March 29, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 51

Stories from the March 29, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Tonic to expand patio, serve more patrons outdoors

In an effort to accommodate more customers, Tonic Restaurant is planning to expand its outdoor patio. Since the restaurant received the support of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission March 17, Tonic is moving forward with plans to expand the patio onto the greenery surrounding its building on 21st Street. Jeremy Pollok, […]

Web site leaves applicants waiting

Reported technical issues left a number of the 18,840 regular decision undergraduate applicants unable to access their admissions decision as they expected last Thursday afternoon. Like many applicants for the class of 2014, Amit Paul checked his e-mail Thursday afternoon to find an invitation to view his application status online at 6 p.m., but Paul […]

Students cut the lights for Earth Hour

Members of the University community joined cities worldwide during Earth Hour Saturday night in an effort to cut down energy consumption and expand alertness for the need of a more energy-conscious society. Earth Hour, which took place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., encouraged people in thousands of cities around the world to turn off their […]

Cantrell carries baseball to finish sweep

Temperatures were in the high 40s when junior starter Eric Cantrell threw his first pitch against Duquesne Sunday afternoon, with overcast skies and a light drizzle that made the already chilly temperature seem even colder. If the cold weather bothered him at all, Cantrell didn’t show it. He wore short sleeves as he cruised through […]

Health care act extends coverage

One of the provisions of the Obama administration’s historic health care bill will allow young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until the age of 26, a provision a GW professor and health care policy expert says will greatly affect college-aged students. Currently, young people are not able to receive health care […]

Scrambling for a space to play

With Pelham Hall slated to open next year, the Mount Vernon campus may seem like a more attractive place for students to live. But for those on GW’s club sports teams looking to use the campus’ facilities to practice, space and lighting issues on the Vern may make it less appealing. Kaitlyn Reilly, the captain […]

Med schools vary on abortion instruction

When Megan Evans, a third-year medical student at GW, heard about the murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Kansas last May, she was worried that the incident, and others involving violence toward abortion clinics and providers, would scare people away from learning about and providing the procedure. But instead, Evans, who serves as […]

McCain mixes conservatism, gay rights

Meghan McCain voiced her support for marriage equality in a speech at the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday night, calling the gay rights movement “this generation’s civil rights movement” and urging like-minded “progressive Republicans” to start speaking out. McCain – the daughter of former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain – was met with a protest […]

Softball no-hit by UMass in doubleheader

Massachusetts senior outfielder Carly Normandin’s triple in the top of the first inning marked the beginning of a long day for the GW softball team. As Normandin slid safely into third base, she collected the first of 18 hits for the Minutewomen in the first game of a doubleheader against the Colonials Sunday afternoon. Ten […]

Students anticipate Pelham Hall theater space

Student theater group leaders are hoping a new student life area in Pelham Hall will alleviate pressing student space concerns in Foggy Bottom. The Campus Life Center, as the area will be called, will open in fall 2010 and host a variety of resources and new event spaces for students, including a black box theater, […]