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.

King recounts career, interviews

Larry King, legendary journalist and host of CNN’s highest-rated show, Larry King Live, is an award-winning journalist. He’s recognized as an icon in broadcasting, and has conducted more than tens of thousands of interviews. But speaking to a packed audience at the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday, King made one thing clear: the interview and the […]

Youth turnout expected to be lower for midterm elections

While College Republicans and College Democrats remain active on campus when there isn’t a U.S. presidential election, political involvement around GW is less visible leading up to the 2010 Congressional elections. In 2008, political fervor surged across campus as many students – even those unaffiliated with the CDs and CRs – participated in activities and […]

SHS sees dramatic decrease in flu cases

The Student Health Service reported seeing just eight cases of influenza-like illness since the beginning of 2010, compared to a full 800 cases last semester, a University administrator said this week. Influenza-like illnesses have dropped dramatically this semester, said Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of SHS. Goldenberg, who has worked at SHS for more than 25 […]

Ending the ills of modern-day slavery

Not many took a second glance at the two children selling videos outside the entrance to the Foggy Bottom Metro station. After all, the pair seemed to be raising money for a school fundraiser. But the reality was much more sinister. The young boys were collecting profits for a man who watched them from a […]

Staff Editorial: An unacceptable delay

The District’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration is an organization charged with, among other things, investigating violations and enforcing sanctions related to the sale and consumption of alcohol in D.C. In the past, the agency has been effective in achieving those goals. But this is not the case when it comes to the agency’s investigation into […]

Women’s basketball bumped from A-10s

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – With just under 12 seconds left in the second half of GW’s first-round Atlantic 10 tournament game against Duquesne Friday, the Colonials had a chance to break a tie score with a game-winning basket. After catching the inbound pass, sophomore Tiana Myers took her time with her dribble and waited for […]

Staff Editorial: Another strike for Sodexo

As if Sodexo’s reputation as GW’s food service provider has not been marred enough, one more strike can be added to the list. In a comparison of prices, The Hatchet found that at times, prices at on-campus providers are sometimes twice as high than at off-campus grocery stores. Though many students may have noticed that […]

Evan Schwartz: Confessions of a binge drinker

Picture this: a college-aged girl, after way too many drinks, hanging her head in a toilet. The slogan: “Best night of my life.” This is not a scene from McFadden’s late on a Thursday night. It is an anti-binge drinking Public Service Announcement, designed to curb excessive drinking among college kids. According to news reports, […]

Ryan Last: Make Gelman a priority

As we embark on a new semester of work and leisure, we must ask ourselves once again: When will the University realize that it is time for Gelman Library to be updated? Students will agree with me when I say a university library is the focal point of a school, yet GW’s library is far […]