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.

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 […]

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 […]