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.

Knapp to decide on arming UPD by end of school year

University President Steven Knapp will make a final decision about arming the University Police Department before the end of the academic year, he told The Hatchet last week. A consultant hired to conduct focus groups and weigh the pros and cons of equipping UPD officers with guns will present a report and recommendation to Knapp […]

Successful fundraiser starts breast cancer club

Web Extra When Samantha Shames learned that her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer, she knew she couldn’t control the illness. She could, however, control her actions – and she directed all her energy toward finding a cure. The sophomore has been fundraising for breast cancer research for some time, but this year she […]

Preparing for the worst

A rogue Pakistani general has a nuclear weapon. You have less than five hours to diffuse the crisis. What do you do? It’s not a new, hardcore, version of a choose your own adventure book. Instead, this type of scenario confronts members of a new student organization who take on roles as players in simulations […]

Grad students make up majority of Finance Committee

Three-quarters of next year’s Student Association Senate Finance Committee are graduate students, a figure that has some worried about the group’s ability to fairly allocate hundreds of thousands of dollars to student organizations. The Finance Committee is tasked with allocating student fee money to student organizations, a majority of which are run by undergraduates. The […]

Sex Column: Erotic Mishaps

I follow him into my bedroom and shut the door. The room is quiet enough for me to hear the sound of the dead bolt click. He goes to my bed and I hear the crinkle and crackle of condom. I turn off the lights and begin to unclothe, hidden from his sight. Quickly, as […]

Students win $20,000 in business plan competition

The School of Business awarded a group of master’s students $20,000 on Saturday to create downloadable video tours of museums and other attractions. The award was given to the winner of the first annual GW Business Plan competition, which challenges students to devise unique business ideas. The group, Keen Guides, hopes to develop tours that […]

Blind Date: A wrong match

Name: William Ross Year: Senior Age: 22 Hometown: Katonah, N.Y. Major: Classical humanities Name: Michael Ross Year: Sophomore Age: 19 Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif. Major: Political science What is your ideal first date? WILLIAM: I don’t have a long, romantic idea of what a good first date would be. I think maybe dinner at a […]

Lacrosse clinches A-10 spot with blowout win

As the GW women’s lacrosse team took the field for the opening faceoff in its game against La Salle Sunday afternoon, its future was uncertain. After three straight losses, the Colonials needed a win on Senior Day to clinch a spot in the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the first time since 2007. A loss coupled […]

Waning interest threatens Vern Writing Center

After the Mount Vernon Writing Center reported seeing just four students during the fall semester, the service shut its doors – only to reopen after one week. The Writing Center discontinued its Mount Vernon branch of the free peer tutoring service, based in Eckles Library, two weeks ago because so few students were using the […]