March 25, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 49

Stories from the March 25, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Political science research in jeopardy

Political science professor Forrest Maltzman used federal dollars to study why some laws are slapped with amendments more than others. But, ironically, one measure inked on Capitol Hill last week could put projects like his in jeopardy. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., attached an amendment to a congressional spending bill to defund $10 million of political […]

Alumnus gets his last laugh as fake University president

GW’s favorite sharp-tongued Twitter jester has gone on an indefinite hiatus. The 2010 alumnus notorious for sniping at administrators in 140-character bursts as @fakeStevenknapp announced Friday that his tweeting days are over. Hunter Patterson, who spent three years pulling the strings behind the parody Twitter account @fakeStevenknapp, which boasts more than 3,700 followers, said he […]

Alumna dies after long fight with cancer

Elissa Froman, an alumna and political activist representing Jewish communities in D.C. and nationally, died Thursday at age 29. Froman, who graduated with a degree in Judaic and women’s studies, was a congressional lobbyist for the National Council of Jewish Women and an active member of GW Hillel before her 2006 graduation. She specialized in […]


Monday Art Exhibit Reception Dig into the connection between human evolution and creativity through student art projects. Phillips Hall, Gallery 102 – 6 p.m. Tuesday Haitian Politics Listen to a journalist, an NGO official and the former Haitian ambassador to the U.S. discuss post-earthquake governance in Haiti. 1957 E Street, Room 602 – 5:30 p.m. […]

Staff Editorial: Breaking the Commencement speaker cycle

After a great deal of waiting, the University finally announced that actress and alumna Kerry Washington will speak at Commencement this spring. But despite her connection to GW and her resume, which includes films like “Django Unchained,” “Ray” and “The Last King of Scotland,” some students were disappointed. It’s easy to understand their frustration since, […]

Men’s baseball sweeps Massachusetts in first league action

Though it might not have been a full 180-degree turnaround, the Colonials’ perfect results this weekend could foreshadow that the formerly struggling squad has improved. But then again, nothing in baseball dominates a game’s storyline better than lights-out pitching. Over a combined 27 innings of work between Friday and Sunday, GW’s hurlers allowed only two […]