March 24, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 50

Stories from the March 24, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonials find new attitude with Schramm

Spectators for softball use a newly built plywood walkway to make their way to the newly installed right-field bleachers. Behind them is a construction site, a crane extending over their heads to shadow the field. It’s clear the land itself is undergoing renovation, an apt visual metaphor for the team. The Colonials took the field […]

Feces found on sixth floor of Gelman Library

Gelman Library staff reported two separate instances of defecation on the floor of the library’s 6th floor men’s restroom Monday to the University Police Department. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said these are the only two reported instances of defecation at Gelman this year. Last April, The Hatchet reported an uptick in lewd activities in University […]

Sports In Brief

Baseball losing streak at six after loss to Terps The baseball team dropped its sixth-straight game Tuesday, falling 8-2 at Maryland. Sophomore outfielder Tyler McCarthy led off the second inning with a double, ultimately scoring on subsequent plays to give GW an early 1-0 lead. Maryland tied it in the bottom of the third, but […]

Alumnus debuts at festival

Correction appended A young writer looks out over the New York skyline, pen in hand. As he thinks back on the defining relationships in his life, he writes not of life but of death as he considers what to say in his suicide note. The young writer is the protagonist of alumnus Nate Wolfson’s one-act […]

Crime Log

Destruction 3/9/11 – Time unknown Location: Ivory Tower Case closed A student reported to the University Police Department that another student punched a hole in the wall of her room. Referred to Student Judicial Services 3/11/11 – 12:51 a.m. Location: Public property on campus Case closed UPD officers responded to a report of two subjects […]

Sex Column: Taking texting to the next level

A wink, a smile, a second glance from her eyes, spurs just enough excitement to rouge your face with a light blush. This is the ancient art of flirting at its roots. Throughout time people have gone from exchanging written secret letters and romantic telegraphs to affectionate telephone calls and stimulating texts with their significant […]

Sun sets on GW’s chance at sweep

The Colonials ended their doubleheader Tuesday against Cornell with a win and a tie, battling back from an initial four-run deficit to earn a win in game one before the second had to be called due to darkness. In the first game, Cornell took a quick 4-0 lead over GW (10-9-1) in the first inning, […]

Kalb, Sawyer discuss women in media

ABC’s “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer reflected on her career as a pioneering female journalist and discussed the future of broadcast journalism at Tuesday’s installment of “The Kalb Report.” Recalling her own initiation rite into elite journalism, Sawyer shared her experiences as the first female anchor of the award-winning CBS program “60 Minutes.” “I knew […]

Mayor Gray faces House ethics probe

A leading House Republican launched investigations last week into claims that alumnus and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray paid a former mayoral candidate to attack competitor and former Mayor Adrian Fenty on the campaign trail in November. Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced the probe after former […]

Faculty demand role in Gelman revamp

Members of the Faculty Senate are asking University administrators for a greater oversight role on the upcoming Gelman Library renovations. Spurred by student complaints and a desire to direct the revamps, the faculty leaders hope to form a committee that would give them power to oversee the renovations and voice their opinions about improving the […]