April 23, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 57

Stories from the April 23, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Amanda Pacitti: SAY EVERYTHING.

I was once in a diner with friends. We had caught a flick and wanted a slice of pie. The setting, I admit, is deceiving. That is, this moment did not occur in 1950s Milwaukee. It was not followed by an hour of joyriding. It did not involve me wearing someone’s class ring or letterman’s […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of GW’s ups and downs: Thumbs Down: Float finances failureThe inaugural float was anything but a well-carried out project from start to finish, but it was also more costly than was originally let on. The confusing float, which was first projected to cost nearly $90,000, totaled out at around $135,000. Students […]

Alumnus CFO of Freddie Mac found dead

Alumnus and acting chief financial officer of the troubled mortgage company Freddie Mac, David Kellermann, was found dead early Wednesday morning in his Virginia home. Though no autopsy report has been released, several major news outlets reported that the 41-year-old Kellermann, who is survived by his wife and young child, committed suicide by hanging himself. […]

Niketa Brar: This is you

As I prepare for my departure from Foggy Bottom, I can only hope that this campus never sees the end of you – the always eager, always vocal GW student.

University Police Department earns reaccreditation

The University Police Department was reaccredited earlier this month by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said this week. “The process went well and they were impressed with all the things that UPD does to get involved with the community,” Stafford said. This process, which the campus police […]

Event honors top organizations, students

The College Democrats, CADE Peer Educators and GW Students for Fair Trade were honored with the Pyramid Award for Student Organization of the Year at GW’s 24th Annual Excellence in Student Life Awards Wednesday night in Lisner Auditorium. More than 250 nominees were up for awards in 26 different categories, which recognized the extracurricular achievements […]

Lucas Hagerty: The tough luck of housing assignments

There are many factors that affect the quality of college life, but none play as large a role as a student’s housing situation. That is why the day housing assignments are announced comes with Christmas-like anticipation. Depending on what the iHousing e-mail says, your summer will either be spent giddily planning out your room with […]

Administrators seek lower J Street fruit prices

The University will ask their food service provider, Sodexo, to reconsider its fruit pricing in J Street and other venues after a number of students expressed dissatisfaction with the high costs, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said. The high price of whole fruits like bananas, apples and grapes was one of the most […]

University reaches out to alumni abroad

Some top administrators are expanding GW’s efforts to reach out to international alumni, devoting more energy to connect with the nearly 10,000 graduates living overseas. University President Steven Knapp visited the Middle East last month with Elliott School staff to connect with alumni living in the area, one of many similar trips overseas. The Office […]