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                                                                                 records closed
                                                                            UPD reports are
                                                                            closed for public
                                                                               inspection
                                                                                         by Jake Sherman
                                                                                           Editor in chief

                                                                               Woodhull House does not look like a typical
                                                                          police station. The G Street headquarters of the
                                                                          University Police Department is surprisingly
                                                                          non-descript. A color-splashed art-deco sculp-
                                                                          ture sits on the lawn and only one sign identifies
                                                                          it as the offices of the University’s law enforce-
                                                                          ment agency.
                                                                               And UPD, an agency whose officers are
                                    Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet photographer   commissioned by the Metropolitan Police
EMeRG coordinator Marc Berenson speaks at a Thurston town                 Department, has little governmental oversight
hall meeting held to clarify the University's judicial policies.          and is not held to the same standards as a
                                                                          municipal police department.
                                                                               Despite its unbridled jurisdiction on GW

EMeRG calls                                                               owned, operated and leased land, and its ability
                                                                          to arrest and carry weapons, the department’s
                                                                          records remain under lock and key. MPD’s inci-
                                                                          dent reports are available to anyone for viewing


hit record high
    by Nicholas Profeta              school’s judicial policies.
                                                                          at police stations. But UPD’s policy is to keep
                                                                          reports completely private – creating a layer of
                                                                          privacy between the department’s inner work-
                                                                          ings and the community it serves.
                                                                               And the policy, which has gone wholly
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nick Gingold/photo editor
                                                                                                                                 The University Police Department, whose headquarters are seen above, keeps its records
                                                                                                                                 completely private. Metropolitan Police Department records are available to the public.
     Hatchet Staff Writer            EMeRG has taken 218 stu-             unchallenged at universities nationwide, is
                                     dents to the hospital this           beginning to get attention. The Freedom of             The Harvard Crimson, Harvard University’s nobody is denying that,” said University Police
    The number of students           academic year, as compared           Information Commission in Connecticut ruled            daily newspaper, failed in its lawsuit to force Chief Dolores Stafford, a 16-year veteran of
brought to the hospital by           to 201 students last year and        last month that since the Yale Police Department       the police department to open its records but the department. “But our records are incident
EMeRG has hit an all-time            168 students in 2005-2006            can exercise “full police power” in New Haven,         appeals could overturn that decision.
high this academic year, and         academic year.                       Conn., it is the equivalent of a public agency.            “The bottom line is we are police officers,               See UPD, p. B3
there are still two months               “Thurston Hall has just
left in the semester.                about half of the number of
    Last week, several Uni-
versity administrators met
with residents of Thurston
Hall, the most highly popu-
                                     EMeRGs among freshmen,
                                     and it houses about half the
                                     number of freshmen,” said
                                     Tara Pereira, director of Stu-
                                                                          Colonials out of A-10 tournament
lated dorm on campus, to             dent Judicial Services. “We                    by Alex Byers                   positioning for rebounds, but when
address the University’s             are still tremendously con-                   Contributing Editor              junior Jessica Adair picked up her
growing concern for stu-             cerned, but it’s not like ‘Oh                                                  third and fourth fouls within the
dent well-being and to clear         my god, Thurston has 90                  PHILADELPHIA, March 9 — In            second half’s first two minutes (four
up any confusion students                                                 the last decade of the GW women’s         seconds apart) and had to take a seat
might have regarding the                   See EMERG, p. B3               basketball team’s series with Xavier,     on the bench, it was apparent that
                                                                          neither team has won more than            “playing small” would spell trouble
                                                                          two consecutive games. So while           for the title-seeking Colonials.

SoB rank not                                                              the Colonials surely appreciated
                                                                          their victory over Xavier in January
                                                                          of 2007 and again this season in
                                                                          January, they might have wished
                                                                                                                         Without GW’s twin towers in
                                                                                                                    the game, Phillips (6-foot-6) and
                                                                                                                    Harris (6-foot-5) were able to own
                                                                                                                    the paint, scoring 30 points down

altered by e-mail                                                         history favored buff and blue for
                                                                          their Atlantic 10 semifinal match-up
                                                                          Sunday.
