April 16, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Josh Akman: A new era for the SA?

Student Association President-elect Julie Bindelglass has a tough job ahead of her. After being two votes shy of losing the presidency straight away, she just barely won the run-off. What’s worse, the runoff took place without the inarguable favorite, who was controversially kicked off the ballot. Now, she must face the new “Abolish the SA” […]

Staff Editorial: More than a cup of coffee

In the mood for a Starbucks latte? You have the choice of any one of hundreds of Starbucks throughout D.C. But if you want a chicken breast club with avocado, honey mustard and bacon? GW Deli is the only option. Chances are that years after graduation, that coveted sandwich will still hold a special place […]

Crime Log

Assault 4/12/09 – 2:00 a.m. – Guthridge Hall – case closed Two students in a relationship became involved in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical fight where the female student hit the male student. The Metropolitan Police Department was notified and a detective arrived on scene. After obtaining verbal statements from both individuals, […]

Letter to the Editor

Club sports wish list A recent column in The Hatchet (“Increase club sport support,” March 12, p. 4) called for increased University support of club sports. As an E-board member of women’s club soccer, I have a short wish list that I think adds some specifics to this reasonable request. First, one oversight organization would […]

Nick Gingold: Four years: memory card full.

It’s 1 a.m. and I find myself in a very familiar situation. My roommate is running around our Ivory Tower quad Febrezing every possible piece of fabric in sight with a look of determination in his eyes. The chairs, the couch and, yes, even the carpet. “Will Febreze work on carpet?” he asks. I have […]

Barr reflects on campaign

Speaking in the Marvin Center Tuesday night, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr said he would have been a serious contender for the presidency, if only the media and government would have let him. Saying that libertarian ideals are the principles upon which America was founded, the former Republican congressman from Georgia was outspoken […]

Inaugural float cost more than $130K

The University’s inaugural parade float cost about $134,000 to create and operate, including the expense of flying a non-GW student to the District to paint a mural representing the Columbian College, according to a preliminary estimate released this week. The float, which was one of only four in the inaugural parade on Jan. 20, had […]

Man arrested for attempted bookstore theft

University Police Department officers arrested a man for attempting to steal nearly $500 worth of books from the University bookstore last week, UPD Inspector Mark Balazik said Wednesday. Officers were called to the bookstore April 10 after employees noticed a man loitering in the area, Balazik said. After stopping him, officers discovered he had previously […]

UPD searches for Pita Pit thieves

Correction appended Thieves that have carried out a pair of burglaries at the Pita Pit sandwich shop in Ivory Tower appear to be familiar with the store’s operations, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said this week. Burglars have taken more than $7,000 in cash and other items in the mid-February and early April burglaries. Despite […]