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.

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 […]

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 […]