                                                                              Unfortunately for No. 13/12
                                                                                                                    low compared to GW’s 16.
                                                                                                                         “Definitely getting away with
                                                                                                                    a lot of hard hits,” Phillips said
                                                                                                                    of the game's rough play. “(There
     by Danielle Meister             Week’s student survey, remind-       (AP, ESPN/USA Today) GW, it               were) hard fouls, really high inten-
      Hatchet Staff Writer           ing them that the survey influ-       didn’t. The Xavier big bodies of          sity rebounds, but sometimes you
                                     ence’s the school’s rank and that    Ta’Shia Phillips and Amber Harris         have to suck it up and do what you
     Business Week ranked            the rankings affect the value of     scored a combined 37 points and           know how to do.”
GW’s undergraduate business          their degrees.                       had 17 rebounds in a winning effort,           Even when head coach Joe
school 51 out of 96 schools in           “I think originally I was        as the Musketeers withstood the           McKeown put Jazmine Adair onto
2008. The jump – two-notches         kind of upset that that whole        Colonials, 63-59.                         the floor with four fouls and much
higher than last year’s rank –       issue had occurred because I             Usually, it is GW’s low post play-    of the game still to play, she seemed
was not significant enough that       thought that it would somehow        ers Jessica and Jazmine Adair run-        a bit more tentative and aware that
magazine officials considered it      convince students to respond         ning up the score in the Colonials’
tainted by a suggestive e-mail       in a more positive way than          favor. On Sunday, they were only                     See XAVIER, p. B1
sent by the school to its seniors    they would otherwise,” Busi-         able to get a combined 36 minutes
last year.                           ness Week Staff Editor Geoff         of play out of the two sisters, as each      Ben Solomon/senior staff photographer
     In November, School of          Gloecker said. “As that came         ran into foul trouble. The physical       Seniors Sarah-Jo Lawrence (32)
Business deans Susan Phillips        in, we kept a close eye on GW’s      game saw players from both teams          and Whitney Allen fight Xavier's
and Larry Singleton sent an e-       responses to make sure nothing       diving after balls on the floor and       Ta'Shia Phillips during GW's 63-59
mail to all seniors encouraging                                           muscling each other in search of          loss in the A-10 tournament.
them to participate in Business          See RANKINGS, p. A5



Scalpers near Smith Center: 'We just do this for fun'
  Ticket scalping is illegal in the District, but takes place at GW
           by Sarah Biggart                        WG said most of the people who                “We see the police some times,”
           Hatchet Staff Writer                buy their tickets are from out of town       said WG. “But they wouldn’t dare
                                               and do not realize they are actually         mess with us – both of us have got
    As hail fell outside Smith Center          getting ripped off.                          lawyers.”
Saturday evening, two inconspicuous                “The only people who buy from                One pedestrian sold a ticket to
men in black coats began their sales           us are idiots who don’t know the real        WG and his partner for $15 after bar-
pitch.                                         price of tickets,” he said.                  gaining the price up from $10.
    “Tickets! Selling or buying tick-              Ticket scalping is illegal in the            Ticket scalpers make a profit by
ets!” they shouted to passersby headed         District if done in a public space           buying tickets on the street and resell-
to the men’s basketball game against           near where the event is occurring,           ing them for a higher price. WG said
Atlantic 10 rival Massachusetts.               according to the Metropolitan Police         he has a lot of friends who make
    The pair paced up and down the             Department. Scalping is defined as           money at more trafficked events
street outside the entrance to the             selling or reselling a ticket at face        around D.C.
building, approaching groups of peo-           value or a greater value.                        “We just do this for fun,” said
ple entering the arena.                            An MPD spokesperson said offi-           WG, who is currently attending nurs-
    In an hour, they made three sales.         cers will arrest scalpers if they see        ing school. “It’s just something to do.
    “There’s no profit in it,” said WG,        them at sporting events, but do not go       Sometimes we’ll do this and then go
one of the two scalpers who would              out specifically looking for them.           to the games.”
not give his full name, for fear of                They said this was their third time           Ron Schneeberger, a frequenter
arrest for scalping – a crime in the           scalping tickets outside Smith Center        of men’s basketball games, said there                                                             Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor
District. “This place almost never sells       and that they had yet to encounter                                                           A man who would only identify himself as WG scalps tickets outside Smith
out and tickets are only 12 bucks.”            police.                                               See SCALPERS, p. B3                    Center last Saturday.
