March 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 48

Stories from the March 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Workers spent nights on campus through snowfall

Some GW maintenance and food services employees who worked during February’s historic snowstorms reported they were stranded on the Mount Vernon campus without adequate lodging. February’s two storms dropped almost 40 inches of snow over a six-day period, and whiteout conditions made for unsafe driving for extended periods. But employees designated for February snow removal […]

CCAS advisers say services are underused

Tucked away in an office on the first floor of the Academic Center, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences adviser Michael Gabriel says he is ready to help students find a major, fill out law school applications or any task his six appointments of the day may require. But last Monday, four of the six […]

Phillip Ensler: Seeking fairness on campus

As college students, the sight of two people making out, couples holding hands and the ever-changing “relationship status” on Facebook are omnipresent. It is a perfectly casual and comfortable aspect of many of our lives. We need not worry about repercussions in our respective jobs, internships and future places of employment for the way in […]

Financial aid form axed for continuing students

The University has eliminated the need to file a portion of the current financial aid application for continuing students, in hopes of easing the paperwork burden for continuing students applying for assistance. Continuing students will no longer need to fill out the CSS Profile, an application component run by the College Board that costs $25 […]

One train, two worlds

“Welcome to a world where you have privilege based on the color of your skin.” This statement was part of a lecture on contemporary South African issues during my first week as a student at the University of Cape Town. My professor was discussing the details of life in this unique area of the world, […]

Quidditch flies at GW

For all the hidden Harry Potter fans across campus, the time has come to step out of the broom closet. That’s because the GW Hippogriffs, the University’s new student Quidditch league, has arrived. Formed by sophomores Kelsey McPherson and Jenny Durina, the new organization brings together students who have a penchant for combining witchcraft with […]

Temple proves too much for GW

PHILADELPHIA – All it took was just a few plays in just a few minutes for GW’s game at No. 20/16 Temple (AP, ESPN/USA Today) to irreversibly shift to the host’s favor. A quick layup by Lavoy Allen, one a minute later from Ryan Brooks, and a midcourt Brooks steal that led to a breakaway […]

In Brief: Women’s tennis takes down Saint Joseph’s at home

Despite chilly temperatures, the gleaming sun and breezes that could wreak havoc on the ball, the GW women’s tennis team rebounded from a Friday loss to beat Saint Joseph’s 6-1 Saturday in the team’s first outdoor match of the year. The Colonials were off to a good start Saturday, winning the doubles point handedly. No. […]

‘Get Gelman Going’ group seeks library renovations

Correction appended At some point in many students’ careers, he or she looks up from a pile of overzealously highlighted textbooks, crumpled stacks of loose leaf, and haphazardly strewn empty Starbucks cups and realizes he or she has been holed up in Gelman Library for the better part of a week. But even with the […]