April 9, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 53

Stories from the April 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Economy delays fundraising for Science and Engineering Complex

The University has delayed launching a formal fundraising campaign for the proposed $300 million Science and Engineering Complex due to the ailing economy, a senior administrator said this week. Vice President for Advancement Laurel Price Jones said the University is accepting donations for the complex, but her office will not launch a formal campaign until […]

Crew to host regatta

GW’s crew team will host and participate in the 22nd annual George Washington Invitational Regatta Friday and Saturday on the Potomac River. They enter the competition ranked 16th in the nation in the latest USRowing Collegiate coach’s poll, but will face higher-ranked competition from the Naval Academy and Cornell University. Georgetown, Gonzaga and Holy Cross […]

DCSnacks launches alcohol delivery

Students who are too busy to hit the liquor store this weekend have a new way to supply their nighttime festivities without even leaving their residence hall. Smirnoff, Bacardi and even Dom Perignon are now only a phone call away since the popular online snack food delivery service DCSnacks added a liquor and wine delivery […]

Painkillers stolen from local CVS

Two men believed to be in their early 20s stole more than 600 painkillers from a Foggy Bottom drug store Sunday evening, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspects took 642 hydrocodone pills from the CVS on 21st and E streets, according to the report. Hydrocodone, which is sold as a prescription pain […]

Students push nondiscrimination bill

A resolution to include transgender students in the University’s nondiscrimination policy will move on for approval by the Faculty Senate and the Board of Trustees this month, said Student Association Sen. Michael Komo, U-at-Large. The bill, already passed unanimously by the Student Association senate and the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, will add the […]

SMPA director resigns after 3 years

The director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, Lee Huebner, resigned this week, citing “very demanding” administrative duties and a desire to focus more on teaching. Huebner, who took over the director position three years ago, was formerly the publisher and CEO of the International Herald Tribune. He will step down in July. […]

Adair prepares for pros

With her illustrious career at GW in the books, former Colonial basketball player and current GW senior Jess Adair will open a new chapter of her life one way or another Thursday afternoon when her name is (or isn’t) called during the WNBA Draft. Since her season ended nearly three weeks ago with a first-round […]

Incoming SA senate elects committee chairs

Web Extra The Student Association Senate-elect met Tuesday night to elect its six committee chairs for the 2009-2010 school year. SA Senators-elect Connor Walsh (U-At Large), Jamie Baker (CPS-G), Michael Komo (U-At Large), Erik Ashida (CCAS-U) and Rob Shorette (GSHED) took over the Finance, Rules, Student Life, Academic Affairs and Graduate Life committees, respectively. Jamie […]

More than $2,000 and laptop stolen from Pita Pit

The Pita Pit in the basement of Ivory Tower was robbed for the second time in three months last weekend when the store was broken into and more than $2,000 was stolen, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. In addition to the money, a Toshiba laptop was also taken from the sandwich venue overnight […]

Lessons from a ‘sexpert’

Far from the average high school sex education class, the theme of “sexpert” Jay Friedman’s lecture in the Marvin Center Tuesday night was very simple: “Sex is good.” Friedman has been a certified sex educator for the past 24 years, lecturing at college campuses around the country. He says his interest in sex education stems […]