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.

Gender gap hinders dating, some say

Finding romance is never easy, but some female students at GW say that thanks to a double-digit gender imbalance, finding a boyfriend may be just as hard of an assignment as acing an astronomy exam or churning out a term paper. Female students on campus outnumber their male counterparts 57 to 43 percent – a […]

SpotlightOn: Kate Meroski

Already a veteran of the GW theater scene, sophomore Kate Meroski has acted in several plays and choreographed “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” last semester. Meroski took time off from directing Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of “Closer” to talk with Hatchet Arts. Hatchet Arts: Greatest accomplishment so far? Kate Meroski: Theatrically speaking, my greatest accomplishment […]

Managing loans in the real world

Last issue, The Hatchet looked at ways to secure a credit card, even with less-than-perfect credit. In the third installment of the personal finance series, professor of finance Neil Cohen explains four ways to reduce loan costs and make sure you have got a loan that will work for you. Cohen stresses that loan management […]

Vinyl takes center stage at Black Cat

Chris Knott did not go to the Black Cat on Sunday to listen to music. He went to sell it. Knott, a local DJ, was one of 30 vendors from along the East Coast who attended the D.C. Record Fair, an event that has evolved into a tradition among the city’s music community. Held in […]

Warhol gets his 15 minutes

An A-line dress printed with the iconic Campbell’s soup cans. An oil portrait of George Washington. A photograph of children’s character Howdy Doody. These are just a few of the items shown in “Warhol,” a new exhibit in the Luther W. Brady Gallery that highlights pop art legend Andy Warhol. “A lot of people know […]

Staff Editorial: Only Greek-letter candidates

The registration period for the Student Association elections has now closed, after being delayed by the snow week. There are two candidates for president and four for executive vice president, and while six candidates for the top two positions is not a bad size for the electoral field, that all six are part of the […]

With win, GW jumps UMass in standings

Moving up from 10th to ninth place may seem trivial from the outside, but the games that decide who sits in front of whom in the conference standings are often some of the most hard-fought in a season, and GW’s Wednesday night win over Massachusetts was no exception. In a game where the Colonials could […]

University still $90 million short of fundraising goal

More than seven months into the fiscal year, the University has raised less than a third of its annual fundraising goal, a member of the Board of Trustess said last week. The University has set lofty goals for fundraising this year, pledging to raise $131 million by June 30. But seven and a half months […]

Communications expert discusses public perceptions of Israel

Internationally acclaimed expert on the Middle East Neil Lazarus said the rise of social media and an increase in tourism to Israel can help bolster Israel’s image worldwide at an event Tuesday night at the Hillel. Lazarus – who spoke to about 30 students on behalf of the Israeli Embassy – speaks to more than […]

Student reports assault in library

A female student was forcibly fondled in Gelman Library last weekend, according to a University Crime Alert sent out Wednesday afternoon. The alleged victim, whose age was not disclosed, was “assisting the suspect” when the suspect “put his hands down her pants and up her shirt,” according to the Crime Alert. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard […]