February 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 44

Stories from the February 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Pops lands in San Antonio

Former GW basketball great Pops Mensah-Bonsu signed a 10-day contract with the National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Wednesday. Mensah-Bonsu was on the bench last night as the Spurs beat the Portland Trail Blazers 99-84 in San Antonio, though he did not play. Before signing with the Spurs, Mensah-Bonsu played for the […]

Frank outspoken at CD event

One of Congress’ most outspoken representatives did not mince words when it came to the state of affairs in Washington at an event in the Marvin Center Monday night. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Services committee, spoke to an enthusiastic, standing-room only crowd and made blunt pronouncements on the economy, partisanship […]

Cory Struble: Getting the finance debate right

Web Extra In the Hatchet’s interactive debate earlier this week, I asked Student Association candidates via YouTube how they would streamline the financial process for student organizations. I prefaced this question with the assertion that the discussion on student org finances has thus far been superficial because many candidates haven’t run student organizations and therefore […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball The Colonials picked up their first wins of the season Tuesday, sweeping UMBC 2-0, 10-7 in a home double-header. Junior Amanda Gabriel threw a five-hit shutout in the first game. Women’s lacrosse GW ran their season-opening losing streak to three Wednesday at American, falling by a 12-6 margin. Senior Katherine Simpson and juniors Mia […]

Off-campus options

Other neighborhoods are often the choice for students looking to move off campus. Below are some options for those interested in making the switch. Georgetown The lowdown: Although Georgetown does not have its own Metro stop, the proximity to upscale restaurants, shops and the waterfront makes this area one of D.C.’s most desirable neighborhoods. If […]

Bridging the gap

“Where are all the black people?” asked sophomore Sally Nuamah. “How does this relate to me?” Nuamah was referring to the subject matter of her class on U.S. Diplomacy. But it’s a question she and other black students ask frequently – sometimes in class, but often just walking around a campus they say can feel […]

Endorsement: Jason Lifton for SA executive vice president

Compared with the presidential candidate pool, the executive vice presidential line-up seems almost minuscule, but it 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 some […]

What to know before signing a lease

Deciding to move off-campus is the easy part. How to do it can be a bit trickier. Finding a place is a good start. GW offers an off-campus online housing service where students can browse properties in the area. The site also offers a guide to living off-campus, useful links and community information. But students […]

Housing Timetable

Planning to live on campus next year? Keep these important dates in mind. February 23-27: Rising second-year students complete housing application electronically through iHousing. Rising second-year student housing options: 2109 F Street, Cole, FSK, Fulbright, Guthridge, JBKO, Building JJ, Mitchell, Munson, Schenley, Strong, West End. March 2-6: Rising third- and fourth-year students complete housing application […]

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 […]