April 11, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 55

Stories from the April 11, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

DVD rental kiosk coming to Foggy Bottom Metro

The Foggy Bottom Metro station will house a DVD rental kiosk starting in June, offering movies for just $1 per day. Customers will be able to pay for a DVD using a credit or debit card at one Metro location and return it to any other location with a kiosk. Customers will not be able […]

Volunteering for credit

Students in professor Phyllis Ryder’s class do more than just fulfill their University Writing requirement. They have taken up her call to service and volunteered across the District as tutors, counselors and day-care providers. In Ryder’s UW class, “Writing for Social Change,” she requires her students to volunteer with various organizations throughout the semester. During […]

Keith Osentoski: GW gear never goes out of style

It’s spring, which means new fashion trends are taking over campus.?It’s great to see that the Uggs and North Face jackets have been packed away and the sundresses and starched Vineyard Vines shorts have been dusted off for another season. But there is one trend that is just as prevalent – wearing clothing from other […]

Slice of Life: The perfect D.C. cupcake

My cupcake obsession began three years ago when my freshman floor buddies left a perfectly wrapped pink and black box sitting suggestively on my desk. “What is that?” I pondered, staring bewilderedly at the perfectly cylindrical cakes wrapped in gleaming silver tinfoil with illustrious green polka dot designs. “Georgetown cupcakes,” they responded nonchalantly. On my […]

Sports In Brief

Women’s tennis finishes fourth at A-10 championships The GW women’s tennis team advanced past Xavier 4-1 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship Saturday but ultimately fell to Richmond 4-0 in the semifinal match. It then fell 4-0 to Temple in Sunday’s third-place match, ending with a fourth-place finish overall. Sophomore Mimi Hamling and […]


Monday A Journey to East Africa Try free Ethiopian food and get a henna tattoo while watching performances at this Africa Week event. Kogan Plaza – 12 to 3 p.m. NPR’s 40th anniversary Attend an event honoring NPR’s 40th anniversary, as well as retiring media law professor Christopher Sterling. Jack Morton Auditorium – 6:15 to […]

Mayor looks to change liquor laws

District businesses may be able to sell liquor until midnight, if a budget proposed by Mayor Vincent Gray is approved by the D.C. Council in the coming weeks. The budget proposal would allow stores to sell alcoholic beverages until midnight Mondays through Saturdays, as opposed to current laws which force stores to cease the sale […]


The Hatchet incorrectly captioned the photo as UNC bhangra performing and GW Bhangra as sponsors for Bhangra Blowout 18. The photo depicts Bruin Bhangra from UCLA and the event was sponsored by GW South Asian Society.

Philosophy department irked by move to Vern

The GW Department of Philosophy will move to the Mount Vernon Campus by January 2012, an announcement that prompted outcry from faculty members who said the decision was made without their input. Philosophy department chair Gail Weiss said she was informed about the move last week in a meeting with Columbian College of Arts and […]