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.

Men’s basketball team stumbles against UMass

AMHERST, Mass. – For 27 minutes and 29 seconds of Wednesday night’s men’s basketball team’s 77-62 loss against the University of Massachusetts Wednesday night, there was no distinguishable difference between the Colonials (10-17, 4-11 Atlantic 10) and their opponents. The two teams had given and taken the lead from each other multiple times throughout the […]

Gelman plans major upgrades

Gelman Library could be in line for a major renovation – if the necessary funding comes through. Library administrators are hoping to commence a $5 million renovation project of the entire first floor of Gelman as soon as this spring, but they say they are starving for funding. The project is part of a larger […]

Panel tackles graduate student debt

Web Extra A panel of higher education policy experts spoke about the explosion of student debt and advised students on how to pay for a graduate-level education in the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday afternoon. With more than 40 percent of students burdened with an “unmanageable” amount of debt – defined as more than 8 percent […]

Green lobbying event draws thousands

Web Extra More than 50 GW students joined 12,000 young activists from across the country in D.C. over the weekend for the annual Power Shift environmental summit. The conference, based at the D.C. Convention Center, focused on training environmental activists to lobby Congress on green issues. Organizers also hosted a Capitol Hill rally, demanding bold […]

They call it … XANADU

Recalling last year’s Forbidden Planet Productions’ musical cabaret, junior Samantha Dercher remembers that when the show sold out, the company had to turn away nearly 100 people. She said this year – which marks her directorial debut – the company added additional shows so those interested could see the company perform the collection of music […]

District Mixtape: SA presidential candidates

What better way to pass judgment on the quality of candidates for SA president than with a face-off of taste-making proportions? Boyer and Bindelglass will go head to head in a runoff election on March 11 and 12. They offered up their choice tracks for your judgment this week: Julie Bindelglass 1. We The Kings […]

Jewish literature lives

For English professor Faye Moskowitz, putting students in contact with authors meant bridging the connection between reader and writer. Moskowitz teaches Jewish Literature Live, a new course that brings contemporary Jewish American authors to campus. Anya Ulinich will read from her novel “Petropolis” this Thursday, and later in the semester, contemporary writers Michael Chabon and […]

Affordability, study abroad concerns voiced at town hall

Students complained about curriculum requirements and GW’s study abroad policies, among other issues, to top University administrators Monday night at a town hall meeting hosted by the Student Association. University President Steven Knapp and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman fielded questions from students along with four deans – Peg Barratt of the […]

Students rethink spring break plans

As drug-related violence near the Mexican border escalates, some students are rethinking their spring break plans. Though the State Department issued a travel alert on Feb. 20 warning about violence throughout the country, many GW students are planning on visiting popular resort areas like Cancun, Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas. Nearly 100,000 students across the […]