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.

Tom Braslavsky: Settling it once and for all

I set out to get the 258 signatures formerly required to become a Student Association presidential candidate. I failed. Here is what I learned in the process. If you are a big follower of SA drama, or if you have taken a peek at The Hatchet over the past month, you may know of the […]

University warns of three robberies near campus

At least three robberies have taken place on or near campus in the past two weeks, prompting the University to issue crime alerts. Two weeks ago, a group of men pushed a woman to the ground near the GW Hospital and stole her iPod. Three other people may have been involved in the robbery, according […]

Colonials capture first road win

Saturday, February 28 RICHMOND, Va. – For a team supposedly dead in the water midway through the season, the GW men’s basketball has been showing signs of life recently. With no room for error if they want to make a run at the Atlantic 10 tournament, the Colonials beat Richmond 66-57 at the Robins Center […]

District Mixtape: Joe from GW Deli

In case you ever questioned whether the man behind the counter was a rocker. He is. 1. AC/DC – Down Payment Blues 2. AC/DC – Dog Eat Dog 3. Van Halen – Jump 4. Lynyrd Skynyrd – You Got That Right 5. Gareth Gates – Spirit In the Sky 6. Eric Clapton – Tears In […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Student Association Elections Vote online for your favorite candidates. Polls close at 9 p.m. www.gwelection.com Voices of the Saffron Revolution Burmese monks speak of their efforts to end the military regime in Burma in pursuit of a democratic society. 12 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St. Friday Advising President Obama’s Transition Team Faculty […]

Residence Hall Association offers wake-up call service

Alarm clocks may become a thing of the past if GW’s Residence Hall Association permanently introduces Snoozester, a free service that sends wake-up calls to students’ cell phones. RHA is currently receiving the service as a free trial. Once the free trial period ends, RHA will decide whether or not to continue the program, said […]

Memorial service held for GW alum killed in Ethiopia

A memorial mass for local friends and family to honor the life of alumnus Brian Adkins – a Foreign Service officer whose death last month in Ethiopia is being investigated as a homicide – was held on Saturday at St. Stephen Martyr Church on Pennsylvania Avenue. Adkins was found dead in his home in Addis […]

Joe Laliberte: Man’s best friend

I knew the actual reason she was calling well before dawn more than a month ago. I just let it go to voicemail. No mother wakes her college-aged son before the newspaper is delivered for anything other than bad news. I waited to call her back, giving myself those last six fictitious hours with my […]