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.

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 […]

Advisory Neighborhood Commission, GW relationship strained

Members of Foggy Bottom’s flagship neighborhood group say the relationship between GW and its neighbors continues to be strained, at a time when the University has several major development projects underway. GW’s three largest projects – the Science and Engineering Complex, the Law Learning Center and the School of Public Health and Health Services building […]

Hatchet Endorsement: For executive vice president: Ted Costigan

All of the candidates for Student Association executive vice president this year demonstrate an impressive knowledge of the issues facing students and all of them appear qualified. Unlike previous years, there were no candidates who blatantly lacked an understanding of what the role of the EVP entails. Similarly, no candidate seemed unaware of what students […]

Proposed NIH cuts loom at GW

Potential funding cutbacks for science and engineering may be forthcoming as House Republicans eye budget cuts for the National Institutes of Health – an agency that provides nearly half of the University’s research budget in grants. A House bill aimed at reining in government spending in a bleak economy proposes roughly $1.6 billion in cuts […]

GW School of Business looks to expand into China

To carve out a top spot for the GW School of Business within national rankings, the dean of the school said he is aiming to expand globally, starting with the country he knows best. Business school Dean Doug Guthrie – a distinguished China scholar fluent in Mandarin – spent the last week in the East […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 3/03/11 – 7:45 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of water being thrown from a window. No suspects or witnesses 3/05/11 – 1:28 a.m. Location: Munson Hall Case closed UPD officers observed an energy drink can being thrown from an upper-story window. Officers could not […]

Vern Express stop to move near Funger Hall

The University will move the Vern Express stop at the corner of 23rd and H streets this summer in anticipation of the Science and Engineering Complex construction. The stop at 23rd and H streets will be moved to G Street, between the Smith Center and Funger Hall, Alicia O’Neil Knight, senior associate vice president of […]