April 7, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 54

Stories from the April 7, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students to offer cleaning services

Michael Waterman and Nate Andorsky want to clean your room. Well, not quite, but they do want to make it easy for students to find professional cleaners for a fair price. Spurred by GW’s decision to eliminate cleaning services for freshmen last May, Waterman, a senior, and Andorsky, an alumnus, founded DC College Cleaners to […]

University presents new cost-saving ideas at task force forum

The Innovation Task Force presented nine new ideas to improve the University in an open forum Wednesday, the latest phase in the task force’s quest to spot opportunities for fundraising and efficient spending. The nine new ideas could generate more than $7.6 million in revenue and $750,000 in cost savings. Using feedback from Wednesday’s forum, […]


The Strokes “Angles” (RCA Records) Ten years since their first album floored critics and fans, and five since their last release, The Strokes have grown up in “Angles.” Fast-paced, distorted riffs are still present, as in “Taken for A Fool,” but they share the spotlight with songs of worry, as in, “Call Me Back.” All […]

Apps for summer positions increase

A record number of students applied for summer assistant positions with GW Housing Programs, marking the fifth consecutive year applications have increased. The increase prompted housing to expand the program by four students after 366 students applied for 29 summer positions. Summer assistants are required to work an average of 23 hours per week in […]

Bar Belle: More than a sports bar

Public Bar Where: 1214 18th St. Carded: Yes, at the door Cover: None Bar Bells: I try to like sports. I really do. I understand the basics and know enough that when the man in stripes throws a flag it’s not a cause for cheer and that a tubby bald man can make a home […]

Attorney sues GW for false imprisonment

An attorney who works at the World Bank is suing GW for $1 million in damages, after University Police Department officers allegedly falsely arrested and imprisoned her last March. Salwa Mohamed Saleh Hamid said in a complaint filed March 24, 2011, that she was imprisoned after officers accused her of breaking a glass door that […]

A fresh face for the Obama campaign

By the time freshman Mike Phillips woke up Monday morning, President Barack Obama had already launched his 2012 election campaign, complete with a video of five supporters explaining why they are “in” to re-elect the president. It wasn’t until Phillips’ phone kept buzzing that the freshman learned millions had heard why the New York native […]


Thursday GW Drag Ball 2011 Jam to ‘Glee’ songs with Allied in Pride. There is a $5 suggested donation. Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom – 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday Scrabble tournament GW’s Capital Letters group is hosting its Scrabble tournament. The winner gets a prize and free snacks will be offered. Marvin Center, Columbian […]

At Whit’s End: Keeping Mexican food authentic in D.C.

I’m a Southern gal. Not so much a bouffant hair, Texas twang, pageant-queen Southern gal, but more of a deep frying, country music loving, God-Bless-Texas sort of Southern gal. Case in point, my last trip home was spent at the rodeo, soaking up the livestock show, the live music and, most importantly, the food. Down […]

Rats infest University Police Department headquarters

The University Police Department’s headquarters will remain in limited use Thursday, as Facilities Management treats the building for an infestation of rodents. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said most administrative personnel at Woodhull House, located at 2033 G St., took the option to work from home Wednesday, even though the building wasn’t closed completely as facilities […]