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.


Thursday Date Auction Pick out a companion for the evening and fight back against cancer during the Relay for Life date auction. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom – 9:30 p.m. Friday Cyberwar Join journalists and cybersecurity experts for a discussion on Chinese cyber attacks targeting media outlets. 1957 E Street, Room 602 – Noon Saturday Student […]

Holes in candidate platforms

The Hatchet investigated candidates’ platforms and found that some ideas have failed before, some are out of touch and some are redundant. Here are the top five loopholes in the Student Association president and vice president candidates’ campaigns. Julia Susuni: Wants to move Student Health Service closer to campus Junior Julia Susuni, who is vying […]

Report: Gelman in ‘very bad shape’

Consultants gave Gelman Library a stinging critique this week, calling it a subpar research library with sparse resources and staff as part of a months-long University review. Administrators declined to release details of the report, conducted by top librarians from University of Virginia and Columbia University. But David McAleavey, an English professor and chair of […]

Bill tightens oversight of group funds

Starting next spring, student organizations will have to pitch each event and expense to the Student Association to get funding. Instead of asking for lump sums of money during the allocations process, when the SA divvies up a nearly $1 million pool this year, groups will have to break down their event and administrative costs, […]

Letter to the editor

Kerry Washington is the right choice for Commencement speaker As a GW graduate, I’ve often been quick to criticize my alma mater when I think it’s done wrong. But I’m beaming at the choice of Kerry Washington as Commencement speaker. Unfortunately, I’m saddened at the vitriol being directed toward both her and Rice Hall over […]

Off-beat campaigns shed light on SA flaws

While most Student Association presidential candidates are polishing off their speeches, one is polishing off his crown. Instead of promising more student space or new career programs, senior Hugo Scheckter is casting himself as the “king of GW” in a satirical campaign meant to shed light on real issues. His campaign vows to raise tuition […]

Hatchet endorsement: Kostas Skordalos for Student Association executive vice president

Both candidates for executive vice president of the Student Association exhibited a dedication to student issues as well as a strong commitment to improving students’ lives at GW. But after meeting with each of the students, The Hatchet’s editorial board endorses junior Kostas Skordalos, a humble leader with concrete, attainable goals. In the hearings, Skordalos […]

Program pushes women to become campus leaders

Though females make up 55 percent of students, they hold just 16 percent of Student Association positions – a gap Executive Vice President Abby Bergren set out to change this election season. She brought the nationwide, female leadership program “Elect Her: Campus Women Win” to campus in January in an effort to empower female campus […]