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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Policing in the Cyber age, Balancing Liberty and Security Gene Sullivan, a former Court of Appeals Chief Justice, and Judge Louie Freeh, former director of the FBI, will speak about the role of national security agencies amid new technologies. 7:30 p.m. Harry Harding Auditorium, 1957 E Street Friday Anything But Clothes Run Create an […]

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 […]