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.

Sodexo satisfies at GMU

Students at George Mason University are satisfied with the Sodexo-run dining services offered at their school, Mason dining officials say – a stark contrast to the oft-maligned dining options at GW, which is also run by Sodexo. With a main dining hall that is less than two years old and flexible meal plans, few complaints […]

Matt Ingoglia: Election losers have winning ideas

Another February, another bitterly contested SA election. Assuming the JEC sifts through the alleged mountain of violations and does not disqualify anybody, Jason Lifton will ascend to the presidency by a margin of about 51 to 49 percent, and EVP candidates Logan Dobson and Rob Maxim will advance to a runoff from a race where […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Down: Where art thou? The University has been reducing the number of art classes, leading some students to express discontent with the art department. With fewer sections open, art students are having a harder time finding classes they need to take. Although department chair Thomas Brown claims that the reduced class sizes increase the […]

Katuka finishing season strong

At 6-foot-11, junior Joseph Katuka is the tallest member of the GW men’s basketball team, but for much of his GW career, the center’s production has not kept pace with his height. Over the past five games, however, Katuka’s production has begun to look more like his potential. Katuka posted a team-best 15 points Wednesday […]


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 […]