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.

GW pushing study abroad for minorities

Minority students are significantly less likely than their white counterparts to study abroad, according to data by the Office for Study Abroad. Three-fourths of GW students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 school year were white, while 6.6 percent were Latino and 6.1 percent were black, according to data from the study abroad office. The […]

New director brings laughs to West Hall

Jeremiah Kirstein isn’t your average director. Despite his age, the sophomore is the newest director for the 14th Grade Players – the director pool is highly dominated by juniors and seniors. “I was really lucky because as a sophomore I have a chance to direct, which is not always the case,” Kirstein said. Kirstein chose […]

University police catch alleged burglar

University Police Department officers arrested a suspected burglar for attempting to steal upwards of $10,000 worth of property on campus Friday night. The suspect – unnamed in police documents – attempted to steal two ceiling projectors from the Academic Center and a MacBook Air laptop, wallet and cell phone from Gelman Library, University spokeswoman Emily […]

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 […]


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 […]