoughts and experiences on love and relationships in honor of Valentine’s Day. The group is called C-3 or Conversation, Communication and Culture and is sponsored by the International Services Office and Multicultural Student Services […]

Women beat Billikens

The winning formula for GW’s women’s basketball team this season has been finding the right mixture of veteran experience in the frontcourt and underclassmen in the backcourt. The chemistry worked for the Colonials Saturday afternoon at Saint Louis, and they beat the Billikens 67-62. Offensively, GW (15-10, 7-3 Atlantic 10) was led by a trio […]