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.

Some sororities recruit new members

Web Extra After the GW Panhellenic Association increased recruitment quotas for each GW sorority chapter, four sororities on campus are recruiting new members this spring. Through formal sorority recruitment is not held in the spring semester, Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Delta Tau, Phi Sigma Sigma and Delta Gamma will use “open bids,” personal invitations to […]

SA Election Guide:Staying realistic about J Street

Candidates running in the current Student Association election are grappling with how to approach a popular platform – reducing or eliminating mandatory dining spending – in light of administrators saying definitively that the program will not be abolished in the near future. The two-year old initiative, which requires freshman and sophomores to spend $700 and […]

Before Bonnies matchup, men look inward

As of Tuesday night, junior Damian Hollis and senior Noel Wilmore didn’t know much about Andrew Nicholson. This might surprise some. Nicholson, after all, is probably the best player on St. Bonaventure, the men’s basketball team’s opponents Thursday night in a game Wilmore aptly described as a “must-win.” The 6-foot-9 Canadian-born freshman leads the Bonnies […]

Diggs dominant in 90-62 win over St. Bonaventure

Friday, Feb. 20 Less than a dozen minutes into Thursday’s game against St. Bonaventure, senior Rob Diggs had 15 points. And the Bonnies had 13. It was that kind of night for the Brandywine, Md. native, whose season-high 26 points powered the Colonials early and often en route to a dominant 90-62 victory. Diggs’s scoring […]

Kweller goes country

It is snowing in Omaha on Presidents Day and Ben Kweller says he has not brought along his cowboy hat. Still, as Kweller’s tour bus makes its way toward the District to play show promoting “Changing Horses,” he espouses commitment to the newly released country album’s sound. And to Texas. Kweller will be at the […]

UDC to nearly double tuition over two years

The University of the District of Columbia Board of Trustees passed a proposal to gradually double tuition on Wednesday, after more than a week of controversy and student protests surrounding the measure. UDC students currently pay $3,770 a year, but under UDC President Allen Sessoms’ new plan, tuition for D.C. residents will eventually jump to […]

Theater for the proletariat

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles,” said Marx in “The Communist Manifesto.” German playwright Bertolt Brecht addresses this sense of class struggle in “The Threepenny Opera,” performed in the Betts Theater this weekend. “Brecht wrote very political theater,” said director Leslie Jacobson, a professor of theater at the […]

Challenge to GW professor’s study prompts class-action lawsuit

A D.C. resident filed suit against the city’s main water utility this week, a month after a new study of lead levels in tap water challenged previous assertions made by a GW professor in a scientific journal. John Parkhurst filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday morning in D.C. Superior Court, alleging that the Water and Sewage […]

Broomell: D.C. Voting Rights Act a step in the right direction

Last week, the U.S. Senate made a promising step toward correcting a wrong that even our founding fathers fought against. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs passed the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009. The nearly 592,000 District of Columbia residents now have their best shot yet at gaining […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday African-American & Latino Career Panel Get advice from alumni on how to find success in a variety of industries, co-sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center. 6:30 p.m. MSSC 209, 2127 G St. Friday NAACP Soul Revue The MSSC presents a revue titled “Soul Train.” 7 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Murder, Greed, Crime and […]