March 21, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 48

Stories from the March 21, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A Little Japan: U Street’s authentic cuisine

In Japanese, the word “izakaya” translates to “sit-down sake shop.” And while this restaurant serves over 24 varieties of sake, there is much more to Izakaya Seki than its tasty rice wine. I was lucky enough to score a coveted reservation at the authentic Japanese restaurant near U Street. The restaurant is tucked among townhouses […]

Student loan watchdog tries to increase oversight

The nation’s consumer protection watchdog laid out a new program last week to increase oversight of student loans – which were held by 45 percent of 2011 graduates, according to the most recent data available. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will begin regulating non-bank companies overseeing student loan payments, in addition to more than 150 […]

Butler, Xavier make Atlantic 10 departure official

It’s official: Butler and Xavier are leaving the Atlantic 10. The two schools announced today that they will head to the new Big East, joining Creighton there next season. “I wish Xavier University and Butler University all the best in their new conference,” A-10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade said in a statement. “They are two outstanding […]

Baseball team can’t compete against hot Hoya hitting

The last three columns on the scoreboard revealed nearly everything about GW’s performance against Georgetown Tuesday. Though both teams tallied 10 hits on the day, the Hoyas finished with 10 in the run column compared to the Colonials’ four. The “E” column explained the rest: GW committed five errors compared to Georgetown’s one. Resulting unearned […]

Most-ever professors given chance at tenure

The number of faculty positions with a chance at tenure has reached an all-time high this year, as GW looks to lure top scholars with more permanent positions. Nearly 79 percent of full-time professors this year have or are in line for tenure – a rise bolstered by a 15 percent drop in the number […]

Commencement speaker lacks broad approval

Correction appended Two-thirds of students are unhappy or indifferent toward the selection of actress and alumna Kerry Washington as the Commencement speaker this May, according to an informal survey of 190 students. Washington, who stars in ABC’s “Scandal” and recently appeared in the Academy Award-winning film “Django Unchained,” is a 1998 alumna and a former […]

Glut of U.S. medical students could dim Match Day glee

Correction appended Nearly every fourth-year student in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences nabbed a residency spot Friday, but administrators and lawmakers worry competition will stiffen over the next decade and shut some aspiring doctors out. Medical school graduates spend three to seven years in hospitals for health care training. Unless Congress increases funding […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct/Liquor Law Violation The Dakota 03/06/13 – 11:13 p.m. Case closed The University Police Department responded to a report of an intoxicated student. While the subject was being evaluated for intoxication, he became rowdy and had to be restrained. Referred for disciplinary action Liquor Law Violation Thurston Hall 03/09/13 – 2:17 a.m. UPD encountered […]

Sexual assault survivor empowers others

When Angela Esquivel was drugged and sexually assaulted during her senior year of college, she longed to erase the experience from her memory. But the part-time professor realized after entering graduate school that even with counseling and support from loved ones, she could not wipe away her traumatic past. She decided to face it, reaching […]