March 3, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 47

Stories from the March 3, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University to address spring noise fears

GW officials are hoping an outreach program targeted at students living off campus will help quiet both noisy students and concerned neighbors fearful of parties spurred by after Spring Break revelry. After seeing a spike in complaints coming in to GW’s Community Concern Hotline after spring break, Michael Akin, assistant vice president of government, international […]

Staff Editorial: Voting with your best interests in mind

This Friday marks the start of GW’s Student Association campaign season. This means that SA candidates will be out in full force across campus, tacking up posters, handing out flyers and talking with students. Regardless of your personal feelings about the SA, this is an important time for GW and the future of student interests. […]

Paris Bienert: Our spirit is beyond the court

This past weekend I felt like a typical college kid for the first time in my career at GW. I rolled out of bed Saturday, threw on a pair of jeans and a Colonial Army T-shirt and headed to the men’s basketball game and alumni tailgate in Anniversary Park. I even dared to wear a […]

QuickTakes

Natasha Bedingfield “Strip Me” (Phonogenic Records) Perhaps best known for her track “Unwritten” from her debut album, or for her recent performance at the White House, Natasha Bedingfield recently released her third studio album in the U.S., continuing her trend of writing uplifting and vocal-heavy tracks. Accompanied mostly by percussion and a fair amount of […]

Greek-life GPAs on par with GW average

The mean grade point average among GW’s Greek-letter community is on par with that of the general student body, according to a report by the Greek-life office. Last semester, the average GPA of the general student body was 3.26, while the average GPA of the entire Greek-life community was 3.25 – an improvement from 2008 […]

Students discuss profiling in alerts

When Metropolitan Police Department officers pulled Sam Collins aside, saying he matched the description of a suspect for an on-campus robbery, the senior was angry. Collins said his anger motivated him to produce a documentary on racial profiling at GW, focusing on University Crime Alerts that offer vague suspect descriptions. The documentary aired Tuesday evening […]

Letters to the Editor

The University has not stifled Kye Allums’ voice Kye Allums is a valued GW student athlete. We have supported his decision to transition and have actively tried to help Kye and the GW women’s basketball team manage the intense interest in this story. The athletics department’s paramount objective is the health and well-being of its […]

Students allowed to study abroad in Cuba

Students hoping to study abroad in Cuba this fall will be allowed to live in the island country, after President Barack Obama announced he would be relaxing academic travel in January. GW has no plans to launch its own Cuban study abroad program, but students can petition to study with programs offered by other universities […]