March 7, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 48

Stories from the March 7, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

D.C. avoids government shutdown

The federal government escaped a seemingly imminent shutdown last week with the passage of a 2-week budget measure that enables the government to keep operating through March 18. The Republican-led House passed a 2-week extension of the resolution with $4 billion in cuts to the budget Feb. 28. The Senate adopted the measure March 2, […]

SA Guide: Josh Benjamin

Age: 20 Year: Junior Major: Political science Hometown: Woodbridge, Conn. Embarrassing freshman year moment: Getting EMeRGed at the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 Platform: transparency; sending SA senators to student org meetings; making the SA more representative of the […]

SA Guide: Phil Gardner

Age: 19 Year: Sophomore Major: Political science and history Hometown: Tacoma, Wash. Embarrassing freshman year moment: We once locked one of my roommates in a Thurston closet by putting two dressers in front of the doors and then left for 7-Eleven. We came back to two UPD officers screaming at us about false imprisonment. Next […]

Sex Column: The truth about faking it

Faking it is the ultimate deception, the naked lie, the pinnacle of bedroom theatrics. The suspicion has a habit of lingering in the afterglow. For women, it’s their little secret. For men, the proof is in the pudding. A study, conducted at the University of Kansas last year, on the practice of faking orgasms produced […]

SA guide: Aria Varasteh

Age: 20 Year: Junior Major: History and international affairs Hometown: Wellesley Hills, Mass. Embarrassing freshman year moment: Being told by a junior that it wasn’t cool to have your GWorld lanyard sticking out of your pocket. He literally pushed it back into my pocket. I have not used a lanyard since. Next song University President […]

Kennedy Center to revamp terrace

The Kennedy Center is in the final stages of a plan to renovate its riverfront terrace for pedestrians and visitors, after soliciting feedback from residents last month. The Potomac River Pedestrian Access Improvement Project calls for a direct pedestrian route to be built later this year between the performing arts venue’s terrace and the Rock […]

No single issue tops candidate platforms this year

The most consistent thing about this year’s batch of platforms for Student Association president and executive vice president is the inconsistency. Last year, nearly every candidate running for SA president and executive vice president said they would make Student Judicial Services reform a priority. J Street dining and Gelman Library also topped candidates’ platforms as […]

Staff Editorial: More transparency in disciplinary process

When a student organization or large community on campus faces sanctions for breaking GW policy, the lack of information about what occurred and what purpose the punishment serves is disheartening. The disciplinary action that Pi Kappa Phi now faces may fit a crime, but we do not know what that crime was. The perpetuating trend […]

SA Guide: Caleb Raymond

Age: 20 Year: Junior Major: Sociology Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla. Embarrassing freshman year moment: Raymond could not think of an embarrassing moment. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “Like a G6” by the Far East Movement Platform: increase funding for student orgs; increase advocacy for students; increase efficiency for the University For […]

SA receives tentative ‘yes’ for grad fee removal

The University made significant steps toward removing the $100 graduation fee charged to graduating seniors, after student leaders spent the year lobbying for the fee’s removal. Student Association President Jason Lifton said top administrators committed to move forward with a budget that doesn’t include the graduation fee starting for the Class of 2012, pending final […]