February 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 45

Stories from the February 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women’s lacrosse earns dramatic first win

Wednesday afternoon’s GW women’s lacrosse game against American was full of firsts for the Colonials. The game was GW’s first home game of the season, and it was the first time that GW has ever played host to the District-rival Eagles. The game itself saw the Colonials’ first overtime period of the season, which ended […]

Endorsement for SA President: Jason Lifton

After assessing the strengths of both candidates, The Hatchet’s editorial board endorses Jason Lifton for the position of Student Association president. Although both candidates exemplified generally positive qualities, we believe that Lifton, the current executive vice president, is better suited for the job. During our endorsement hearings, Lifton demonstrated a deep understanding of GW’s administrative […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Purim Masquerade Ball Party with Hillel at Eye Bar while donating to the disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Eye Bar on the corner of 17 and I streets | 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday Breakfast with Washington Business Journal Eat with the publisher, editors, reporters, and sales teams of the Washington Business Journal. […]

Sports in Brief: Alumna wins bronze

Former GW softball player and current Olympian Elana Meyers won a bronze medal Wednesday night in the women’s two-person bobsled, the first bobsledding medal for the United States in the games so far. “I was just trying to stay calm and relaxed,” Meyers told reporters Wednesday. “We’ve been going at this to have fun this […]

Crime Log

Destruction 2/19/2010 – Madison Hall – Time unknown – Case closed University Police observed that the exit sign in front of the elevator in Madison Hall was removed. No suspects or witnesses Disorderly Conduct 2/21/2010 – Marvin Center – 12:58 a.m. – Case closed UPD responded to a report that a male subject, not affiliated […]

Knapp visits Olympics, travels to build alumni network

University President Steven Knapp traveled to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics the weekend of Feb. 19, one of many trips Knapp has taken to try to build a GW network in cities around the world. Although his home on campus sits at the corner of 20th and F streets, Knapp has spent much of […]

Dupont Circle

From picking the right neighborhood to avoiding the pitfalls of leasing, The Hatchet has got the guide to help students find the perfect place for off-campus living. The Good: Vibrant nightlife scene The Bad: Expensive rents One of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Washington D.C., Dupont Circle has a multifaceted culture offering something for everyone. […]

GW, area colleges plan ‘Haiti Day’

Senior administrators are reaching out to universities across the District and in Virginia to launch a “Haiti Day” to promote long-term aid in Haiti, after an earthquake devastated the country last month. GW alumna and first lady of Haiti Elizabeth Preval is in talks with Univeristy President Steven Knapp to promote the initiative. Vice President […]

U Street

From picking the right neighborhood to avoiding the pitfalls of leasing, The Hatchet has got the guide to help students find the perfect place for off-campus living. The Good: Trendy and fashionable The Bad: Crime still a concern Just a few decades ago U Street was associated with urban decay, but in recent years has […]

Endorsement for Executive Vice President: Logan Dobson

After meeting with all of the candidates and carefully reviewing their respective platforms and public statements, The Hatchet’s editorial board endorses Logan Dobson for the office of executive vice president. Over all other EVP candidates, Dobson has the necessary parliamentary expertise and drive for advocacy that will maximize his effectiveness in the role. Dobson is […]