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Eric Roper – Metro News Editor (eroper@gwhatchet.com)
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                                                                         campus will further develop the
  CAMPUS                            GREEKBRIEF                           Greek community and maintain             SNAPSHOT Big Fall
                                                                         the “sense of sisterhood” culti-
  CALENDAR                          Chi Omega will return to GW          vated by the sororities at GW.
                                    after 40 years of absence            Currently about 19 percent of
  Monday                                                                 the undergraduate population
                                         The Panhellenic Association     at GW is involved in Greek life.
  Aromatherapy Yoga                 announced Friday that the Chi            Recruitment for the Phi
  A free yoga class as part of      Omega sorority will return           Alpha chapter of Chi Omega
  Lerner Health and Wellness        to GW after a 40-year hiatus,        will begin in October, follow-
  Center’s Mind and Body            beginning in fall 2008.              ing the regular fall recruitment
  Week, that combines essen-             The Panhellenic Extension       for the other nine Panhellenic
  tial oils and yoga poses.         Committee chose Chi Omega            Association sororities.
  7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.            over Kappa Alpha Theta and                              –Simone Perez
  Lerner Health and Wellness        Delta Delta Delta. The three
                                    sororities up for consideration
  Center Multipurpose Room
  Sponsored by Lerner Health        each gave presentations on cam-      GWBRIEF
  and Wellness Center and           pus and Chi Omega was subse-
                                    quently chosen.                      Students accept plea bargains
  Campus Recreation
                                          “We could all tell that (Chi   on marijuana charges
  Tuesday                           Omega) had done their research
                                    and were fully aware of GW’s             Five students arrested on mari-
  Safe Spring Break Kits            unique Greek life and would be       juana charges last month accepted
  Giveaway                          able to provide the support a        plea bargains at a status hearing
  Come pick up a free spring        new chapter needs at an urban        Friday.
  break kit and other free          campus,” said Olivia Fay, presi-         Sophomores Chuong Nguyen
  giveaways.                        dent of Kappa Kappa Gamma.           and Xavier Van Meerbeek, who
  Noon to 2 p.m.                         The decision to add another     were initially charged with posses-
  Marvin Center Great Hall          chapter to the Greek-letter com-     sion with intent to distribute mari-
  Sponsored by Health Out-          munity came last year when           juana, pled guilty Friday to pos-
  reach Peer Educators              “sororities voted in favor of        session of marijuana. The charges
                                    expansion and invited anoth-                                                                                                                        Joshua Wolf/Hatchet photographer
                                                                         were dismissed for the other three
                                    er chapter to join GW,” said         individuals.                               Hurricane-force winds blew down a large tree located on the northwest corner of 21st and
  Wednesday                         Amanda Gancayco, vice presi-             The students, one of whom is           G streets late Saturday afternoon, halting all traffic and knocking a street lamp into the Uni-
                                    dent of marketing and public         unaffiliated with the University,                y           p             q                              g
                                                                                                                    versity Police Department headquarters. There was no damage to the UPD building.      g
  Fair Growth: Economic Policies
  for Latin America's Poor and      relations for the Panhellenic        were arrested on Feb. 14 after
                                    Association. “We are always          police found 6.3 ounces of mari-
  Middle Income Majority
  A discussion with Augus-          interested in expanding Greek
                                    life and getting more of the stu-
                                                                         juana in a Fulbright Hall room.         GWBRIEF                            operations before they host
                                                                                                                                                    their first professional game at    Corrections
  tor de la Torre, the World                                             Omar Aena, a Rutgers University
                                    dent population involved,” she       student, had allegedly traveled         Univ. offers free tickets to GW    the 41,000-capacity venue on
  Bank’s chief economist for                                                                                                                        March 29.
