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.

Civilian patrol helps protect at-risk neighborhoods

Their ammunition is a stack of pamphlets. Their weapons are rolls of masking tape. Their sirens are bright red berets. They are the D.C. Guardian Angels, a civilian police organization that works to deter crime in at-risk communities in the District. An international organization with 138 chapters in 14 countries, members work toward a universal […]

Rowing squads finish fourth in home regatta

GW’s men’s and women’s rowing teams combined to place fourth in this weekend’s 23rd Annual GW Invitational on the Potomac River. The event, which took place Friday and Saturday, featured 12 teams and was won by Navy, which finished with a total of 180 points. Cornell, which had the highest men’s team total, finished second […]

American expands Metro SmarTrip card program

American University will expand distribution of student ID cards compatible with Metro’s SmarTrip payment method to 300 students April 12, a move which could lead to a program involving the new IDs for the school’s freshmen next fall. The program is an initiative led by AU’s Student Government President Andy MacCracken, and follows the successful […]

Women’s tennis topples Towson in home finale

It had been an up-and-down season for the GW women’s tennis team, but the Colonials made sure senior Michele Style went out in a victorious fashion with a 7-0 win over Towson Sunday in their final home match of the season. Style, the team’s lone senior, was honored with a pre-match bouquet of flowers as […]

Panels stress real-world experiences

The GW Women in Business organization heard from a former first lady of Peru and an international business expert at its first conference in Funger Hall Saturday. The conference – which centered on ways to turn classroom lessons into real-world experiences – included specialized panels on entrepreneurship, international business, business and government relations and corporate […]

Letters to the Editor

An open invitation Vincent Barbieri’s column “Facing the futility of Earth Hour” (April 8, p. 4), is both misinformed and inaccurate, and I call into question his purpose for writing it. Earth Hour is not a “ridiculous” endeavor proclaiming that turning lights off will save the world from climatic catastrophe. It is a worldwide call […]

Ex-employee alleges discrimination in lawsuit

A former employee has filed a lawsuit against GW claiming she was unlawfully terminated from her employment with the University, and is charging a high-level administrator with racial discrimination, according U.S. District Court documents. The lawsuit, filed by 37-year-old Audrey Johnson March 31, claims the University unlawfully terminated Johnson’s employment on the basis of her […]

Dorm to be demolished for new law building

The residence hall at 2034 G Street is the third student-housing structure scheduled to be demolished for construction on a parking garage and a law school building, a University administrator confirmed last week. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said last week the University has submitted plans for the parking garage to the D.C. […]

Women’s lacrosse triumphs in triple OT

With just over three minutes to play in Sunday’s women’s lacrosse game versus La Salle, La Salle midfielder Melanie Sarcinello scored a goal to tie the game at six. The GW defense had allowed two goals in the final 10 minutes, despite having one of its best games of the season. “[La Salle] started to […]

Police: Individual stabbed Sunday morning

An individual was stabbed early Sunday morning in the 600 block of 21st Street near Strong Hall and was taken to an area hospital conscious and breathing, a Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman said Sunday morning. Public Information Officer Tisha Grant said that no further details were available about the incident that occurred after 1 a.m. […]