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.

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 […]

Traveling with a sweet deal in hand

Correction appended As GW alumna Bona Park was graduating, she was faced with a choice: work at a law firm or cruise around and sell all-natural salads, yogurts and other assorted wholesome foods. For many, the decision would have been a no-brainer, but Park decided to go with the not-so-traditional option and joined the team […]

Survivors honored at Relay for Life

When Pat Moseley found out she had developed breast cancer, she was determined to win the battle her mother lost in 1996. After a lumpectomy, six weeks of radiation and five years of intensive medication, Moseley can count herself among the growing number of cancer survivors. It is stories like Moseley’s that brought together approximately […]