  Latin America and the Carib-      added.                               to the District to sell them seven      game at Nationals Park
                                         Chi Omega established itself    ounces of marijuana valued at                                                  On March 12, students can       The Hatchet erroneously
  bean as part of the Poverty                                                                                                                       pick up a free ticket at Smith      reported in "School for deaf
  and Inequality in the Global      at GW in 1903 but left campus in     more than $2,000, according to              The University will give
                                    1968 – a slow period for Greek       court documents.                                                           Center ’s box office between 10     keeps pres." (March 6, p. 1)
  Economy                                                                                                        out 200 free student tickets       a.m. and 2 p.m. A valid GWorld
                                    life on college campuses.                A community director who            to see the GW men’s baseball                                           that Gallaudet would keep
  Lecture Series.                                                                                                                                   card is needed per ticket and       its interim president without
  4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.                    “GW was heavily involved        performed a search of the room          team play the inaugural game
                                    in the Civil Rights movement         found a digital scale, Ziploc bags,                                        will be distributed on a first-     a formal search process. The
  Lindes Family Common,                                                                                          in the brand-new Nationals         come, first-serve basis.
                                    and anti-war protests. The envi-     a notebook, a marijuana cigarette       Park.                                                                  president's contract has been
  Room 602, 1957 E Street                                                                                                                               The University will also        extended, and there is no of-
  Sponsored by the Elliott          ronment was not good for fra-        and a box with more bags, police            The Washington Nationals
                                    ternities and sororities,” wrote     reports state.                                                             compile a waitlist, and requests    ficial timeline for a search.
  School and the Institute for                                                                                   provided GW with 1,500 tick-       should be sent to gwcoltix@
  International Economic Policy     Director of Greek Life Dean               Sophomores Sam Yenigun, Eric       ets to the game against Saint
                                    Harwood in an e-mail. “Due           Tilden and Aena were charged with                                          gwu.edu.                            In "Feeling the squeeze"
                                                                                                                 Joseph’s University on March           Even though the game will
                                    to a lack of interest, and other     possession of marijuana, but Judge      22. The remaining tickets will                                         (March 6, p. 1) The Hatchet
  Love in the Club                                                                                                                                  take place over spring break,       erroneously reported that 10
  Find out how date rape can        issues related to GW policy, 10      Bruce Beaudin dismissed their           be allocated to parents of play-
                                    sororities including Chi Omega       charges Friday.                                                            University spokesperson Tracy       new vendors became part of
  affect you. Learn the skills                                                                                   ers, donors and friends of the     Schario said she expects “tre-
                                    and most of the sororities now           Both Nguyen and Van Meerbeek        University.                                                            the GWorld card program this
  needed to protect yourself.                                                                                                                       mendous interest from stu-          year. One-hundred-fifty-three
  Food and games will be            on campus, closed down during        were sentenced to six months of             Tickets will not be sold to
                                    that year.”                          supervised probation, 30 hours of                                          dents, as well as the entire GW     vendors participate in the
  provided.                                                                                                      the general public, as the GW      community.”
                                         Harwood added that, “From       community service and counseling.       game is a test-run for stadium                                         program in total.
  8 p.m. to 9 p.m.                                                                                                                                                      –Molly Curtis
  Potomac House                     that point until the early 1980s,    They will have all charges expunged
  Sponsored by the Health           Greek Life was pretty much           from their criminal record under
  Outreach Peer Educators and       non-existent on campus.”             the Youth Rehabilitation Act, which
  the Center for Alcohol and
  other Drug Education
                                         Representatives for the
                                    Panhellenic Association said
                                    bringing Chi Omega back to
                                                                         clears the records of all defendants
                                                                         under the age of 22.
                                                                                                   –Robert Lee
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Society will intiate new members
                                                            director of development events booked the               of Conduct defines hazing as “any action
Officials linked to Order                                   events, according to Law School Conference              taken or situation created intentionally,
                                                            Coordinator Natalie Fields. Hilleary could not be       with or without consent, whether on or
of the Hippo deny its                                       reached for comment.
                                                                 Senior Chris Brooks, chairman of the College
                                                                                                                    off campus, to produce mental or physi-
                                                                                                                    cal discomfort, embarrassment, harass-
                                                            Republicans, is listed as the sergeant-of-arms of       ment or ridicule.”
upcoming ceremony                                           the Order and the contact person for the dinner.
