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.

Spoon to headline Fountain Fling

Indie rock band Spoon will headline Program Board’s first-ever Fountain Fling concert event on the Mount Vernon Campus late next month. The Mount Vernon Programming Council announced Wednesday that the band, characterized by its upbeat and slightly electronic sound, will play a full set at the April 25 festival – a combination of the annual […]

Generic and 14th Grade to perform this weekend

Sex, love and money are the focus of shows performed by Generic Theater Company and the 14th Grade Players this weekend. While Generic will focus on the annals of the real estate business with “Glengarry Glen Ross,” 14th Grade Players will present a period comedy, Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman.” “Glengarry Glen […]

Endorsement: Julie Bindelglass for SA President

For those of you still paying attention, we are hopefully nearing the end of our marathon Student Association election season. In light of former SA presidential candidate Kyle Boyer’s removal from the ballot, The Hatchet’s Editorial Board re-examined the qualifications of the two candidates still eligible for the office, sophomores Nick Polk and Julie Bindelglass. […]

Ex-employee on trial for drugs, guns

The trial of a former GW counselor facing drug and gun charges this week was peppered with colorful testimony, much of which detailed an extensive history of drug abuse and allegations that he dealt drugs from his apartment adjacent to campus. Lawrence Cannaday, 52, worked as a counselor in the Multicultural Student Services Center from […]

Runoff proceeds without Boyer

The Student Court ruled on Tuesday to uphold the Joint Election Committee’s decision to disqualify presidential candidate Kyle Boyer from the Student Association runoff election. As a result, the presidential runoff is held Wednesday and Thursday of this week between sophomores Julie Bindelglass and Nick Polk. In a 2-1 decision, the court found that the […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s soccer The men’s soccer team announced four incoming recruits for next year’s team, including Youth All-American Brendan Lafferty, a native of North Babylon, N.Y. GW will return 24 players and nine starters from last season’s 8-6-3 team. Women’s rowing The women’s rowing team finished second of three teams Sunday on the Occoquan Reservoir, finishing […]

Andrew Clark: Beware The Populist

Web Extra We’re all populists now? Well, certainly no one at GW is. The word populism has been floated around in recent weeks to describe the seething public anger towards “mega-bonuses” paid to “greedy” AIG executives, the growing hostility to banks and the public outcry that the word “bailout” is rapidly becoming a loaded word […]

Obama to speak at Lisner Friday

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder will speak Friday in Lisner Auditorium at Holder’s Installation Ceremony, representatives from the University and Department of Justice said Wednesday afternoon. The event is a ceremonial swearing-in for all attorneys general and will include remarks by both officials, said Hannah August, a spokeswoman for the Department of […]

Student sues GW for readmittance

A former student, who was expelled last year for possession of LSD and other drugs, is suing the University for $500,000 and asking a federal court to force GW to readmit him, according to court documents. Maximillian Jack, 20, said GW unjustly expelled him in February 2008 and therefore violated an agreement, according to court […]

Baseball holds on for win against Georgetown

The bases were loaded with Georgetown runners in the eighth inning Tuesday as GW baseball coach Steve Mrowka made his way to the mound for a pitching change in hopes of preserving his team’s three-run lead. He pointed to his left arm to summon junior southpaw Bobby Lucas to collect the inning’s final two outs […]