March 4, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 47

Stories from the March 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

MIT administrator will be next provost

Steven Lerman, a top-ranking official at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be the University’s next provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, Lerman and University officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Lerman has been at MIT for more than 40 years and earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral engineering degrees there before serving in a […]

Music in the District

GW’s own Jukebox The Ghost will be performing at the Black Cat in the next few weeks, but they are not the only promising act with roots in D.C. If you’ve ever wondered what other musicians call the District home, look no further – Hatchet Arts has compiled a (by no means exhaustive) selection of […]

For D.C. gay couples, the wait is over

Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend got up before dawn to come to the courthouse. So did Rocky Galloway and Reggie Stanley. Then came Cuc Vu and Gwen Migita. They all came to do something they’ve been waiting for years to do: apply for a marriage license. The scene outside the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse in […]

Professor outlines ‘hot decisions’ at lecture series event

Web Exclusive Professor Nils Olsen spoke to about 70 students about the psychology behind decision-making in a lecture Tuesday evening in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre. “Hot decisions” – the title of the lecture – refers to irrational decision making that people naturally gravitate toward without considering all options he said. “We have our head telling […]

Police to add local focus after jump in robberies

City and University police are increasing scrutiny on the Foggy Bottom area in response to a spate of street robberies of expensive electronic items around campus, city and University police officials said. Seven University Crime Alerts for street robberies have been sent out since Jan. 19 – four of which have come in the last […]

University will upgrade cable services in May

The University’s cable service will be upgrading to digital cable starting in May, a spokesperson for Information Systems Services said. Every residence hall suite will be equipped with basic digital cable service from RCN, GW’s current cable provider. The digital service will give students the ability to upgrade their television service and acquire high definition […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 2/24/2010 – MFA building – 1:00 p.m. – Case closed A staff member reported to University Police that a patient started to use offensive language toward her while waiting in line. No further action. Drug Law Violation 2/26/2010 – City Hall – 2:24 a.m. – Case closed UPD responded to a report of […]

Sports in Brief

Women’s lacrosse loses late The GW women’s lacrosse team dropped its second straight game Wednesday night, falling 9-7 on the road at George Mason. The Colonials (1-2) led throughout the game, outscoring the Patriots 3-1 in the first 10 minutes of the game and 6-2 in the first half. Mason found its offense in the […]

So far, one penalty for Dobson; none for Maxim

Student Association Executive Vice Presidential candidate Logan Dobson received one penalty after two nights of Joint Elections Committee hearings this week, while rival Rob Maxim has so far received none, JEC officials said this week – but student candidates aren’t out of the woods yet. The JEC, which oversees the student elections held last week, […]