March 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 45

Stories from the March 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: SMHS’s Skeletons

How much fuss is it possible to make over insufficient study space? It is logical to conclude, then, that something more serious is wrong at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which has been on academic probation with its accreditor, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, since this past October. The school, which refuses […]

Univ. reduces lobbying spending

The University has spent more than $3 million lobbying the United States government over the past 10 years, but has recently minimized formal lobbying in favor of a more relationship-based approach, according to a Hatchet analysis of disclosure forms and interviews with administrators. Lobbying expenses peaked in 2003 when GW spent $629,000, documents show, with […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s lacrosse The women’s lacrosse team (0-4) lost 13-9 to Drexel on Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletics Complex. The Colonials led 5-4 at halftime, but gave up seven consecutive goals in the second half, putting them in an insurmountable hole. Junior Mia Breheny scored three goals – all in the first half – to […]

Letters to the Editor

“Generation Biased” Andrew Clark’s recent article, “Generation Bailout” (Feb 26, p. 5), was as tone deaf as the Bobby Jindal response from last Tuesday and the CPAC event “Bailing Out Big Business: Are We All Socialists Now?” Clark’s opposition to the bailouts does not acknowledge, much less offer solutions to, the collapse of the largest […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Student Association Town Hall Meeting Voice your concerns about GW to top administrators, including University President Steven Knapp, at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Student Association. 5:30 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday Ambassadors Forum: A Discussion with the Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan will engage in a discussion with students and staff, sponsored […]

Punk scene to mainstream

The average GW senior has never been referred to as the “Liza Minnelli of punk rock,” nor have they owned a punk rock café or run an independent movie store. But Jason Mojica is not your average senior. In 1982, before most undergraduates were born, Mojica was seven years old and buying his first album […]

Donald Parsons: A better way to spend $10 million

The Board of Trustees recently approved spending $10 million of the University’s money to do preliminary planning on the Cologne Cathedral (“Cologne Cathedral on 23rd St.?” Feb. 2, p. 4), otherwise known as the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC). If nothing else, the University should finally learn whether the price tag on the new building […]

What’s it like to be… A Freshman Maid

They come into freshman rooms once a week, clean and leave without much notice. Freshman maids can be the most taken for granted part of student life, but what it was like to be one? Lila Johnson has been working as a maid at GW for 28 years and believes she has seen almost everything. […]

A haven for non-believers

Unlike most religious student organizations, one budding group called Skeptics is steadfast in its belief in non-believing. The two-year-old organization provides a venue for atheist and agnostic GW students to connect with one another on campus. For non-believers, the student organization is what church is for Christians: an avenue for like-minded people to discuss their […]