March 1, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 46

Stories from the March 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

For LGBT students, University provides safe haven

Melissa Gindin couldn’t sleep. She was spending more and more nights tossing in her bed and wrestling with a secret she had known since she was five years old. Finally, at 15, the current junior sat up and told herself something she had always known, but never said out loud. “I’m gay,” she said to […]

Women’s lacrosse beaten at home by James Madison

Coming off its first win of the season Wednesday afternoon against American, the GW women’s lacrosse team was looking to keep its momentum going with a second-straight win, this time at home against James Madison. But after scoring the first goal of the game just four minutes into regulation, the Colonials were held to just […]

Hospital to build two operating rooms

Long wait times and a dire need for more operating space have prompted GW Hospital to add an additional two operating rooms on its second floor, a hospital spokeswoman said last week. The hospital’s director of marketing, Lisa McDonald, said the first phase of the construction is currently in progress and will cost approximately $10 […]

Sports in Brief: Baseball beats Coppin State

After opening the season on the wrong side of a sweep at North Carolina last week and losing at Virginia Wednesday, the Colonials bounced back with a dominant three-game sweep of Coppin State in Irvington, Va. The Colonials (3-4) out-scored the Eagles 38-8 over the series, winning 11-1 Friday and then 11-4 and 16-3 in […]

Student pleads guilty to possession

One of the five students charged after a drug raid at a Foggy Bottom townhouse last semester pled guilty to one count of possession of marijuana last week. Senior Brett Reisman changed his plea from not guilty to guilty at a Feb. 25 D.C. Superior Court hearing that had been delayed due to snowstorms earlier […]

Power and principle

Her voice screams dedication. Filled with passion, she describes the joys and challenges of educating students and adults alike on universal human rights. Without a doubt, her voice is coming from the heart. She is Dr. Allida Black, the director and editor of GW’s Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project. The project, which receives government and private […]

GW students in Chile are safe

Two GW students studying at the GW Latin America study center in Santiago, Chile are safe and accounted for after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile Saturday, according to a University statement. Two more students were supposed to leave for Chile this coming week, but their departure from the United States will be delayed, University […]

Elderly and students dance night away at annual Senior Prom

Web Exclusive More than 200 senior citizens from the D.C. community traveled to the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom to chat, eat and dance with GW students for the eighth annual Senior Prom Sunday afternoon. Hatchet Video Students and seniors clad in shiny masks and colorful beads attended the event – which was Mardi Gras-themed this […]

Peter Horan: Seek another food supplier

After a frustratingly unproductive term of service, the Student Association’s Dining Services Commission chair Kim Neu stepped down from her position in December of last year. After failed attempts to extend dinning hours and introduce modest weekend hours, Neu walked away from her position. Her single improvement to J Street was the addition of a […]