March 9, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 47

Stories from the March 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Boyer, Bindelglass vie for presidency in runoff

The runoff election for Student Association president is March 11 and 12, online at www.gwelection.com. Julie Bindelglass says involvement on campus will help her lead the student body Student Association presidential candidate Julie Bindelglass said that no single one of her many on-campus activities defines her. Instead, she said it is her diverse involvement in […]

STAR-spangled banter

“If you are a business major,” asked one parent, “can you do art too?” “Absolutely,” responded the tour guide. “GW is flexible, and you can do any combination of majors and minors that you want.” The guide mentioned the “big” theater and dance program that GW offers. Add to that the “thousands” of jobs available […]

Bhangra serves up dance and hookah

Tables decked with glowing green centerpieces, guests dressed to impress and a red carpet transformed the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom into a swanky dance venue and lounge Friday evening for the Bhangra Blowout Red Carpet Event. The festivities served as a kick-off to the Bhangra Blowout series, which leads up to the annual Bhangra dance […]

GW’s hidden treasures

“Bobby was born in the tobacco fields of Virginia, but he never ‘smoked a puff’ in his life,” reads a page from the 1908 edition of the Cherry Tree yearbook, printed when GW was still called Columbian University. “When he matriculated, he adopted the motto, ‘Never let your studies interfere with your college work.’ “ […]

Hundreds of seniors attend job fair

With the country reaching its highest unemployment rate in 25 years and thousands of jobs being shed daily, many graduating seniors nationwide are worried about their post-college plans. But students who came out for the Spring Career Fair Wednesday afternoon in the Marvin Center said they are optimistic they can find their way despite the […]

Hundreds more apply for on-campus housing

Three hundred more students applied to live in GW housing next year, an increase that housing officials attribute to a new University residence hall and the worsening economic conditions. The increase coincides with lower housing rates next year for some underclassmen. As of Friday, when registration for third- and fourth-year students closed, 4,833 students had […]

Blind Date: Better off as friends

Blind dater Ivey Wohlfield was surprised to find that she and her match, Aron Yuster, once sat near each other in a class for a full semester. Wohlfield and Yuster met up at Bangkok Joe’s on Thursday for some engaging conversation and pad Thai. The entrée was the only thing sizzling on the date, however, […]

More GW students use law prep services

With more than 84,000 people applying to law school this year, GW students hoping to gain admission to the nation’s top schools are looking to private tutoring companies to get a leg up on the competition. Though only 26 percent of last year’s law school applicants were under the age of 23, according to the […]

Hatchet Checkup: Healthy Dieting

Web Extra With Spring Break around the corner, students are attempting serious dieting to whip their bodies back into shape. But beware, diets can only go so far before they become dangerous. Many try popular diets like WeightWatchers and The Zone to lose weight. Those diets count calories, limiting participants to 1000 to1400 calories a […]