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.

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 […]

MBA certificate stresses ethics

The School of Business has become the first school in the country to offer a graduate-level Certificate in Responsible Management, modeled after the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. Announced to business school students last week, the program already has four participants committed so far. The certificate program, which was a brainchild of a […]

Obama optimistic in speech at Georgetown

President Barack Obama defended his economic policies and said the United States must create a strong foundation on which to rebuild the economy in a speech Tuesday afternoon at Georgetown University. Though he extensively outlined a plan for recovery, Obama did not introduce any new policies, instead employing sweeping rhetoric to convey his vision. He […]

New cup on the block

“It beats Starbucks,” said senior Nicky Barnett as she purchased a cup of coffee from the cart in front of Kogan Plaza – now run entirely by students. Simone Freeman, a sophomore, bought the cart a month ago from its former owner, Naceur Negra, who decided to leave the trade after 15 years of operating […]

Andrew Alberg: Pops does GW proud

As far as I know, Pops Mensah-Bonsu only knows one way to greet people: with an outstretched hand and oversized smile. And not one of those forced smiles that hide an underlying annoyance or one of those flimsy handshakes either. Mensah-Bonsu genuinely loves interacting with people, and it shows. Either that or he puts Phillip […]

Alex Ellis: GW through the lens of a photo editor

This is how I saw GW for the last few years. I’ve been at political rallies and sold-out concerts, met Bill Gates and saw the first black man become president of the United States. My photo lens has captured moments where people reveal their true selves. It is that sliver of time that marks a […]

Pops shines in return to D.C.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s basketball career has taken him across the globe since graduating GW in 2006 – to Spain, Italy, his native Great Britain and eventually back to North America to play in the NBA. And for a brief moment this week, he returned to the city where it all began. In his self-described “second home,” […]