February 23, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 43

Stories from the February 23, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staffers face long commute to Virginia

After spending three years working in Foggy Bottom, Lorraine Lambert isn’t sure she loves her new GW workplace in rural Virginia. Lambert is just one of dozens of GW administrators and employees who have been relocated from Rice Hall in downtown D.C. to GW’s Ashburn, Va., campus. The Virginia Campus, located an hour from the […]

Renewing Gelman

Every day more than 5,000 students, faculty and staff pass through the metal turnstiles of Gelman Library – and the number nearly doubles during exam periods. But library administrators say the aging building is ill-equipped to accommodate the crowds and the University is not prioritizing funding for improvements. Since Gelman was built in 1973, GW’s […]

$1,000 worth of items stolen from Academic Center

Items valued at nearly $1,000 were stolen from a University staff member’s office in the Academic Center last Tuesday, according to a police report. Ikuko Turner, an executive coordinator at the Language Center, told police that an unknown suspect entered her unlocked office on the second floor of Phillips Hall and stole her purse, the […]

Ousted ROTC student praised

Though freshman Todd Belok is upset and worried about his future, he cannot help but smile when talking about the support he has received after his dismissal from the GW Navy ROTC program under the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. This December, Belok was expelled after fellow members of NROTC reported seeing him kiss another […]

Endorsement: Jason Lifton for SA Executive Vice President

Compared with the presidential candidate pool, the executive vice presidential line-up seems almost miniscule, but it is contains two promising candidates. Both sophomore Jason Lifton and junior Louis Laverone would be capable EVPs. Still, out of the two, Lifton is the stronger candidate. Lifton is the current vice president of community affairs, and actually has […]

Survey: Students half satisfied with Sodexo food quality and service

A recent survey conducted by GW’s dining service commission found that students are only half satisfied with Sodexo’s dining venues on campus. The approximately 175 students who took the survey rated the quality of food at J Street 2.21 out of 5, the service 2.54 and the variety 2.31. The average student also said they […]

Endorsement: Kyle Boyer for SA President

This weekend The Hatchet’s editorial board spent 10 hours interviewing both the presidential and executive-vice presidential candidates for the Student Association. Unlike last year’s slim pickings, this year’s batch of candidates is surprisingly strong for the most part. Still we can only have one SA president – thankfully – and this year, The Hatchet endorses […]

City Lights fade to dark

Eighteen-year-old Eric Fortune-Epps wants to go to GW so he “can get a good job and have a better life,” but he does not even know if he can make it through his senior year of high school. Fortune-Epps was a student at City Lights Public Charter School in Northeast. The school, founded three years […]

Candidates spar at debate

Between polite jabs at their opponents and subtle self promotion, candidates seeking positions in the Student Association executive detailed their designs on how to improve the University and defended their records at the third annual Hatchet-SA Debate Monday night. The pool of 10 candidates – seven seeking the presidential seat and three vying for the […]

Men smothered by Xavier in Ohio

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Coming into Sunday’s clash with GW, No. 15/16 Xavier (AP, ESPN/USA Today) head coach Sean Miller called his slumping defense a “warm fluffy blanket” against which opposing offenses found comfort. The Colonials found the Musketeers’ defense to be blanket-like, but not in the way Miller described it. Instead, GW’s offense found itself […]