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.

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 […]

Hillel looks to boost fundraising

Facing a 22 percent decrease in donations from last year, GW Hillel launched its third annual Chai campaign last week to raise funds from parents and alumni as the extra expenses of the upcoming Passover holiday loom. GW Hillel, a non-profit Jewish organization based on campus, hopes to receive $18,000 by the start of Passover. […]

From Baldwin to Boyer: A brief history of SA controversies

Presidential candidate Kyle Boyer was two votes shy of winning the Student Association presidential seat this year and has since been disqualified from the runoff election in dispute over the fair market value of a borrowed car. The ordeal will likely be remembered as one of the SA’s greatest electoral controversies, but there have been […]

Matthew Cohen: Election reform can’t wait

The Student Court had a great opportunity this week, but instead they chose to duck and cover. On Monday night, the court could have boldly redefined and differentiated between what constitutes expenditure and what does not, in essence clarifying some of the “grayness” in the Joint Elections Committee charter. While past opinions say the court […]

College Republicans host Sen. Sam Brownback

Correction appended Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., addressed issues of faith in politics Wednesday night during a College Republicans dinner event at the State Plaza Hotel. Serving his last term in the Senate, the conservative 2008 presidential candidate is preparing for the next Kansas gubernatorial race, and religion is the foundation of his platform. “We need […]