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.

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 […]

Ranked Richmond holds off Colonials

RICHMOND, Va. – Karl Hobbs opened his post-game press conference Saturday with a straight face, a congratulations to the opposing victors and a simple statement: “Kevin Anderson is the best player in the world.” That Hobbs felt the need to follow this with an explanation that he was joking was telling. Few might have blamed […]

For Executive Vice President: Josh Goldstein

Two-year Student Association veteran Josh Goldstein said he is running for SA executive vice president because he wants to bring back the “spirit of advocacy” to the SA. Goldstein, a sophomore and SA senator for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, said he will focus on dining, academic issues like a degree audit system […]