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.

College Republicans protest economic stimulus bill

Much like their party’s representatives on Capitol Hill, partisan political groups on campus are taking on different messages regarding the government’s response to the financial crisis. The College Republicans spent much of Friday voicing their criticism of the recently passed stimulus package outside the Marvin Center. President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion stimulus bill […]

GW celebrates namesake’s birthday

University President Steven Knapp kicked off George Washington’s 277th birthday celebration Sunday night with three loud chants of “Whoo-zah! Whoo-zah! Whoo-zah!” The celebration, which was moved inside for a third consecutive year due to weather conditions, featured a pie-eating contest, a live band and a mock bonfire. Wind gusts of 35 miles per hour forced […]

Lyndsey Wajert: It’s the ends that count

By this point in our educations, most of us have been students for more than a decade. These days, more and more GW graduates are switching roles and finding out exactly what it means to be a teacher. In a recent event in the Marvin Center, Rod Paige, the former U.S. secretary of education, urged […]

Staff Editorial: Tiffany Meehan for Program Board chair

Program Board is one of those organizations that drifts on and off of students’ radars. It’s popular when Jason Mraz or PostSecret comes to campus, but when it’s not making headlines, it is largely forgotten. That said, PB has the potential to put on some really great events, and students should take the time to […]

Ross Griffith: Grassroots green movement

Less plastic, less impact. You have seen them: water bottles that claim to be made of 30 percent less plastic. It’s a red herring. Or wishful thinking. Only about 15 percent of water bottles will be recycled. That means that the water bottle you use today – regardless of how efficiently it was made with […]

Letter to the Editor

Election coverage was wrong I believe that my profile in Thursday’s issue of The Hatchet befooled me as a candidate. My story was made a joke and my issues made narrow, while my understanding of the student’s concerns made inept and glib. When a student cannot trust the press to be fair and objective, then […]

Ex-counselor facing drug charges

Clarification appended A former counselor at GW who is facing drug and firearms charges after a raid on his Foggy Bottom home this summer also sold cocaine to a former student he met through his position, prosecutors allege in recent court filings. Lawrence Cannaday, 52, was arrested in August 2008 after Metropolitan Police Department officers […]

Reese Davidson: It is time to get behind repealing “Don’t Ask”

The ugly side of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is on display at the George Washington University. Freshman Todd Belok was dismissed from GW’s Navy ROTC program after two fellow midshipmen saw Belok, who is gay, kissing another male at a party (” ‘Don’t Ask’ hits home for NROTC,” Feb. 12, p. 1). […]

Study: Administrators earn top dollar

The University employs five of the nearly 300 administrators nationwide who make more than $500,000 per year, according to a survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education scheduled to be released Monday. The figures stem from 2006-2007 tax filings, the latest available to the public, which require nonprofit companies to disclose top paid employees. […]