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.

Adair’s Colonial career meets unceremonious end

In what was potentially her final game in a GW women’s basketball uniform during this Friday’s Atlantic 10 tournament matchup against Rhode Island, center Jessica Adair did what senior team captains are supposed to do in the postseason: She played like it was the last game of her career. Unfortunately for Adair, no one else […]

Forensics grad students team up with UPD

Graduate students in the University’s Department of Forensic Sciences are getting a chance to work directly with law enforcement officers because of a new partnership with the University Police Department. UPD and forensic science faculty established a volunteer officer program where graduate students gain both classroom and field experience for future careers in security. UPD […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball The Colonials (5-7) won three of four games in this weekend’s Colonial Classic, beating Army twice and splitting a pair of contests with Pittsburgh. Freshman Kara Clauss was one out shy of tossing a no-hitter in the event’s final game Sunday, a 2-0 GW win. Baseball GW (6-7) took three out of four in […]

The new laser light show

Lisner Auditorium was covered in graffiti late last month. The words “pirate,” “hello,” and “thank you” dripped down the walls in green lettering. But by the next morning, it was all gone. That’s because instead of spray paint, the GW chapter of Graffiti Research Lab used high-powered laser pointers to draw temporary images on buildings. […]

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 […]