March 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 49

Stories from the March 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Electrician causes major fuel spill

About 500 gallons of heating oil spilled from tanks underneath University Yard over spring break when an electrician forgot to turn off a pump, a University spokesperson said Tuesday. The spill forced the evacuation of multiple GW buildings on March 14. The active pump was refilling a tank on the roof of Lisner Hall with […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Drag Ball Dress up in drag and dance the night away with Allied in Pride and professional drag performers. 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Friday Second Annual Phenomenal Women Awards The University will recognize women at GW who stand out as extraordinary leaders. 6 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Saturday Battle of the […]

SA more reluctant to fund profitable student events

With just a month of rehearsals remaining before their biannual concert, the GW Pitches a cappella group faces funding problems that may put one of their most anticipated events in jeopardy. The Student Association Finance Committee recently denied a $400 co-sponsorship request, possibly forcing the group’s members to pay out of pocket for the performance’s […]

Greek-letter groups optimistic for fundraising despite recession

A poor economic climate and looming financial concerns have negatively impacted Greek-letter organizations’ philanthropy efforts, but students are optimistic that their upcoming fundraisers can still prove fruitful. This weekend, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a community service sorority on campus, will hold the Battle of the Bands – their largest annual philanthropic event – which raises money […]

Staff Editorial: GW pulls a hat trick

At GW, it never rains – it pours. Yesterday, three major upcoming events were announced. This Friday, President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder will be speaking at Lisner Auditorium. Next month, indie rock band Spoon will be headlining the newly coined “Fountain Fling.” And to top it all off, this year’s graduates will […]

Vern weekend promotes pride in satellite campus

GW students and community members will celebrate life on the Mount Vernon Campus this weekend during the second-annual Rock the Vern Weekend. The weekend features the Mount Vernon Semi-Formal, a Rock Band competition and a concert on Sunday with student bands. Jenna Curtis, a member of Mount Vernon Programming Council’s Special Events Committee, said Rock […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Don’t put all your borrowed eggs in one basket

As the biting, icy winds subside and the dark days of winter brighten into spring, GW not only enters a new season, but also a new fiscal era, during which administrators will be forced to make difficult decisions about University funding. But how can administrators provide the nurturing care for GW’s planned growth while also […]

New Hillel group promotes female bonding

It’s not a sorority. But it is a sisterhood. The Sisterhood at GW Hillel is a new student group where female undergraduate and graduate students at the University come together to celebrate their Jewish heritage through social events. Members describe it as a sorority without the dues or commitment, and it is one of almost […]

Media execs debate future of news

Though the event was billed as “Journalism in Crisis,” the four media executives who appeared at Monday night’s taping of the GW-sponsored Kalb Report program said they see plenty of opportunities for their organizations. The presidents of the Associated Press, National Public Radio, CNN and the Knight Foundation spoke with host Marvin Kalb at the […]

Letters to the Editor

Shame on the JEC I think the Joint Elections Committee should be ashamed of itself. SA elections this year ran on the platform of changing and revamping the Student Association, making it an organization to represent the students fully. How can the SA even attempt to do that when its representatives were not elected with […]