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.

Staff Editorial: More support for those who serve

On Sunday, May 16, the GW class of 2010 will become the third graduating class at GW to hear a first lady speak at Commencement – but they will be the first graduates to have worked specifically for that honor. Perhaps the biggest story of this academic year has been Michelle Obama’s service challenge to […]

Pulitzer Center will offer grant to selected SMPA student

Correction appended A newly formed partnership with the Pulitzer Center will offer one student in the School of Media and Public Affairs “the chance of a lifetime,” the school’s director announced last week. SMPA Director Frank Sesno said the partnership will offer a selected SMPA student $10,000 to allow him or her the opportunity to […]

Young America’s Foundation: We aim to expand dialogue

As Matt Ingoglia freely admits in his March 29 column, he did not attend our celebration of traditional marriage in Kogan Plaza last week, nor did he attend the protest of our event held by members of a so-called student group, “Students for Marriage Equality.” Perhaps this is why Ingoglia makes many untrue assumptions concerning […]

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 […]