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.

District people underwater

A little bar mitzvah money, some savings, the desire to meet new people and engage in the music community. That’s all it took for seniors Ari Stern, Evan Brody, Mike Mimoun and Sawyer Carter Jacobs to found a burgeoning young record label, Underwater Peoples. For a project that began with the simple goal of creating […]

SA kills new constitution

The Student Association senate effectively killed a bill on Tuesday that would have substantially revamped GW’s student government by altering its constitution. The new constitution, proposed late last week, would change the responsibilities of the SA’s executive vice president, taking away the EVP’s role as chairperson of the senate. It would also eliminate nonvoting freshman […]

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 […]