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.

Space institute carries on despite NASA budget cuts

Despite recently announced drastic cuts to NASA, GW’s Space Policy Institute will continue to encourage the exploration of the universe and policies that govern space discovery, Scott Pace, director of the institute, said. In response to pervasive concerns about the recession as well as the federal budget deficit, President Barack Obama announced last week that […]

Staff Editorial: Balancing power

Before America held its first election, the great American pamphleteer Thomas Paine wrote, “the balance of power is the scale of peace.” It would be wise for the Joint Elections Committee to remember this as they delve into campaign violations hearings. In the past, the JEC has been fanatical in its application of the rules, […]

Mr. and Miss GW crowned at homecoming game

A longtime couple – senior Nicholas Sampogna and junior Eden Sutley – were crowned Mr. and Miss GW for their Colonial spirit at the homecoming basketball game Saturday. The 2010 Mr. and Miss GW, who have been dating for more than two years, were announced during the homecoming game where the men’s basketball team ultimately […]

Fare increase marks fight to fix budget

Metro fares increased by 10 cents starting Sunday, and while the fare boost is temporary, it serves for many as one more sign of the problems the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is facing. Under more scrutiny since last June, when two Metorail trains collided and killed nine people, Metro underwent a three-day National Transportation […]

University gets service-learning grant

GW received a $375,000 grant from Mayor Adrian Fenty’s Serve D.C. program for service learning, according to a University news release sent out earlier this month. The University will receive the money in $125,000 installments over the next three years, and GW will dedicate its own funding toward service learning initiatives, Jacqueline Hackett, a presidential […]

Cupcake wars: finding the perfect concoction

The beauty of a cupcake lies in its peacefulness, the instant satisfaction it evokes, and its ability to produce a smile no matter what. Some love the cake, while others could eat an entire bowl of frosting, but the true splendor comes in the total package. Cupcake shops are quickly becoming institutions in the District, […]

Space questions keep GW quiet on SEC cost estimate

The University’s treasurer declined to give an estimate for the Science and Engineering Complex in an interview with The Hatchet last week, saying it is too early in the building’s planning stages to provide a potential cost for the facility. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz declined to name a price or ballpark figure […]

Art students complain of fewer classes

Students interested in the department of fine arts and art history are reporting issues with taking even the most basic art classes after space in entry-level classes was reduced this year. In the fall of 2008, four Survey of Western Art I sections were held, offering 215 spots for students. This fall, there is only […]

The anatomy of a FIXit request

When the faucet is leaking and the lights won’t turn on, the first instinct of GW students is to call FIXit. And while most include FIXit in their arsenal of Colonials-specific jargon, the process that starts when students file a request is not always understood. It turns out that the simple four-step online procedure of […]

String of robberies reported around campus

Despite increased University Police Department patrols on the west side of campus, a string of robberies occurred in the area the last week, according to city police reports and University Crime Alerts. On Tuesday, junior Peter Shambora had his cell phone stolen around 6 p.m. in an alley near his townhouse between 25th and 26th […]