February 10, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 41

Stories from the February 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gabrielle Friedman: Reach out to improve diversity

Correction appended Every February, with the start of Black History Month, I am reminded of the importance of diversity and tolerance. When Steven Knapp became GW’s 16th president, he made promoting diversity among students, faculty and administrators a major goal for the University. Noble as it is, this is no novelty – universities across the […]


Thursday BOWLAS! Enjoy free bowling with OLAS while dancing to Latin music eating chips, salsa and other foods. Hippodrome – 7 to 10 p.m. Friday Japan Fest 2011 The Japanese American Student Alliance will celebrate Japanese culture with cultural skits, Japanese-style street booths and traditional Japanese food. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the […]

White House press secretaries talk of life behind podium

Four White House press secretaries relived their days behind the podium Monday night, recalling how they were a voice for the president during some of the most monumental events of the last two decades. The panelists – Dana Perino, Ari Fleischer, Mike McCurry and Dee Dee Myers – focused on the stresses of being one […]

Letters to the Editor

Chick-fil-A serves up homophobia Many GW students and faculty eat at the Chick-fil-A in J Street, unaware of the restaurant chain’s deep ties to anti-gay organizations. Chick-fil-A has, in the past, partnered with such homophobic groups as Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council and Exodus International; these are […]

Sports in Brief

Women’s soccer announces recruiting class for 2011 The women’s soccer team announced its seven-member recruiting class Wednesday afternoon, highlighted by Centreville, Va., native Elizabeth Casey and Fairfax, Va., native Margaret Murphy. Casey, who played club soccer for the Football Club Virginia Cardinals, was ranked as the 63rd best women’s soccer recruit by Top Drawer Soccer, […]

Watergate residents must pay for Sycamore removal

A representative for Watergate residents said they’re willing to pay for the removal of nine sycamore trees outside the well-known complex after a National Park Service spokesman said there is no federal funding to pay for the removal of the trees. Complaints about the sycamores blocking Potomac River views and potentially lowering property values were […]

Ames Hall renovation moves forward

A major project under the Mount Vernon Campus Plan is on schedule to be complete before the end of 2011, a University spokeswoman said this week. Partial demolition of Ames Hall – the former center for student life on the Vern – was ongoing last semester, but last week a crane was brought to the […]

GW launches campaign to promote goals

As GW approaches its 200th anniversary, top administrators are promoting their broad strategy for improving the University. Under a tentative title of Vision 2021 – the year the University celebrates its 200th birthday – the goals include investing in research, increasing diversity among faculty, staff and students, building strategic partnerships with government, industry and non-profit […]

Colonials fall in heartbreaker to Richmond

For the first 39 minutes of its game Wednesday night, the men’s basketball team and its opponent, Richmond, seemed perfectly matched. The two teams had matched each other shot for shot and run for run and had played almost an entire game of dead-even basketball, but over the final minute and 2 seconds of the […]