                                                            He declined involvement with the organization
                                                                                                                        Trachtenberg has repeatedly denied
                                                                                                                    that the Order exists and said he was
                                                            and the upcoming dinner.                                not aware of the upcoming gathering in
               by Andrew Ramonas                                 “If I was involved, I wouldn’t mention any         April.
                Campus News Editor                          involvement,” Brooks said.                                  “I haven’t heard anything about any-
                                                                 He added, “I find it interesting that an anony-    thing,” Trachtenberg said. “I’m just a
     GW’s pseudo-secret society, The Order of               mous source tipped (The Hatchet) off to some-           poor retired pensioner.”
the Hippo, will reconvene for its 12th Annual               thing that may or may not be true.”                         He added, “I never had a comment
Initiation Dinner in April at the Law School,                    In 2007, The Hatchet uncovered a speech            on this when I was president and I don’t
according to documents provided to by The                   by Trachtenberg, a roster and other documents,          have one now.”
Hatchet.                                                    which chronicled the Order’s early years. The
     The black-tie, $75-per-person event will               organization, which was founded in 1997, meets
welcome new members to the organization,                    at least two times a year and participates in ser-
according to an invitation given to The Hatchet.            vice activities.
The Order was founded by former University                       The current membership of the Order and the
President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and includes            group’s initiation rituals are secret. Justin Neidig,
top GW administrators and student leaders.                  who was “closely associated” with the Order,
     “We hope you are able to join us for this              said in 2007 that any initiation is “done in accor-
momentous event!” the invitation read. “Please              dance (with) University guidelines.”
help us celebrate the induction of the Hippo                     In 2005, Student Judicial Services charged
Class of 2008 and continue our traditions with              12 members of the Order for violations in the
old friends and new at our Twelfth Annual                   Student Code of Conduct for participating
Initiation Dinner.”                                         in hazing and underage drinking after sev-
     The dinner will be held at the Michael K.              eral members of the organization were seen
Young Faculty Conference Center in the Law                  on campus with blindfolds on their eyes and
                                                                                                                                                         The invitation to the event.
School at 7 p.m. on April 11. Jennifer Hilleary,            mud or face paint on their bodies. The Code




Oscar winners
film on campus
         by Amy Rhodin                    the coming month. GW recently
         Hatchet Reporter                 granted the crew permission to use
                                          the Hall on Virginia Avenue roof-
     Early Saturday morning, the          top to film a scene at the Watergate,
area outside the World Bank was           the shooting for which will likely
home to production for the film            take place over spring break.
“State of Play,” a political thriller          Despite the morning’s rain and
being filmed in the District, with         foggy weather, several District resi-
Academy Award winners Russell             dents came out to catch a glimpse
Crowe and Helen Mirren. More              of the Hollywood actors in an area
than 30 extras and a large crew           usually dominated by politicians
flooded Pennsylvania Avenue be-            and diplomats.
tween 18th and 19th streets for the            “Any time you can be a part
shoot.                                    of something like this is exciting,”
      “It’s really exciting to be here.   said Julia Runte, a GW alumna
Just to be 500 feet away from Rus-        who came out to see the celebrities
sell Crowe is an experience,”             who were on set. She and a friend
said Jamie Cheng, an actor from           heard about the shoot that morning
Alexandria,Va., who was working           and planned to watch as much of it
as an extra on the film.                   as they could.
     Crowe sat in a light blue 1980’s          “I want to see the Oscar win-
Saab for much of the shoot as the         ners,” Runte said.
scene involved him driving down                The many extras who were
Pennsylvania Avenue. As part of           dressed in long trench coats and
the scene, Crowe’s car stops run-         holding black umbrellas, arrived
ning in the middle of the street.         on set at 6 a.m. Despite the gloomy
About 20 other vehicles, including        weather and long hours, most were
a bus, were driven simultaneously,        thrilled to be part of the project.
on cue, to allow Crowe’s car to                “It’s better than doing some
blend into the scene.                     temp job,” said Matthew Gard-
     The film’s director, Kevin            enees, an extra dressed in an army
MacDonald, sat under a tarp and           uniform. Though his last job was as
watched the shoot through a play-         a background actor in the film “Step
back screen.                              up 2,” Gardenees hopes the high
     The film revolves around a po-        profile “State of Play” could be a
lice detective and a team of inves-       stepping-stone into the industry.
