April 27, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 58

Stories from the April 27, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ex-FBI head addresses security

The U.S. government must walk a complex and dangerous path to balance privacy with protection in a new era of technology, Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh said during a speech Thursday at the Elliott School. Freeh, who led the country’s largest law enforcement organization from 1993 to 2001, gave an address titled “Policing in […]

Staff Editorial: Grading the graders

Attention Student Association President-elect Julie Bindelglass: We have a summer project for you. Next year, students must be able to sign up for classes and know what they are getting themselves into. This page has called for improved advising numerous times in the past, and last fall, we advocated for the results of student course […]

Law School ranking drops

The GW Law School dropped eight spots last week in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s best law schools, falling from 20 to 28. The drop is a significant setback to one of the University’s most prestigious programs. The Law School has produced notable alumni such as John Foster Dulles, […]

GW improves in recycling contest

The University improved this year in every category of an annual government-sponsored recycling contest, according to the program’s results announced earlier this month. Recyclemania, a contest sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency that runs each year for 10 weeks, is designed to encourage recycling at universities and colleges across the country. GW saw an improvement […]

Andrew Pazdon: The silver lining

Over the past year or so we have been feeling the rumblings of a financial apocalypse. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – Fannie and Freddie, Lear Jet-ridin’ automakers, Bear and Lehman, and Bernie – have apparently ravaged our economy so thoroughly that we do not know what to do with ourselves. There is no […]

Neighborhood watch program hopes to expand to GW

The organizer of a neighborhood safety program already active in other parts of D.C said last week that she wants to reinvigorate the program in Foggy Bottom with the help of GW students and staffers. Samantha Nolan, chair of the 2nd District Citizens Advisory Council, has worked with the Metropolitan Police Department to create the […]

Sophomore wins race at Penn Relays

Redshirt sophomore Megan Hogan’s whirlwind last year and a half reached a new high last Thursday, when the New York native won the 10,000 meter College Women’s Championship at the Penn Relays with a time of 33:55.23. She outpaced her closest competitor by 44 seconds. Hogan, who started running competitively after transferring to GW last […]

Donald Parsons: Culture war in Rice Hall?

The Science and Engineering Complex is controversial among both faculty and administrators. Science and engineering faculty members are desperate for new facilities, which the faculty as a whole has endorsed. That said, many faculty were unhappy with the building emphasis of the Trachtenberg administration, which aggressively channeled student tuition dollars into “reserves” and ultimately into […]

Sodexo contract requires all new hires be unionized

After eight months of negotiations, the University’s food service provider in the Marvin Center, Sodexo, signed a new contract with the union representing its employees that prohibits Sodexo from leasing space in J Street to subcontracted vendors. Subcontracted vendors, under the old terms, did not have to employ unionized workers. The old contract expired in […]

Softball swept in Saturday twinbill

Saturday was another difficult afternoon for the GW softball team, as the squad dropped its eighth doubleheader of the season, being swept at home by St. Bonaventure. A lack of offense doomed the Colonials in the opening 2-1 loss before tired pitching cost them their brief lead in the second game, which GW dropped 9-6. […]