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.

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 […]

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 […]