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.


The Hatchet looks at Fang Island’s debut and reviews The Extraordinaires’ MACRoCk set: The Extraordinaires at MACRoCk This past weekend, just two hours south of D.C., 50-some bands took Harrisonburg, Va. by storm for The Mid-Atlantic College Radio Conference, better known as MACRoCk. The gathering, though, offered little on conference and lots on music and […]

Watergate Hotel renovations stalled

An investment firm marketing the currently closed Watergate Hotel has plans to renovate the property and reopen it as a premier D.C. hotel, but the project is currently stalled due to conflicts over its much sought-after parking garage, an executive from the firm said. The hotel has been closed for the past two years and […]

Colonials struggle on the mound in loss

Middle-of-the-week games against nonconference opponents are typically little to worry about, especially for a team coming off a 6-0 start to conference play that has outscored conference foes 64-27 so far this season. But after his team’s 20-6 drubbing at the hands of George Mason Wednesday, GW baseball coach Steve Mrowka seemed more than a […]

GW climate plan stays on schedule

Correction appended The Office of Sustainability and Climate Action Plan implementation teams are on schedule to complete the promised road map to make GW carbon neutral by its deadline of May 15, a University administrator said this week. Sophie Waskow, the stakeholder engagement coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, said an overview of the plan […]

Unpaid internship benefits questioned

The days of working for free may be coming to an end for college-aged students across the country. According to an April 2 article in the New York Times, states like California and New York are cracking down on the practice of using interns as free labor, and universities are telling businesses that employ unpaid […]

Kelsey Rohwer: GW needs to sweat the small stuff

I often fear for my life as I embarrassingly teeter on the stones outside Funger and Duques. I feel like I am going to fall through the earth. This is not okay. Most of the University’s issues brought up by GW students and The Hatchet are substantial and take some time to fix. But in […]

Crime Log

Assault 4/01/2010 – Columbia Plaza – 10:15 p.m. – Case closed A student reported to Metropolitan Police that his roommate hit and pushed him during an argument. Closed by arrest 4/02/2010 – Public property on campus – 11:46 p.m. – Case closed University Police responded to a report of two subjects fighting. Officers made contact […]

Woman dies after being struck by car

A 25-year-old Arlington woman died Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a large SUV on the southeast side of Washington Circle, family members and city police said Wednesday. Eyewitnesses said Anh-dao Xuan Huynh was struck by a green SUV Tuesday morning at around 11 a.m. near the intersection of Washington Circle and 23rd Street. Metropolitan […]