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.


Hatchet Arts looks at British indie-folk and Foggy Bottom blues. “Sigh No More” Mumford & Sons Indie-folk band Mumford and Sons’ debut album, “Sigh No More,” is sure to entice its listeners with its passionate lyrics and fast-paced instrumentals. The band wastes no time drawing the audience into its world of tension and heartbreak. On […]

Adam Lovell: Side-stepping traditional study abroad options

If you are beginning to look at your study abroad options for next year, and your interests are similar to mine, I imagine you might be disappointed. I just finished my semester abroad and there were two key elements I wanted to get out of my experience: language acquisition and an interesting cultural experience in […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Exploring Pelham’s positives

It is becoming quite clear that the only – and I mean only – problem with GW’s newest residence hall, Pelham, is that it is on the Vern. If Pelham nested more conveniently in Foggy Bottom, students would be selling their BlackBerrys on the street if it meant they could live there. But truthfully, a […]

Letter to the Editor

As the chairman of the Joint Elections Committee, I typically do my best to stay out of the spotlight – the JEC is, after all, an organization that everyone loves to hate. But, after reading the staff editorial “Balancing Power” (March 1, p. 4), I felt compelled to write a brief response to give the […]

Colonials stumble on Senior Night

This was not the way Saint Joseph’s looked on paper. On paper, Saint Joseph’s did not win on the road, losing all seven of its Atlantic 10 road games and winning just once in enemy territory during its nonconference slate. On paper, Saint Joseph’s was one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the country, […]

Veteran program grows, payment delays remain

Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program at GW has grown 12 percent since its inception last fall, but an administrator said Tuesday that tuition payment delays by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continue to plague the program. Andrew Sonn, director of customer service initiatives for Student and Academic Support Services, said 20 more veterans […]

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 […]