tigative reporters who try to solve            Sandra Ferony, an extra and a
the murder of a congressman’s             Screen Actors Guild member from
mistress.                                 Alexandria, Va., explained that
     “State of Play,” which also stars    there is a lot of downtime (while
Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman and Ra-         filming), but that it could get really
chel McAdams, had filmed Friday            exciting.
on E Street between 18th and 19th              She said, “It’s also great to meet
streets and will continue to shoot in     people. You sometimes see the
various parts of the District during      same actors from set to set.”


  Univ. joins org. to promote sustainability
       Last week the University joined the Association for the
  Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in an effort to
  continue promoting sustainability on its campuses.
       The AASHE will serve as a way to connect campus sustainability
  directors and professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a
  member of the AASHE, the entire GW community will have access
  to online tools and resources supporting and promoting sustainabil-
  ity that include networking, information sharing and professional
  development.
       Joining the AASHE is one of many steps the University has taken
  recently to increase awareness of and create solutions for sustainabil-
  ity on campus. This past fall, University President Knapp created the
  Presidential Task Force on Sustainability to develop recommenda-
  tions to improve the University’s environmental efforts. In June, the
  task force will submit a report outlining measures the University can
  take to make its campuses more environmentally efficient.
                                                     –Natalie Cucchiara
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                                                                                                                                                                                        “
                                                                                                                                                                                                        't heard anything about anything. I'm just a poor retired
                                                                                                                                                                                                 pensioner."
                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on
Lizzie Wozobski – Opinions Editor (ewozobski@gwhatchet.com)                                                                                                                                                         the Order of the Hippo's upcoming meeting.
Niketa Brar – Contributing Editor (nbrar@gwhatchet.com)




 editorial                                                                                           Continuing to shape a legacy
      GW must be                                            Don't forget about Bush's last months in office, or what you can do to shape them
      proactive in                                            Political excitement fills the air  vor three weeks ago. This week,                                              a lifetime once we walk out these                             and he can be pressured to change
      dealing with                                        in Washington today. The general
                                                          elections are still months away
                                                                                                  the people of Darfur are seeing
                                                                                                  firsthand the failure of an under-
                                                                                                                                                                               doors. What do you want to do
                                                                                                                                                                               with them?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             his Iraq policies. Dissatisfaction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             with the war does not need to be
                                                          and yet, people just can-                             manned and under-                                                  It’s time for us to ask the presi-                        solely focused on the candidates.
   alcohol on campus                                      not help themselves from                              funded peacekeeping                                            dent the same question.                                       Lame duck or not, the president
                                                          focusing constantly on the                            force. This week, the                                              His recent trip to the African                            can effect a great deal of change.
        With news of the number of stu-                   next president’s adminis-                             government of China                                            continent proves that Bush is think-                          Bush is clearly focusing on his
   dents being taken to the hospital by                   tration. In fact, all over                            continues to supply                                            ing hard about what his legacy                                legacy, and, as the most politi-
   EMeRG at a record high, GW officials                   the country people can-                               the genocidal govern-                                          will be when he leaves office. The                            cally active school in the nation,
   must examine their treatment of al-                    not stop focusing on                                  ment of Sudan with                                             president’s Africa policy is widely                           we have a responsibility to think
   cohol and alcohol education on this                    November, on next year,                               weapons to commit                                              considered one of his most success-                           about what that legacy will be.
   campus.                                                on the future.                                        the murders.                                                   ful, as he pointed out in countries                               Groups like STAND and the
        Over the 2007-2008 academic year                      Of course the future’s                                I speak about Sudan                                        like Rwanda and Benin throughout                              Student Global AIDS Campaign
   thus far, 218 students have be taken by
   EMeRG to the hospital – and the year
                                                          important. And it is defi-
                                                          nitely exciting. But what
                                                                                                SEAN            because of my work
                                                                                                                with GW STAND: A
                                                                                                                                                                               his trip. But that does not mean
                                                                                                                                                                               he has done enough. He has not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             aren’t taking their eyes off the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             president, but it is important that
   is far from over. Compare that to 201
   students for the 2006-2007 year and
                                                          about this year?
