February 22, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Trustees pitch in for service challenge

The University’s highest governing body is stepping up to help students complete first lady Michelle Obama’s community service challenge by pledging to serve at least 60 hours each before Obama’s deadline of May 1. Last October, Board of Trustees members Allan From and Michelle Hagans proposed to the 31 members of the board that each […]

Letter to the Editor

Taking the danger out of life’s battles Thank you to Kelly Zentgraf for writing the piece “Raising awareness over eating disorders,” (Feb. 18, p. 4). I just wanted to add a few comments to the dialogue and point out that eating disorders and low self-esteem aren’t just dangerous when you are bulimic or anorexic. Some […]

Candidates rise early for postering

Long before a Joint Elections Committee member banged a spoon against a giant kitchen pot at 7 a.m. Friday morning, a crowd of election candidates and their friends were buzzing around Kogan Plaza, eager for the morning’s events to start. The 7 a.m. start kicked off postering day, the official beginning of the campaigning period. […]

Off the beaten path: the new Pelham

They traveled on the Vern Express, across a tennis court and through an underground parking garage to get to their destination. Then they were greeted with building sketches to examine and hard hats to don. Their reward? Touring the University’s soon-to-be-newest residence hall – Pelham Hall. Last week, administrators opened the residence hall, which had […]

For Executive Vice President: Rob Maxim

For Rob Maxim, his everyday student experiences are the only assets he needs to be an effective EVP. “I’ve witnessed what works well and what red tape exists,” Maxim said. He wants to change that red tape and, in keeping with his campaign motto, “maximize GW for everyone.” Class: Junior Major: International affairs and business […]

Braving the elements

As a third-year medical student at GW Hospital, Candice Woodcock generally spends her days on duty saving lives. But she was struggling for her own life last summer as part of her second stint on the popular reality television drama Survivor. Last August, Woodcock, who placed eighth out of 20 contestants on Survivor: Cook Islands […]

For Executive Vice President: Logan Dobson

Logan Dobson knows about the typical student’s low opinion of the Student Association, and says that perception is totally valid. “That opinion’s been completely valid for two years now,” Dobson said. “It’s not about the SA needing to publicize their accomplishments. The issue is that the SA needs to accrue some accomplishments.” Class: JuniorMajor: Political […]

Slice of Life: The five people you meet in Washington D.C.

Snowmageddon was a second coming – a sophomore-year rebirth. The almost-weeklong academic hiatus was like a recreation, a Genesis of GW life. On day one, we did nothing. I spent half the day watching Elf and the other half following Perez Hilton. Days two and three brought tacit, often languid and assuredly lame attempts to […]

For Executive Vice President: Jon Binetti

Student Association executive vice presidential candidate Jon Binetti said fighting for little changes that make a big difference in students’ lives will be his main priority if elected EVP. Binetti, a junior and SA senator for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, said he will focus on expanding 4-RIDE service, adding more restaurants on […]