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.

In honor of International Women’s Day

One in four women report surviving rape or attempted rape during their college careers, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. For many women, such statistics are shocking and unnerving. Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. Roughly 73 percent of rape victims know their assailants. Despite the problem, 60 percent of […]

Calendar

Monday Hatchet-SA debate Watch the candidates for Student Association president and executive vice president field questions on their plans for next year. Jack Morton Auditorium – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Career and internship fair Connect with employers from different career fields at a job and internship fair. Marvin Center – 1 to 5 p.m. […]

SA guide: Samantha Free

Year: Junior Major: Sociology Hometown: Stamford, Conn. Embarrassing freshman year moment: During peak traffic hours, I face-planted in front of the Hippo statue while waving to friends across the street. They all saw it. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “Teach Me How to Dougie” by Cali Swag District Platform: online tracking […]

Terps top GW with late goals

For three quarters Friday night, the women’s water polo team matched 20th-ranked Marlyand nearly goal for goal. Down just 8-7 after three quarters, the Colonials were in a position to win their home opener against a local rival, but instead it was the Terrapins who seized control of the fourth quarter, scoring a pair of […]

GW ends Greek investigations

As the University wraps up its open cases against two Greek-life chapters, a top administrator warned Friday that further investigations into GW’s 41 social chapters are forthcoming. Delta Gamma will “likely not go through a judicial process,” and Pi Kappa Phi has been sanctioned for its non-hazing related charges, Tara Pereira, assistant dean of students […]

SA guide: Amanda Galonek

Age: 20 Year: Sophomore Major: Political science Hometown: Sturbridge, Mass. Embarrassing freshman year moment: I intern for Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and one day I was walking his dogs for him and they decided to go to the bathroom on the metal detectors. I had to clean it up myself and was absolutely mortified. I […]

GW clinches fifth seed with Senior-Day win

By the time junior guard Tony Taylor stepped to the foul line with 10 seconds left in the game Saturday, the fate of the men’s basketball team had been sealed. The dominoes around the Atlantic 10 had fallen and regardless of whether or not the Colonials won or lost, they would be the fifth seed […]

Acting without sight

Forbidden Planet Productions decided to recreate more than just the real world setting in this weekend’s “Butterflies are Free” – the theater org decided to recreate what it’s like in the world for the blind. Under the direction of Elizabeth Hay, Forbidden Planet Productions opened Leonard Gershe’s “Butterflies Are Free” this weekend, a story about […]

SA Guide: Jason Kaplan

Age: 20 Year: Junior Major: Poli Comm Hometown: New York City Embarrassing freshman year moment: I went to see David Plouffe speak and my cell phone went off to the sound of Stewie from “Family Guy” yelling, “Mom! Mom! Mommy!” Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: I really think he should do […]

SA guide: Ted Costigan

Age: 21 Year: Junior Major: Political communication Hometown: Reading, Mass. Embarrassing freshman year moment: The Red Sox losing game seven to the Devil Rays in the American League Championship Series. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “Under Pressure” by Queen Platform: reduce printing costs; increase Gelman Library’s operational budget; make it known […]