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.

George Mason to join A-10

The Colonials are finally getting a crosstown conference rival: George Mason is coming to the Atlantic 10. Steven Goff, The Washington Post’s beat reporter for the Patriots, tweeted that the program will join the A-10 effective July 1. His tweet came on the heels of press releases released by both George Mason and the Atlantic […]

Swigs for social change

At Cause Bar & Restaurant on U Street, happy hour can changes lives throughout the District, country and world: 100 percent of the net profits are donated to charities.

For GW couple, equality goes on trial

After two years together, junior Hannah Lynn and senior Issa Coultas admit they’re not ready to think about what state they want to live in after graduation or if they’ll eventually get married. But they don’t want one decision to depend on the other. The couple lives together in the gender-neutral townhouse on F Street, […]

Expulsions for drugs up this year

The University has suspended or expelled 15 students for drug offenses this academic year, already six more than last year’s total. Students caught with less than an ounce of pot get the equivalent of a slap on the wrist, but violations for harder drugs – like cocaine, ecstasy, and hallucinogens – are considered major offenses. […]

SA executives try to wield early influence

Less than 24 hours after they were elected, next year’s top student lobbyists had already met with officials in charge of the newest residence hall project to help shape design plans before GW breaks ground this summer. Juniors Julia Susuni and Kostas Skordalos joined the current Student Association executives in a talk with the ‘superdorm’ […]

Women’s water polo clinches weekend victory

Sometimes the best offense really is a good defense. That old adage rang true for the coaches, players and packed bleachers of fans at the Colonials’ 9-8 victory over the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday. GW struggled to score after the first quarter, but its defense created just enough opportunities to escape with the win. The […]

GW hires administrator to remake academic budget

The University will take a big step Monday toward creating more academic opportunities for undergraduates when it announces the hire of an administrator to overhaul the budget model. Rene Stewart O’Neal, director of planning at Michigan State University, will become GW’s first vice provost for budget and finance this June after a nearly two-year search. […]

Students prepare to rally in front of high court

Senior and California-native Matthew Sampson has fought against Proposition 8 – a law banning gay marriage – since it passed in 2008. Sampson, who is openly gay, will continue his battle this week, joining dozens of College Democrats and Allied in Pride members to rally at the steps of the Supreme Court, where justices consider […]