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.

Senior class donates more than $50,000 to University

Members of the 2009 Senior Gift Committee presented a $53,333 check to the University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, half of which will be distributed to the campus initiatives of students’ choosing. Alumni Alan Lafer and Laurie Lowe provided a dollar-for-dollar match of the student donations. Lowe and Lafer are the co-chairs of GW’s Luther […]

University tallies total carbon emissions

The University released the first school-wide inventory of greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, and administrators said the age of campus buildings is one of the largest contributors to GW’s carbon footprint. In the 2007-08 academic year, 53 percent of GW’s emissions were the result of purchased electricity, while 24 percent came from stationary combustion, according to […]

Female condom is another option for the sexually active

When couples practice safe sex, it is usually the male partner who dons the condom. But what about the woman? Are her choices for contraception limited to hormonal options like the pill? Enter the female condom, an often-ignored form of contraception. The female condom is a strong, soft, transparent sheath. Each is about 6.5 inches […]

Dry cleaner near campus robbed over the weekend

A man broke into a dry cleaning establishment on the edge of campus Sunday and stole more than $200 from the register, the store’s manager said Tuesday. The man used a brick to smash the glass door of Esteem Cleaners on 21st and Pennsylvania Avenue at about 3:10 a.m., according to a Metropolitan Police Department […]

Men’s tennis sets sights on A-10 title

When it begins the Atlantic 10 Tournament Friday with the No. 1 seed and an undefeated conference record, the GW men’s tennis team will not be facing anything they haven’t seen before. For the three returning players from last year’s similarly top-seeded, undefeated-in-conference team, this year’s tournament instead provides a chance to do what last […]

Walk-on walks off to post-GW life

Before Johnny Lee was even really a freshman at GW, when he was just one of hundreds of Colonial Inauguration attendees living on campus for the first time, he had a mission: Find men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs and talk to him about walking onto the team. This search led him to Smith Center, […]

New VP hopes to jumpstart research

With just two weeks of work under his belt, the University’s first vice president for research has already begun taking steps to transform GW into a top-tier research institution. Leo Chalupa, who began as GW’s chief research officer on April 1, has been tasked with coordinating research ventures on campus and increasing the University’s competitiveness. […]

Ohio senator seeks trade reform

In an address at the Elliott School Wednesday morning, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, refuted recent news reports that the Obama administration is opposed to renegotiating the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. “I spoke with trade representative Ron Kirk yesterday and he told me that all options are still on the table for […]

Team leaves arena due to renovations

The renovations on the Smith Center pool were supposed to begin after the spring sports season had ended. But things don’t always go as planned. Mechanical failures caused by the massive construction work on other parts of the arena forced the women’s water polo team out of the pool last week. To complicate matters, the […]