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.

Wild Art: Sliding Safe

The caption on this photo was updated April 7, 2011 to reflect the following: The Hatchet incorrectly reported that sophomore Justin Albright was a junior and that the Colonials will have a two-game series at home this weekend against Canisius. It is a three-game series.

Queer women stand out through activism

Whenever men ask Ali Lozano out she politely declines, explaining she only dates women. Last year, one of her want-to-be suitors was taken back because he didn’t believe Lozano looked like a lesbian. “But you’re pretty!” she remembers him saying. His response was jarring but not necessarily unexpected, Lozano said. “It was very indicative of […]

New loan brings University debt to $1.1 billion

University officials borrowed an additional $100 million late last month, bringing the University’s debt to $1.1 billion, the largest amount in University history. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said GW took out the loan to give the University more cash on hand, bringing the total amount of cash on hand from $300 million […]

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 […]