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.

Foreign students have higher rates of cheating than American peers

International students are more likely to cheat than their American counterparts, according to internal data released this week, mirroring a growing trend of academic dishonesty among foreign students in U.S. colleges. Non-citizen students, who make up about 12.1 percent of the GW student population, were responsible for nearly a quarter of all instances of academic […]

Baseball nabs first win at new field

As the Colonials took the field for a three-game series over the weekend, they faced more than one opponent on the newly-installed turf at Barcroft Park. With weather forecasts shifting the weekend’s schedule and moderate rain falling for most of the third game, GW was forced to overcome mother nature’s lingering presence, as well as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]