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.

Fixed tuition attracts new students

The promise of GW’s fixed tuition plan is making writing that first deposit check to the University a little easier for some incoming freshmen. Despite the fact that fixed tuition colleges often have higher sticker prices to account for inflation, many incoming students interviewed said the stability of a flat price was appealing. Unlike many […]

The sexual culture of Uganda

One of the main distinctions between Ugandans and Americans as sexual beings is the level of discussion there is on the subject. Until studying abroad in Uganda, my experiences with sex in Africa had been limited to teaching a class on HIV/AIDS to middle school students in Sierra Leone. While discussing condom use with them, […]

Letters to the Editor

Yes, we do still need the SAT Eliminating the SAT is not the problem-solver for less privileged students (“Do we still need the SAT?” April 20, p. 4). In fact, less privileged students can and often do score higher than those coming from elite private schools, prep schools and boarding schools. Suggesting that removing the […]

Crime Log

Attempted Burglary 4/18/09 – 7:25 p.m. – JBKO Hall – case closed A female student reported that an unknown male had been trying to enter her room. He said that he was at the wrong room and fled the scene. No identifiable suspect. Destruction 4/19/09 – Mitchell Hall – case closed An unknown individual discharged […]

Q & A with a sexpert

Jay Friedman has made a career touring the country to tell students that “sex is good” during his racy – but educational – lecture series, “The J-Spot.” Before the self-proclaimed “sexpert” spoke to students in the Marvin Center on April 7, Friedman sat down with The Hatchet for a more personal interview. He offered his […]

Junior competes in Miss USA pageant

Junior Nicole White had her sights set on a sash and crown last weekend when she competed in the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. While White, who represented District of Columbia, did not end up with the crown, she was among the top 10 highest-rated contestants by users of the Miss USA Web site […]

Q: Where have you had (or seen) sex on campus?

The answer: quite a few places! Here is our campus map with some of your favorite “landmarks.” Note: The Hatchet does not condone nor promote sexual activity in academic buildings, on athletic fields, in Kogan Plaza, where people work out, in administrative offices or anywhere not designed to house horizontal bodies. 1. “The backseat of […]

Blair Gardner: Learning to teach, online

Web Extra I, like others at GWU, have long seen myself as a teacher. I’ve always wanted to be someone who could impart the knowledge I have gained on younger generations. The entire country is now suffering from a shortage of teachers who are qualified and rigorously trained to effect real change, especially in high-need […]

Students take interest in State Department hiring increase

The U.S. Department of State is looking for a few good men and women to help bolster their work force, and representatives came to GW this week to spread the word. Deborah Graze, a recruitment outreach branch chief at the State Department, said the federal government’s biggest diplomatic organization has plans to significantly increase its […]