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.

Elliott School gets millions in grant funding

Web Exclusive The Elliott School of International Affairs received nearly $2 million in grants this week, funds which will make the school a leader in helping to influence and craft policy regarding the Middle East and Asia, a professor said Tuesday. Marc Lynch, a professor in the Elliott School and director of GW’s Institute for […]

Journalists share battlefield stories

Finding stories in war-torn areas and staying safe are difficult tasks to accomplish at the same time, three of the news industry’s top war correspondents said at an event Monday afternoon at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Washington Post National Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post staff writer Ann Scott Tyson and New York Times […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday A Night of High Rolling Kings and Queens Join professional drag queen Kristina Kelly and watch student performers strut their stuff during this annual drag ball. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom | 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. A Conversation with Larry King Listen to the legendary Larry King as he talks about his most memorable […]

Social media site tasked with connecting GW crushes

GW students can now secretly post their romantic feelings for one another through GoodCrush, a public online forum where users can write messages to their crushes in the hopes of discovering mutual attraction. The Student Association brought GoodCrush to the University in February, and the service was first announced by SA President Julie Bindelglass at […]

Step up to the stage

Despite snowstorms and postponements, an electric, energetic crowd filled Lisner Auditorium Sunday night for “Step Your Game Up,” Alpha Phi Alpha’s 13th annual step show that featured step teams from schools along the East Coast and the D.C. area. The show, which featured a judged competition of various step teams – some from the D.C. […]

SA officers represent student voice at BoT meetings

Although efforts to create a student seat on the Board of Trustees have repeatedly failed, three student representatives are making sure the University’s highest governing body hears from its main constituents. Students have no voting representation on GW’s Board of Trustees, despite heavy lobbying from the Student Association in past years. Chairman of the Board […]

Women’s basketball gets fresh start in A-10s

Twenty-one times since November, in a regular season comprised of 27 games, the GW women’s basketball team took the court and lost. But that is of no concern to the Colonials (6-21, 3-13 Atlantic 10) as they prepare for this weekend’s conference tournament in Upper Marlboro, Md. Those defeats won’t make the trip with them […]

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 […]