March 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 50

Stories from the March 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

QuickTakes

Hatchet Arts looks at California indie pop and a debut album from a power duo “Big Echo” The Morning Benders Everything about this California-based band’s music is bright and sunny. Unfortunately, this tends to give The Morning Benders’ newest release, “Big Echo,” a one-note quality. The album starts off strong, with lush vocals and big, […]

Softball stopped at home by Towson

The GW softball team lost Wednesday afternoon, falling 2-1 to Towson in a brief, one-game break from Atlantic 10 action. The Colonials struck first against the Tigers, scoring in the first inning when junior third baseman Katie Terrazas drove in senior lead-off hitter Amanda Holst on a single to right field. That first-inning run proved […]

Alternative spring breaks bring 170 students to six cities

More than 170 GW students and staff members spent spring break traveling across the country and volunteering on alternative spring break trips. The participants traveled to six cities across the U.S., restoring and reconstructing cities, homes and schools in Greensburg, Kan. and New Orleans; volunteering at a juvenile detention center in Miami; and addressing poverty […]

Men’s basketball loses in CBI over break

Spring break didn’t last long for the GW men’s basketball team. A week after an Atlantic 10 tournament loss at Dayton seemed to end their season, the Colonials took the floor once more, this time hosting Virginia Commonwealth University March 16 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational postseason tournament. But that second […]

82 academic integrity violations given last year

Though the Academic Integrity Office strives to inform professors and students about the academic code and its consequences, 82 violations were found during the 2008-2009 academic year. According to data from the office, the perpetrators were half male, half female, with 74 percent being undergraduate students. The majority – 76 percent of these violations – […]

Men’s volleyball club sees spike in success

A year ago GW’s men’s club volleyball team didn’t have a place to practice. In a week, they will be on their way to Kentucky for a national championship tournament. Such has been the up-and-down nature of the club over its history. “The men’s volleyball club has been on and off for a long time,” […]

Housing puts 700 students on wait list

More than 700 students have been waitlisted for 2010-2011 University housing, a University official said Tuesday, with 150 rising sophomores who are guaranteed housing by D.C. law left unsure where they will live next year. Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, said the number of students on the wait list for campus housing is […]

Sports in Brief

Baseball beaten by Mason Despite turning 10 hits and six walks into nine runs, the GW baseballteam lost 10-9 at George Mason in extra innings Wednesday for its second consecutive one-run loss. The Colonials (9-8) and the Patriots exchanged early scoring bursts, with Mason’s 6-3 lead through three innings being erased by a trio of […]

Masked thief fumbles Tonic robbery

Witnesses of a robbery at Tonic Restaurant earlier this month told city police they recognized the alleged thief as a worker for a local food delivery service, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspect, described in the report as a 6-foot tall black male between 30 and 40 years old and wearing a […]

Grad programs to be some of cheapest in District next year

Correction appended Tuition rates for graduate programs on the Foggy Bottom campus are slated to increase 5 percent for the 2011 fiscal year, a University official said this week, but GW’s graduate programs will still be some of the least expensive in the District. Graduate-level tuition will increase to $1,175 per credit hour for the […]