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.

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 […]

Staff Editorial: The future of GW’s community relations

When Michael Akin, the assistant vice president for the Office of Government, International and Community Relations, announced he would step down from his post, the future of community relations at GW was faced with a change. Akin is credited with playing a huge role in how the University interacts with the surrounding community leaving a […]

After setbacks, Stadler looks to future

When you’re a soccer player, you expect blows. You expect to fall once or twice in a scramble for the ball. You expect to catch a jab from an opponent, an elbow or knee even, all part of the intense, physical game. What you don’t expect is for the blows to come from someone on […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Spring awakening

Every time spring rolls around, some idiot always says “love” is in the air. Yes, there’s lilac on 21st Street, crazy birds in Kogan and more people holding hands than usual. But with love, spring at GW brings many things – mainly, memories that we may want to pack away in our boxes of winter […]

Alumna sells sweet treats out of environmentally-friendly food truck

Among the plethora of food trucks starting up in the D.C. area, one alumna is taking an innovative approach to serving a popular French treat-harnessing the power of the sun. Camille Dierksheide, a 1995 graduate, has made a name for herself in Virginia for her environment-friendly solar-powered crepe truck business. Dierksheide, 38, started Solar Crepes […]