April 20, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 56

Stories from the April 20, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Awards honor Jackie Robinson

Students and faculty gathered in the Jack Morton Auditorium last Thursday night to celebrate the 62nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier and to recognize those in the community who exemplify his spirit. GW’s Jackie Robinson Society helped organize the annual event, which is in its third year. Society members chose Washington Post […]

Staff Editorial: Too many grads?

If you really want to get people riled up, there is no easier way than to involve money. The Student Association Finance Committee spends the first part of each school year allocating close to $350,000 in student fee money. Just like with Commencement speaker selections, it would be close to impossible to satisfy every club […]

Evan Schwartz: Do we still need the SAT?

Flawed, biased, outdated and racist. The SAT has been called a lot of things, but now its overall merit is being called into question by both college admission boards and students. The Princeton University Office of Population Research recently conducted a study on the overall impact of the SAT on admissions. The results were somewhat […]

Justin Guiffre: Put the poor before pot

Every year on April 20, college campuses across the nation become flooded with Bob Marley music and a bit more smoke than usual as students discuss the intricacies of life and debate whether or not “Dark Side of the Moon” was meant to sync with “The Wizard of Oz.” But 2009 is a little bit […]

Zachary Wolfe: Fight for transgender equality

Professor Banzhaf’s op-ed “Defending transgender students” (March 4, p. 4) highlights the need for open discussion about transgender students and University policy. Contrary to its position, however, the op-ed illustrates the need to amend GW’s nondiscrimination statement promptly, not to delay action. The Faculty Senate should join other bodies in calling for adding “gender identity […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Judaism and Homosexuality Listen to a panel speak about homosexuality in the Jewish community. Hosted by GW Hillel and Allied in Pride. Free kosher food and refreshments will be available. 9 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Tuesday Carpe Librum Book Sale Purchase books, DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes for under $5 to benefit Turning […]

Letter to the Editor

Opportunity Wasted It was refreshing to read Josh Akman’s pragmatic analysis of the Student Association and President-elect Julie Bindelglass’ electoral challenges (“A new era for the SA?” April 16, p. 4). Unlike most incoming SA Presidents, Bindelglass will need to win over many constituencies who don’t know her, never voted for her, and worse, voted […]

Sodexo responds to J Street thefts

The University’s food service provider, Sodexo, is ramping up security at J Street in response to recent thefts in the Marvin Center facility. Sodexo has told its managers “to make their presence known,” said Sam Ramos, Sodexo director of operations at GW. This security increase comes on the heels of catching numerous students stealing from […]

Vigil honors Virginia Tech victims

A small group of students gathered in Kogan Plaza Wednesday evening to commemorate the 33 people who died in the Virginia Tech shooting two years ago. Candles glowed in the outline of the Virginia Tech logo as Student Association President-elect Julie Bindelglass spoke at the SA-sponsored ceremony, calling the event an opportunity to “stand in […]

Ex-Clinton aide heads communications

New Vice President for External Relations Lorraine Voles has tapped a former colleague from Capitol Hill to oversee the University’s communications operations. Sarah Baldassaro, former director of communications for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, will join Voles, a former co-worker in Clinton’s office, as assistant vice president for communications. She will oversee the communications end of the […]