March 5, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 46

Stories from the March 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Gelman should be functional, not flashy

How many flat-screen televisions does one school need? Apparently, between J Street and the lobby of Duques Hall, we don’t have enough of these around campus yet, because the plans for the Gelman Library first-floor renovations include an Information Hub decked out with a number of these flat panels. Any GW student who has ever […]

Evan Schwartz: Online is great. Personal is better.

GW is looking to implement an online advising system, but in digitizing an already impersonal process, the University must take care not to alienate students. The problem with advising here is twofold, and an online system would only solve one of those problems. It goes without saying that accomplishing simple tasks at GW can be […]

Justin Guiffre: GCRs aren’t all bad

The other day I was sitting in World History 038, and after a cold trek across campus to the Elliott School, I was less than ecstatic about the exchange of people, plants and animals from the Old World and New World after Columbus landed here. But after a surprisingly interesting lecture, my professor raised his […]

Letters to the Editor

It still counts as discrimination The only thing more disgusting than discrimination is that there are still people who justify it. Joshua Hock’s op-ed (“The right decision,” March 2, p. 4) defends a policy that bans gays from serving in the military on the grounds that cohesion will suffer because fellow soldiers will be “perturbed” […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Anya Ulinich The GW creative writing department presents a free reading by the author of the novel “Petropolis.” 8 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater, 3rd floor Friday The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 Years Later A symposium remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. 12 p.m. State Room, 1959 E […]

Crime Log

Fraud 2/24/09 – Off campus – open case A female student reported that her GWorld card number was used to make fraudulent purchases at various restaurants. Harassment 2/26/09 – 11:30 p.m. – City Hall – case closed A resident complained that her roommate and several of her guests were calling her names. When she returned […]

Women welcome challenge of A-10 tournament

This season has been full of firsts for the GW women’s basketball team. The Colonials played their first season under head coach Mike Bozeman, which meant they played their first season since 1989 without former head coach Joe McKeown. Freshmen Tara Booker and Tiana Myers became backcourt starters in their first season with GW as […]

Debt nears $1 billion

The University’s total debt grew to just under a billion dollars on Wednesday when the school borrowed $200 million – by issuing and selling bonds – to ensure access to cash in the troubled economy, administrators said. University finance officials said $90 million from the sale will be used to pay off existing debt and […]

Women’s lacrosse loses

With just under five minutes left to play in Wednesday’s women’s lacrosse game against George Mason, GW head coach Tara Hannaford thought her team might just win their first game of the season. Having lost their first four games of the season and down 12-5 with less than 20 minutes to play, the team scored […]