March 10, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 49

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

Salary increase slightly higher than market-basket average

Salaries for all GW employees increased by an average of 2.6 percent for the 2011 calendar year, slightly higher than similar institutions. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the University bases its salary increases on a privately commissioned compensation study that examines 16 institutions of comparable size and urban location. The University declined […]

MVPC alleges Vern is underfunded

Student members of a Mount Vernon Campus programming organization are alleging that they do not have adequate funding for student events, after the Vern saw an uptick in the number of residents living on the campus. Sophomore Josh Bochner, assistant coordinator for the Mount Vernon Programming Council, said the organization was given “significantly less” University […]

Groups rallies to support International Women’s Day

GW Amnesty International held a candlelight vigil in Kogan Plaza Tuesday evening to support women’s rights and to educate the public about violence against women as a part of International Women’s Day. The group launched a campaign demanding comprehensive services for sexual assault victims specifically in Foggy Bottom and encouraged participants to sign a petition […]

GW sees rise in admissions visitors

The Office of Admissions saw a more than 6 percent rise in the number of visitors touring campus over the last year, a trend a University administrator credits to the relocation of the Admissions Welcome Center to a more central spot. The admissions office received approximately 38,000 visitors during the 2010-11 academic year, with the […]

Declining interest cancels Monumental Celebration

After years of declining participation, the University will not host a celebratory ball during Commencement Weekend this May. Attendance at Monumental Celebration – an annual gala for GW graduates and their families held at Union Station on the eve of Commencement – has dropped over the last decade despite several attempts to attract guests through […]

Baseball comes out ahead against Retrievers

It had been more than two weeks since the baseball team had last won a game when senior starter Tommy Gately took the mound Wednesday for the Colonials’ mid-week contest against Maryland-Baltimore County. Seven straight defeats was unacceptable for Gately, so the right-hander took it upon himself to be the Colonials stopper against the Retrievers, […]


Patrick Stump “Truant Wave EP” (Nervous Breakdance Media) Stump’s solo attempt is similar to Fall Out Boy’s last album, “Folie ? Deux,” in its catchy hooks and production. This is to be expected as Stump was Fall Out Boy’s primary composer. The EP explores FOB’s favorite topics – fame and drinking – with lyrics like, […]

Candidates’ movie picks

Candidates for preisdent: John Richardson: “500 Days of Summer” Phil Gardner: “Best in Show” Jason Kaplan: “Wedding Crashers” Chris Clark: “Wedding Crashers” Josh Benjamin: “Die Hard” Caleb Raymond: “Forrest Gump” Kwasi Agyeman: “Lion King” Candidates for executive vice preisdent: Ted Costigan: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Zahin Hasan: “Fight Club” Sam Free: “Toy Story […]

GW adds additional security measures in Marvin Center

The theft of two laptops at the Marvin Center last week prompted the University to limit evening access to one of the most used buildings on campus. Two suspects stole two laptops from the dining area around 10:30 p.m. March 2, causing the University to lock two entrances to the student center starting at 10 […]

Hatchet Endorsement: For SA President: Chris Clark

When the candidate pool for the Student Association’s top spot is short on remarkable candidates, The Hatchet’s editorial board can come to a concise decision easily – this year was different. There are many notable candidates running for SA president who have diverse and thoughtful ideas on how to improve the SA, making the job […]