February 19, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 42

Stories from the February 19, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fan group fails to rally troops

In a season when the men’s basketball team needs the most support, its primary fan organization has largely fallen off the map. The Colonial Army, which was formed in 2003 to rally students at GW basketball games, has remained largely inactive this year – despite collecting $15 membership fees from more than 100 members in […]

Hundreds call for more financial aid

Hundreds of parents and students are calling the University’s newly created financial aid call center to voice concerns about financing a GW education in the worsening recession. The call center was created by the financial aid and student account offices last month as a pilot program to answer questions from people concerned about paying for […]

Crime Log

Destruction 2/15/09 – Thurston Hall – Open Case An individual reported that photos in his room were defaced with black pen. Harassment 2/09/09 – off campus – case closed A female student reported to the University Police Department that she received a harassing text message from her former roommate about property that the roommate wanted […]

Beating the job market

Adrian Fontecilla is in his third and final year of GW Law School. But unlike many other graduate students these days, he does not have to worry about securing future employment in the sparse job market. Thanks to his previous participation in a summer associate program, he and many of his fellow law students already […]

Facebook backs down on privacy policy after uproar

After a public outcry about a change in Facebook’s privacy policies, the company conceded to the vehement objections and reverted back to their old guidelines Wednesday. Earlier this month, Facebook changed its Terms of Service to give the company exclusive rights to all user content, indefinitely – even if a user decides to delete their […]

Michael Jackson for SA President

Web Extra Well, it’s that unfortunate time of year again. No, I don’t mean the now annual ritualistic collapse of the basketball team. Worse. It’s SA election time. If you’re like me (and most of you are), you really couldn’t care less about this giant exercise in ego building. As entertaining as it can be […]

SA Election Guide: Few females earn top spot

Correction appended At a university with a female-dominated student body, only two women in more than 30 years have assumed the highest student government position. Since 1977, GW has elected eight females to the executive office of the Student Association – six executive vice presidents and two presidents. It was not until 1998 that GW […]