February 18, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 43

Stories from the February 18, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Saving Modern Journalism Listen to renowned journalists Robert McChesney and John Nichols discuss how to save modern journalism. Marvin Center Amphitheatre | 12:30 to 2 p.m. Beyond the Orange Revolution Learn about Ukraine’s recent election and what it means for the country in the next decade. Elliott School room 602 | 3 to 5 […]

GW names new VP for development

The new head of the University’s Office of Development outlined broad plans for increasing fundraising and called for the creation of a culture of philanthropy at GW Wednesdayduring a meeting announcing his appointment to the position. Starting April 5, the University’s new vice president of Development and Alumni Relations, Michael Morsberger, will lead GW’s efforts […]

GW law alumna makes history in Mass.

Raised in New York City’s Spanish Harlem by her Puerto Rican parents, GW Law School alumna Carmen Ortiz’s Massachusetts residence isn’t too far up the coast from her hometown. But that doesn’t mean the journey to her current position hasn’t taken her far from her modest roots. Ortiz made history in January when she was […]

Months later, ABRA investigation still pending

The investigation into Adams Mill, the bar where sophomore Laura Treanor drank the night she died of alcohol poisoning, is still pending after nearly five months, a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration spokesman said Wednesday. ABRA Director Frederick Moosally said in late January that the board would see the report from the investigation at ABRA’s […]

Despite low voter turnout, org pushes class spirit

Chances are that as you stacked pancakes onto your plate at Midnight Breakfast or watched your favorite dance groups battle it out in the Lisner Auditorium, you didn’t give much thought to the student organization that put it all together. Class Council, an organization founded eight years ago with the focus of drumming up class […]

American tests SmarTrip ID card

Students and staff at American University are currently testing student ID cards that are compatible with Metro’s SmarTrip technology, but a GW official said Saturday that the advanced technology is not currently an option for GW. American’s Student Government President Andy MacCracken began a pilot program this year that equipped about a dozen students with […]

Residents to move back into TKE house

The residents of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house plan to begin moving brothers back into the house later this month after being displaced when the house’s roof was deemed a danger after last week’s historic snowstorm, the fraternity’s president said Monday. The four residents of the house were relocated to Guthridge Hall when one […]

Greeks dominate SA election pool

All six candidates for Student Association executive office have one thing in common: they are all in Greek-letter organizations. For the first time in recent history, the two candidates for president and four candidates for executive vice president are all members of the Greek community, representing Beta Theta Pi, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma Pi, […]

Staff Editorial: From snow days to make-up days

During last week’s storm, a certain rhythm seemed to develop from Monday to Thursday. Students lazily did homework until the cancellation of classes was announced, followed by elation across campus. But in the wake of that historic storm, many students are visibly angry about the University’s decision to hold make-up classes through this semester’s reading […]