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 rally election day support

Dreary skies did not damper the first day of Student Association elections, as candidates and supporters took to H Street Wednesday in a final push for votes. Wearing colorful campaign T-shirts and handing out palm cards, candidates mingled with one another and talked with passing students about their platforms. Cory Grever, running for an undergraduate-at […]

Sex and love in print

Sexuality and love are common themes on campus – at least in GW’s longest-running student art and literary magazine, Wooden Teeth. “If you read the past issues, you will see that there is a style that GW students consistently lean towards,” editor in chief Aaron Friedman said. After a class activity inspired him, Friedman studied […]

Mall competition moves forward

Twenty-four people moved on to the second round of the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds, a design competition sponsored in part by GW. A steering panel including GW faculty organized the event and a jury of nine experts chose the semifinalists after reviewing more than 500 applications. The competition – which began […]

At Whit’s End: Finding new flavor in Eastern Market

It should come as no surprise to people who know me what this column is about: cheese. To those of you who don’t know me, let me just clear something up – I love cheese. Not like a, “No Strings Attached,” you’re-around-so-I-guess-you’ll-do kind of love. More of a “Brokeback Mountain,” “I wish I knew how […]

Letter to the Editor

A different opinion on Chris Clark I inducted Chris Clark into Alpha Kappa Psi when I was the fraternity’s president in spring 2009. I then believed he had the leadership potential we sought in our brothers, and I knew he had charisma. But later I learned something that is now confirmed: Clark is not an […]

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 […]