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.

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 […]

Sorority recruitment now limited to campus

Beginning next fall the Panhellenic Association will no longer allow sororities to hold recruitment activities off campus, organization president Sarah Sutton said. Previously, sororities had the option to host their “preference nights” – invite-only events where rushes decide whether or not they wish to join a specific sorority – at a number of area restaurants […]

Local basketball recruits named to All-Met teams

A pair of incoming GW basketball recruits earned All-Met honors from The Washington Post on Wednesday. Danni Jackson, a native of Forest Park, Va., who will join the women’s basketball team this fall, was named to the newspaper’s All-Met First Team, adding another accolade to her list that already includes twice being named Virginia AAA […]

SmartBike bike-sharing program to add more stations

The District’s bike-sharing system could undergo a substantial expansion as soon as this summer with the addition of almost 100 new stations, a city official said this week. SmartBike, the system that allows members to rent bikes for up to three hours at a time from 10 automated stations across the District, has grown in […]