                                                              This week at GW, the
                                                                                             REDDING            Student Anti-Genocide
                                                                                                                Coalition. But my point
                                                                                                                                                                               stopped the genocide that he cor-
                                                                                                                                                                               rectly labeled for the first time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             everyone is aware of the potential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for accomplishment that remains
   168 the year prior. “(EMeRGs) have                     talk is all about Barack         COLUMNIST            is not limited to the                                          four years ago, even though he                                in the next 10 months. I like elec-
   been increasing across campus ... but                  Obama, Hillary Clinton                                genocide in Sudan. All                                         could help fund the peacekeeping                              tions, too. I believe that we need
                             quite frank-                 and John McCain. It was                               over our country, and                                          force on the ground in Darfur and                             to vet the candidates thoroughly
                             ly, we’ve had                about Ohio and Texas, it is now         all over the world, there are issues                                         use diplomatic pressure to apply a                            to ensure that any one of them is
                             more truly                   about Pennsylvania and the next         that will not stand still as the election                                    solution that addresses all regions                           ready to effect real change on Jan.
                             scary      be-               seven weeks. This week in the           season wraps up.                                                             of the country. And members of the                            20, 2009. I believe in knowing what
   The University            havior that                  U.S., primary season continues              As important as the primaries                                            Student Global AIDS Campaign                                  to expect from our next leader in
                             is out in the                full-force.                             are to our country, it is time to                                            might tell you that the President’s                           terms of policy, and I believe in
   should                    open … there                     But this week in Sudan, elec-       realize that this week, George W.                                            Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief                                holding the candidates to commit-
                             are more stu-                tion talk was confined to silenced      Bush is still the president of the                                           (PEPFAR) is offering only marginal                            ments made during the campaign.
   examine taking dents stag-                             complaints about a rigged census        United States. Maybe it’s not the                                            increases in funding that do not                                  But the fact is, we don’t know
                             gering down                  that could result in the marginal-      most scholarly of examples, but                                              correspond with the spread of the                             what the next president will have
   more                      the     street               ization of thousands of Southern        in the sixth season of my favorite                                           devastating pandemic.                                         to do next January. That’s all up
   aggressive                in     public,               Sudanese. This week, the gov-           show, “The West Wing,” Leo says                                                  On Iraq, the focus is on what                             to the man still living in the White
                             which is far                 ernment of Sudan continued its          to the staff in a classic inspirational                                      the presidential candidates will                              House for the next 10 months.
   steps to curb             more scary                   scorched-earth campaign against         moment: “We have the ability to                                              do to end the war if they become                                   –The writer, a sophomore major-
                             than a kid                   innocent civilians of Darfur, which     effect more change in a day in the                                           president. But for Bush, there is no                          ing in history and political science, is
   dangerous                 just sitting                 was revived with terrifying fer-        White House than we will have in                                             if; he is the president of the U.S.,                                           a Hatchet columnist.
                             in his room,”
   drinking.                 said      Tara



   Services.
                             Pereira, di-
                             rector of Stu-
                             dent Judicial                                Getting voters to the polls, and the party
        Since the implementation of
   GW’s relatively new policy of medi-
   cal amnesty, which permits drinkers
                                                                                      How a little creativity can get young adults to the voting booth
   who are underage and ill to receive                         Every modern election cycle has courted the                            increase to a modest 11.6 million, youth voters       alcohol), yet if you look at history, the idea is not
   care without disciplinary ramifica-                    elusive “youth vote” – the 18- to 24-year-olds                              continued to make up a fraction of the overall        too crazy.
