March 26, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 50

Stories from the March 26, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

From dorm to dance floor

A new business venture is looking to capitalize on the spin of turntables, the flash of club lights and the popularity of house music. Elite EDM, a music talent agency established in January by sophomore and chief executive officer Jeffrey Eiesenbud along with his business partner and fellow student, chief financial officer James LaFleur and […]

Alumni return to their receSs comedic roots

As a group of campus jesters cracked jokes about life in the future, one comedic trio was reliving the past. Mike Duffy, a comedy troupe composed of alumni Travis Helwig, Kevin Mead and Darren Miller, returned Saturday to the Marvin Center for Guest Fest, a night of improvisational and sketch comedy presented by improv comedy […]

Connecting students on campus

The goal was simple: Make life on campus easier for college students. Campus Society, a D.C.-based social networking website, hopes to connect university students through an online forum for buying books, rating professors and connecting socially. The website borrows functions from other social networking websites, but differentiates itself from Facebook and Twitter in its exclusivity, […]

West End Library proceeds with upgrade plans

The District issued an order of approval Monday for developers to move forward with an overhaul of the West End Library and fire station. The project, in the works since 2007, will modernize the two-floor brick and concrete library on 24th Street between L and M streets with a glassy exterior and add about 160 […]

Colonials drop doubleheader to Fordham

After losing by only one run against one of the top pitchers in the A-10, the Colonials felt confident heading into their second game of a doubleheader Sunday. When head coach Stacey Schramm saw that Fordham was keeping reigning A-10 pitcher of the week Jen Mineau in for game two, she knew her team had […]

Upgrades planned for Watergate office building

The property management group for the Watergate office building is planning a facelift to make the historic structure’s aging façade more welcoming. 
 Penzance officials plan to swap the concrete slabs along the building’s walls with glass panels and raise the canopy over the entrance. The addition of ground-level strips of lights will illuminate columns […]

Colonials defeat Georgetown in first home match

When the Colonials walked away from the court Friday with a 6-1 victory over Georgetown, they ensured the continuation of two victory streaks. The defending Atlantic 10 champions announced their return to their home court in a commanding fashion Friday, extending GW’s win streak to six straight matches. Senior Ugur Atalay extended his personal streak […]

Rapper Childish Gambino to headline Spring Fling

A stand-up comedian turned musician will bring his blend of electronica and hip hop to campus next month for Spring Fling. Donald Glover, who performs under the stage name Childish Gambino, is known for his role on the NBC series “Community.” He will perform April 15 in the Smith Center. Connor Currier, chairman of Program […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet’s wrap up of GW’s ups and downs Spring events The past few weeks have been the epitome of the phrase “only at GW.” First there was the debate between Lawrence O’Donnell and Ann Coulter hosted by the College Democrats, College Republicans and the Student Association. Last week, Ben Bernanke gave the first two […]