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.

University saves money with lower construction costs

The University has saved an average of 10 to 20 percent on construction costs this year because of falling energy and material costs, as well as a quiet construction market. In recent years, the cost of petroleum-based building materials – including energy, steel and cement – rose as the thriving construction market was busy with […]

Greek-letter groups host senior prom at St. Mary’s Court

It might have been 60 years since they were in high school, but the residents of St. Mary’s Court didn’t show their age Friday night as they danced at the 10th annual Senior Prom. Lined with pink and silver balloons, the community center at St. Mary’s Court was filled with members of Greek-letter life, who […]

Journalism professor travels with alumni on Southeast Asia cruise

When the GW Alumni Association offered journalism professor Janet Steele the opportunity to forgo D.C.’s frigid February weather to accompany a group of GW alumni on a seven-day cruise through Southeast Asia, it didn’t take long for her to say yes. The excursion was one of several short-term travel programs that the Alumni Association offers […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Symposium on the Humanities in a Civil Society Join a panel of scholars in a discussion about the significance of studying the humanities. Guest speakers include David Souter, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, and University President Steven Knapp. 5 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Conversational Hebrew for Beginners Learn Hebrew for free […]

Alex Shoucair: Race dialogue unnecessary

Year in and year out, we get some sort of campus racial “controversy” or a prominent feature in The Hatchet lamenting the disarray of race relations at GW. Our new attorney general Eric Holder said that we Americans are too “cowardly” to have a conversation about race in this country. He’s clearly never been to […]

Melanie Hoffman: Can we FIXit? Eh, maybe later.

Everyone has his or her own complaint or knows a friend who has a complaint about FIXit. The service that is supposed to be in charge of managing repairs in order to keep student rooms in working order has proven to be unorganized, inefficient and just too slow. While the occasional individual can survive living […]

Men, women disappoint in final games

If the Colonials’ quartet of seniors had anything they wanted to say after their final game donning the buff and blue Saturday, they didn’t stick around to do it. Head coach Karl Hobbs solemnly strode into the postgame press conference all alone, no players flanking his sides following the 63-53 loss to Temple. By the […]

Staff Editorial: Fire Hobbs

Correction appended For seniors watching the GWork Web site for job openings, a new post may be popping up soon – one with a six-figure salary. After two catastrophic years, it may be time for men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs and GW to part ways. Saturday night’s game, which was the last game for all […]

Letters to the Editor

Update your sex advice I’m aware that the sex column in The Hatchet has been the source of much controversy this year and there are many criticisms for having a sex column in a student newspaper – even an independent student newspaper. I for one am not opposed to a sex column. Sex is not […]

Obama addresses college affordability

The Obama administration has planned significant changes to the federal system of college grants and loans, a move it says could result in greater college affordability for students across the country. The administration plans to dramatically increase funding for Pell Grants and more direct student aid and to do away with bank-based loans. Obama’s proposed […]