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.

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 […]

Student witness chases robber, recovers cell phone

A young thief pushed a GW student to the ground and stole her cell phone Tuesday afternoon, but the item was returned by another student who chased the suspect into the Metro, according to the University Police Department. Audio: A Firsthand Account The male suspect approached the female student outside the Marvin Center and grabbed […]

Frosh unfazed by quick start

Shooting 2-over-par in a college golf tournament isn’t usually a noteworthy achievement. Doing it in 40 degree weather with 30-mile an-hour winds and drizzle, like GW freshman Brandon Rukin did at the 11th annual GW Golf Invitational at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course in Bethany Beach, Del., is a much bigger deal. It was such […]

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 […]