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.

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 […]

Gelman and Marvin Center see uptick in lewd activities

In the last two months, staff at Gelman Library and the Marvin Center have reported at least six instances of someone defecating or masturbating in one of the two buildings, according to the University Police Department. Staff in Gelman reported that an unknown individual defecated on the edge of or near a toilet in the […]

Nathan Grossman: Positively 2140 G Street

To be honest, I’m really not sure what first drew me to The Hatchet. I’ve always been a nosy bastard and an old St. Louis Post-Dispatch article I recently dug up proves that even as a 7-year-old, I was capable of grilling a reporter on obscure baseball statistics. But I haven’t taken a single journalism […]


Ida Maria Fortress Round My Heart (SONY BMG) Who doesn’t love Norwegian pop music? The newest Scandinavian import is Ida Maria (pronounced eee-da), whose debut album “Fortress Round My Heart” has recently been dubbed The Next Big Thing. Think the angst of Lily Allen, saucy, sexy song titles a la Katy Perry (Maria’s hit single […]

D.C. rental market strong

Rising interest for apartments has kept the rental market in the District relatively strong, despite a lagging economy and decreased demand in other parts of the country. While weaker than it has been in the past five years, D.C.’s market is still stable compared to the national market, according to data from the National Association […]

On entertainment and chocolate

Fantasy and entertainment are what senior Lucila Farina hopes audiences will take away from Generic Theatre Company’s production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” performed in the Lisner Downstage this weekend. “I was tired of what I had been seeing,” said Farina, the director. “I didn’t want to see another love story or overly complicated […]