March 30, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 50

Stories from the March 30, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bindelglass wins Student Association presidency

Julie Bindelglass was elected Student Association president with 51.87 percent of the vote, defeating Nick Polk by a narrow margin Thursday night in the Marvin Center. Bindelglass received 1,565 of the 3,018 votes cast, defeating Polk by 112 votes. “The students have spoken,” Bindeglass said moments after she was announced the winner. “I’m so excited […]

Allied in Pride holds second-annual Drag Ball

Decked out in wigs, glittery blouses and make-up or tuxedos paired with fake facial hair, students danced the night away at GW’s Second Annual Drag Ball Friday Night to kick off Transgender Awareness Week. Allied in Pride sponsored the ball along with Trans Education and Action, a branch of Allied in Pride that focuses on […]

YAF hosts controversial conservative writer

Controversial conservative writer David Horowitz commented on how the U.S. education system, including GW, has shifted too radically to the left, at an event Thursday night at the State Plaza Hotel. At the discussion, organized by the GW chapter of the conservative student group, Young America’s Foundation, Horowitz discussed the theme of his latest book, […]

Phenomenal Women Awards honor top students, groups

Students recognized the talents and leadership skills of members of the GW and the D.C. communities Friday night at the Phenomenal Women Awards in the Marvin Center. The event was hosted by the Phenomenal Women of George Washington, an organization that focuses on highlighting the talents and contributions of women in leadership positions. Ashley Demby, […]

At GW, Obama signals new direction for Department of Justice

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder heralded a new era for the Department of Justice in Lisner Auditorium Friday, delicately emphasizing their intentions to move away from the policies of the Bush administration. In brief remarks during the ceremonial installation of Holder, both men emphasized the importance of following the rule of law […]

Neighborhood College graduates new crop of community leaders

One year ago, Carolyn Mitchell was on the verge of abandoning her involvement with the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, a private non-profit organization that strives towards lessening tensions within the Southwest community of the District. Now, upon graduating from the GW-run D.C. Neighborhood College, Mitchell’s attitude is quite different – she is now the organization’s president. […]