April 6, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 52

Stories from the April 6, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Baseball GW’s baseball team ran its winning streak to five games Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader at St. Bonaventure 9-2, 8-4. The Colonials (16-14, 5-3 Atlantic 10) were led on offense by the bat of sophomore centerfielder Brandon Kelliher, who homered twice in the first game and drove in a total of six runs on the […]

Residence hall staff apps increase by 25 percent

GW Housing Programs reported a 25 percent increase in applications for residence hall staff positions this year – with about 280 graduate students applying for fewer than 80 house mentor positions. Matthew Trainum, the employment director for GW Housing, said that while the increase may be due to the economy, application numbers tend to fluctuate. […]

Few takers for art scholarships

As a high school senior applying to the GW School of Business, Justin Balsamo was unsure if he could incorporate his desire for dance into college life. It wasn’t until he mentioned his dance experience in an admissions interview that he was told about a scholarship available only to students interested in the arts. For […]

Softball swept in doubleheader

For the Hawks of Saint Joseph’s, the two games of their doubleheader Sunday afternoon against the GW softball team could not have seemed more different. Unfortunately for the Colonials, both games ended the same way, with GW falling 10-1 and 1-0, respectively. GW (11-22, 2-6 Atlantic 10) struggled both offensively and defensively in the top […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Constitution and the Bible Hear Dr. Ellery Schempp, best known for filing a Supreme Court case in 1963 that banned school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools, discuss the separation of church and state. 7 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Immigration Law Association Movie Screening Watch a short film, “Hutto: America’s Family Prison,” and […]

Women’s studies professor takes revenge

Clarification appended Some have called them “feminazis” or suggested they are not real scholars. But these false impressions only inspired Bonnie Morris to tell what women’s studies professors have to offer academia. Morris, a GW women’s studies professor, recently published “Revenge of the Women’s Studies Professor” to combat the myths surrounding the discipline. Formed around […]

Staff Editorial: More freedom, fewer requirements

For all you sociology majors, what would your GPA look like if you hadn’t had to take that calculus class freshman year? And for all you biochemistry majors, what would you give to have one less WID class to take? Future generations of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences students are about to find their […]

Donald Parsons: S&E Complex will benefit the highest bidders

When the humble and the wealthy of Cologne contributed to their magnificent cathedral, there was little controversy over what activities would be conducted within – souls would be saved according to the guidelines of the Church. Such is not the case with GW’s cathedral (“Cologne Cathedral on 23rd Street?” Feb. 2, p. 4), otherwise known […]

Alex Shoucair: Snuff out the smoking ban

Spiraling tuition costs. Plummeting endowment value. Student Association turmoil. Deteriorating library. Heinous dining services. Secondhand smoke. Which one of these is not like the other? If you guessed secondhand smoke, you’d be right. Nevertheless, a small but vocal contingent of students has launched a campaign to fight the campuswide epidemic of secondhand smoke because apparently […]