January 18, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 34

Stories from the January 18, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Special Olympians take to the court

A group of student athletes paired up with more than 100 Special Olympians from the D.C. area Saturday at the Smith Center, seeking to make a difference in the lives of special needs students in the community. The first-ever Special Olympics Day was organized by the Student Athlete Advisory Council – a group of student […]

Making Shakespeare salacious

As the cast of this weekend’s production of “The Comedy of Errors” poured months into perfecting the complex language of a William Shakespeare play, one note from its student-director stood out. “Push the sex,” junior Christi Liongson urged the actors. When the 14th Grade Players present the Shakespearean slapstick Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in […]

New Greek life director to focus on alcohol, hazing education

Christina Witkowicki began her job as the head of Greek life amid a hailstorm of allegations against five Greek-life chapters that have so far resulted in hazing charges against at least three. As a result, the 30-year-old said she is trying to build relationships with the University’s fraternities and sororities as GW’s Greek community wades […]

Pell Grant Program may face funding cut

Funding for the Federal Pell Grant Program is facing a potential $5.7 billion funding cut, a move that experts say may force millions of students to turn to private lenders to fund their undergraduate educations. The cuts are due to an unexpected budget shortfall in the program, after more students applied for Pell Grant funding […]

District cuts funds to Medical Center

Editor’s note The headline for this article was changed on Jan. 18, 2010. The original headline said the program was connected with the GW Hospital, which is untrue. Funding for a contract between the GW Medical Center and the city was cut for this fiscal year, as former Mayor Adrian Fenty sought to close D.C.’s […]

Hatchet Recipes: Ravioli with a sage brown butter sauce

Ingredients: Olive oil Fresh sage Frozen peas Cinnamon Fresh button mushrooms, sliced Store-bought ravioli (pumpkin or butternut squash is best)* ? stick of butter Grated Parmesan cheese *There is no shame in using store-bought ingredients, as long as you elevate them to something exceptional. By releasing aromatic oils in the sage, sautéing the vegetables with […]

Crimson snaps GW winning streak at five

The men’s basketball team’s loss Saturday afternoon to Harvard might not mean much in the long run. With its undefeated Atlantic 10 record still intact after the loss to the Ivy League foe, the Colonials’ spot atop the early conference standings remains unchanged, but the true ramifications of Saturday’s loss might not be best represented […]

Staff Editorial: Help for those who lose Pell Grant funds

When students rely on financial aid – both University aid and government funding – to help pay for their college educations, even the smallest drop in assistance can have a huge impact. And no matter how much funding students receive from Pell Grants, the potential funding cut to the government program will affect how those […]

GW launches Iraqi museum program

The University’s Museum Studies Program is creating a residency program for museum workers in Iraq. The five-month program, funded by the State Department, will train students to better preserve Iraqi artifacts and entice people into museums. Museum Studies Director Kym Rice said GW was an obvious choice for the program, given the University’s proximity to […]

Staff Editorial: New GW mobile app is a welcome addition

We often seek campus information on-the-go, not while sitting at a computer. From important phone numbers to the location of a certain building, every student could benefit from increased information at his or her fingertips. This is why the new GW Mobile iPhone application is a welcome addition to the University’s outreach efforts. The GW […]