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.

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 […]

Men’s basketball ends season with loss to Temple

When the sun rose Saturday morning, the men’s basketball team still had a chance at qualifying for this week’s Atlantic 10 tournament, salvaging their season and preventing embarrassment for a second straight year. But by the time the referee tossed the ball in the air to start the Colonials’ season finale Temple, that hope was […]

First lady volunteers at local soup kitchen

First lady Michelle Obama stopped by Miriam’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen located just off campus at 24th and G streets, to serve hot meals to homeless men and women Thursday afternoon. The first lady doled out risotto, steamed broccoli, fresh biscuits, muffins and fruit salad Thursday afternoon, said Sara Gibson, director of development at Miriam’s […]

Colonial Army drops the ball

It’s been a disappointing season for many fans of the men’s basketball team. But for members of the Colonial Army, the team’s largest fan group, it’s also been a ripoff. More than 100 students paid $15 for membership in the organization this fall – a fee that usually pays for barbecues, T-shirts and other events. […]

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 […]