April 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 51

Stories from the April 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Politico hosts Maryland congressman at Starbucks

Web Extra An intimate group of students gathered in the Gelman Library Starbucks Wednesday night to participate in a discussion with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland’s Eighth District in an event sponsored by Politico. Van Hollen serves as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which he said is working to “motivate voters […]

Cory Struble: Affording college

The current economic crisis has focused much of the government and the media’s attention on how to keep homeowners in homes, investors in the stock market and bankers in the business of lending. Almost absent and yet equally important in this dialogue is the question of how to keep students in school. For years, students […]

Staff Editorial: Heads up, OCS

Seven million dollars is up for grabs and GW should be doing everything it can to get its fair share. More specifically speaking, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act that is waiting to be signed into law will provide $7 million divided among 25 institutions to encourage service learning. It is not yet clear […]

Election Reaction: Different takes on SA election 2009

Motivation for change Sophomore Julie Bindelglass, next year’s SA president, is the current Finance Committee chair. It’s funny how much thinking you can get done when you’re outside on H Street for two days, in the cold and the rain, trying to pass out palm cards asking passersby to vote for you in an election […]

EMeRG buys second ambulance

The University’s student-run emergency response organization, EMeRG, will soon begin using a second ambulance which they recently purchased for $25,000. EMeRG raised the funds for the new vehicle through an 18-month fundraising campaign conducted through the University’s Development Office. University Police Department Chief Dolores Stafford said the second ambulance will allow them to cover campus […]

‘The hidden job market’

Motivational speaker and comedian Patrick Combs encouraged jobseekers to quit whining about the recession and rising unemployment rate and start being more proactive during an address at the Elliott School Tuesday night. Combs, who has brought his motivational speeches to Fortune 500 companies, said the published job market only accounts for 15 percent of total […]

Joe Laliberte: Stop the presses: Saving journalism

If you are reading these words, you are one of two breeds. You are either grasping one of those decaying historical artifacts called a newspaper, which tend to include creases, smudges and uninformed writers such as myself, or else you’re reading the online version of our newspaper. If you are the former, you are standing […]

Bindelglass seeks trust in SA

Student Association President-elect Julie Bindelglass said her first priority as the SA’s leader will be to regain the trust of the student body after what she called a largely unsuccessful year for the governing body. Bindelglass, a sophomore, was elected SA president on March 26 when she received 1,565 of the 3,018 votes cast, defeating […]

Admissions steady in rocky times

Recently released acceptance figures for GW’s incoming class of 2013 are on par with previous years, but the size of next year’s incoming class is far from certain due to the widespread financial turmoil. The University sent out regular decision acceptance letters to 6,200 students last week, meaning total selectivity remained almost unchanged at 37 […]

Meet GW’s cherry blossom princess

Sophomore Tatiana Duran is not a pageant girl. But when she was given the opportunity to represent the state of New Mexico in this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, she jumped at the chance. “I’ve never done a pageant,” Duran said, adding that she was offered the position by the office of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, where […]