April 12, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 55

Stories from the April 12, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Monday A Day for Haiti Listen to non-governmental organizations and D.C. universities as they share their insight on rebuilding Haiti. RSVP required. Marvin Center | 2 to 7:30 p.m. Iran’s Blogosphere and Grassroots Voices Learn about the effects of the new media and social networks in Iran and its growth since last summer’s disputed election. […]

Softball ends losing streak

The GW softball team snapped a pair of dubious streaks ending an eight-game scoring draught in an extra-inning loss to Mount St. Mary’s Thursday and a 14-game losing streak Saturday at St. Bonaventure. The Colonials (5-25, 2-8 Atlantic 10) were shut out 8-0 by the Mount in the first game of Thursday’s home doubleheader, but […]

SJT Scholarship winner follows in siblings’ footsteps

“Lightning strikes once, but we didn’t expect it to strike twice or even three times,” sophomore Bdho Gidey said as he sat in the Marvin Center with two of his sisters, Sesen and Yuhana. For the Gidey family, lightning indeed struck a third time last month when the third Gidey sibling, Yuhana, was awarded the […]

Staff Editorial: Advocacy for the unpaid

To many, the GW experience is synonymous with the opportunity to land an internship in the nation’s capital. And GW definitely does its part to fuel that notion, with the University’s admissions Web site stating that “some 92 percent of GW students who graduate have at least one internship or career-related opportunity. It is not […]

Mixed-sex housing still viable

Plans to implement gender-neutral housing are moving forward and a housing policy recommendation could be made to the University as early as May, Student Association President Julie Bindelglass said. Bindelglass is part of the Gender Neutral Housing Policy Review Committee, which is comprised of students, faculty and administrators, and was formed after the Student Association […]

Phillip Ensler: Appreciating those without titles

I am not a big reality television fan, but a new show on CBS called “Undercover Boss” has caught my attention. Unlike some of the more popular shows, “Undercover Boss” doesn’t promote fame and fortune. It applauds the hard work and humility of rank-and-file employees at big businesses. Its exposure of and focus on the […]

Fenty budget would allocate bag fee money for street sweeping

Funds raised from a 5-cent plastic bag tax in D.C. that are intended to support the cleaning of the Anacostia River could now be spent elsewhere, according to a newly released budget and a city official. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan allocates the funds to be used for a […]

Peter Horan: Balancing programming on campus

There has been discussion within the academic community that universities overwhelm their students with programming. In an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Too Many Events on Campus,” Gina Barreca, a literature professor, argues that quality is sacrificed for quantity in the programs that universities provide their students. In the article, she says […]

Making the cut: Looking at D.C. hair salons

Many students have that one salon or barbershop at home they return to incessantly for its consistent and reliable service. With a multitude of hairdressers in the District, though, deciding where to get a trim at school may be difficult. The Hatchet surveyed local salons to find some of the best options for students in […]

Southwest seeks space at Reagan

Southwest Airlines is trying to secure the ability to fly in and out of Reagan National Airport, but inclusion at the Virginia airport appears unlikely without federal intervention. The low-cost air carrier is trying to capitalize exchanges of take-off and landing slots – permissions needed from the federal government to operate at a given airport […]