April 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 54

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

Leak in Mitchell Hall floods rooms on sixth, seventh floors

A water leak caused by a hole in a heating, ventilating and air conditioning supply line caused rooms on the seventh and sixth floors of Mitchell Hall to fill with water Monday morning, a University official said. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said the flood was stabilized within 30 minutes of students reporting the problem. “Students […]

Andrew Pazdon: Being Catholic in college

Growing up in the woods of New Hampshire, the thought never crossed my adolescent mind that fasting, constructing advent wreathes from moss and pine trees in my backyard, spending hours in Church, and various other Catholic customs (with a hearty dose of Polish folk customs) were not normal. That didn’t mean I didn’t dread sitting […]

Good Stuff Eatery plans to open pizza restaurant

Correction appended Good Stuff Eatery – a restaurant known for its handmade burgers, fries and milkshakes – will soon open a new restaurant. The owners also plan to expand within the next year to different parts of the District that may include Foggy Bottom. The new venture, called We the Pizza, will be located next […]

Sex Issue: Culture can challenge foreign students

If living at home, Bangladesh native Refayat Haque would not see unmarried men and women publicly holding hands. It’s forbidden. But in America and at GW, the taboos around sex dissimilate, Haque said, giving students from other countries new perspectives on sex and relationships. “Sex is very taboo and sex before marriage is even worse. […]

GW celebrates completing service challenge

It’s been seven months since first lady Michelle Obama issued her lofty goal to the GW community: complete 100,000 hours of community service, and secure her as Commencement speaker in May. On Monday, the University announced that after 205 days and with the help of more than 3,800 GW community members, the goal had been […]

Sex Issue: Waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Forever

When she is out on dates, senior Ogechi Ajaegbu is bubbly and enthusiastic, admired for her eager personality and kind attitude. Some of her favorite activities with prospective boyfriends, she says, include chatting, going to dinner, walking around, and looking at the stars. But when the evening comes to an end, she and her date […]

Democrats are out-fundraising Republicans, GW study finds

House Democrats are out-fundraising their Republican counterparts, according to a study released by the Campaign Finance Institute, a GW-affiliated political think tank. Michael Malbin, director of the Campaign Finance Institute, a bipartisan group, said the study found that fundraising by incumbent Democrats has far outpaced that of the Republicans running in the November 2010 Congressional […]

Sex Issue: GW offers condoms, care, counseling for students

Correction appended College-aged students are often steaming with questions about sex. How to do it? How to be safe? And what happens when something goes wrong? While this article won’t address the “how to” – we have sex columnists for that – it will give students a look at different sex resources on campus, from […]

Reflecting Pool to undergo planned renovations next fall

The National Mall’s Reflecting Pool will close for up to two years for renovations after the National Capital Planning Commission approved plans April 1 to rehabilitate the area surrounding the Lincoln Memorial. The dirt pathways surrounding the pool will be replaced with a paved 13-foot perimeter and the pool’s water will come from the Tidal […]