March 11, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 49

Stories from the March 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Logan Dobson for Executive Vice President

As the executive vice presidential election has gone to a runoff election, The Hatchet’s editorial board reiterates its endorsement for Logan Dobson for the office of executive vice president. Compared to his opponent Rob Maxim, Dobson has the necessary parliamentary expertise and drive for advocacy that will maximize his effectiveness in the role. Dobson is […]

University to renovate Strong Hall for sorority housing

GW Housing Programs will renovate parts of Strong Hall in preparation for the building’s shift to Greek-letter housing this fall – including adding a backyard plaza to hold social events – a University administrator said last week. Strong Hall – currently GW’s only all-female residence hall – is slated to house members of Chi Omega […]

Professor: Science center could cost $400 million

University administrators said last month that no cost estimate for the proposed Science and Engineering Complex is available yet, but one economics professor approximates the building could cost upwards of $400 million, making the project far and away the most expensive in University history. Professor Anthony Yezer – who specializes in real estate economics and […]

Groups seek to ‘green’ J Street

Green GW, the Food Justice Alliance and the Office of Sustainability are working together with Sodexo to come up with ways to improve the company’s sustainability practices, a student leader said last week. Though the groups are still in the early planning stages, they have already begun to research alternatives to Styrofoam for plates and […]

Madeline Twomey: Cleaning my digital footprint

Someone once made the joke to me that no one our age can ever be president, because we all have some mistake documented on Facebook. A recent New York Times article reported that 30 percent of all employers check Facebook as a screening mechanism. But it’s not just future employers you should be concerned about […]

Staff Editorial: The seemingly impossible

Basketball is a sport that feeds off the outwardly impossible. Players appear to soar as they make incredible dunks; seemingly insurmountable leads are overcome in minutes; and on those rare occasions a desperate buzzer-beater will hang in the air as a moment stretches into eternity. This year, the men’s basketball program has done what may […]

Kip Kosek: Why I banned laptops

Madeline Twomey’s excellent Op-Ed challenges the GW community to think hard about technology and education. Twomey was “appalled” to find that one of her professors banned laptops from discussion sections. As the professor responsible for that decision, I may be able to shed some light on it. I have come to believe that laptops with […]

Bradley Dlatt: SA elections from an insider’s perspective

For most of us, Student Association elections are a yearly headache. They represent a time of year when we each go out of our way to avoid getting palm-carded in Kogan. We also have to deal with that annoying kid in our hallway, class or student org who just won’t leave us alone about supporting […]

Crime Log

Correction appended Disorderly Conduct 3/4/2010 – Fulbright Hall – 1 a.m. – Case closed University Police responded to a report of objects being thrown from Fulbright. On arrival, a complainant stated that he was walking down the sidewalk and observed an object being thrown. The complainant thought the object was a beer can, while officers […]