   tions, these numbers have been on the                  who have long lain dormant as a potential voting                            electorate – just over 9 percent. The overall turnout     Andrew Jackson, running for President in
   increase. However, as this page has                    bloc. Even in the most promising cycles, the youth                          increased in that election, motivating a few million  1828, had a similar idea. To overcome the dis-
   stated before, the program provides a                  consistently fail to deliver.                                               more youth to get out, but the youth demographic      tance between the wild Western Frontier and
   vital service for the health of the GW                 In their attempts to tap the                                                still held the lowest turnout rate.                   stuffy establishment politics of the East Coast, he
   population.                                            youth vote, strategists often                                                    As we speak, there is a new campaign for this    invited all his western supporters out to the White
        To avoid compromising such a                      conclude that if pop icons                                                  election cycle, creatively titled “Rap The Vote.” Yet House for some fun at his inauguration. Someone
   program, therefore, with doubts of                     tell teens to vote, they will                                               no matter how many music genres MTV cycles            spiked the beverages, and the night quickly turned
   adverse impacts on the drinking hab-                   do it. However with the pas-                                                through, these Hollywood cam-                                              into a wild boozefest where
   its of GW students, the University                     sage of each election cycle,                                                paigns are not going to work. Paying                                       senators and farmers alike
   should examine taking more aggres-                     it becomes increasingly                                                     Hollywood stars to parade around                                           got ridiculously drunk, with
   sive steps to curb dangerous drink-                    apparent that this strategy                                                 with ‘I Voted’ stickers on their chests The 2004 campaign,                 some reports of individuals
   ing. Whether making an alcohol edu-                    is inherently flawed.                                                       clearly does not motivate the youth                                        climbing out of White House
   cation class mandatory for incoming                         In 1990, MTV, the pre-         ANDREW                                  to show up at the polls.                  "Vote or Die," was               windows.
   freshmen or administering a course
   online for all students, the Univer-
                                                          sumed authority on 18- to
                                                          24-year-olds, had an idea
                                                                                               CLARK                                       Political strategists need to start
                                                                                                                                      testing new ideas on how to get
                                                                                                                                                                                even more                             It was undisciplined, yes,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 yet historians argue that it was
   sity must make its stance on drinking
   known early and clearly.
                                                          on how to get their target        COLUMNIST                                 young people to vote, instead of          embarassing.                     a refreshing change of pace
                                                          audience to the polls. They                                                 recycling the same old ones. Lucky                                         that removed the corruption
        Of course the University does                     thought they had it – a                                                     for them, I happen to have one that       Headliner Paris Hilton and incompetence of a system
   already have numerous sources of                       national campaign, promoted by Hollywood celeb-                             just might do the trick.                                                   that people saw as useless,
   information and help available to                      rities and other big-name icons that made it “cool”                              Why don’t campaigns host get-        didn't even register to and installed a new era of rule
   the community, but the issue is using                  to vote. They called it “Rock The Vote” and tapped                          out-the-vote parties with beer and                                         by the people.
   these tools effectively before trouble                 stars like Madonna to promote it.                                           music? An ‘I Voted’ sticker could vote.                                         It worked for Andrew
   begins. Resources from the Center for                       Yet the results were far from glamorous. Not                           be required to enter, or campaigns                                         Jackson in 1828, a year much
   Alcohol and other Drug Education to                    only has the campaign been unable to tick the                               could drive young people collect young voters         more conservative than 2008. So why not try
   house proctors should be called upon                   18- to 24-year old turnout up, but turnout actually                         at the polls, and then drop them off at the party.    something similar? If the candidates pledged to
   long before a meeting must be called                   went down for most of the 1990s and into the new                            Or, even more daring, a kegger could be hosted        hold a kegger at the White House, I can name a
   in Thurston Hall to meet with con-                     century. The 2004 campaign, “Vote Or Die,” was                              at the lavish White House grounds (or as close as     few thousand GW students who would certainly
   cerned students and administrators.                    even more embarrassing. Headliner Paris Hilton                              the Secret Service may allow). It sounds stupid,      “Rock the Vote.”
                                                          didn’t even register to vote, much less cast a bal-                         impractical (and even slightly depressing that                 – The writer, a freshman majoring in political
                                                          lot. While the number of young people voting did                            we have to bribe our young people to vote with                                science, is a Hatchet columnist.


                                                                endorsement                                                                                                               letter to the editor
                                                                                                                                                                                           Democrats not shying away from                          members of Congress. She even
  sa president                                                                                                                                                                             LGBT issues                                             campaigned for Baldwin in 1998,
                                                                                                                                                                                                I have to disagree with                            who was told by party stalwarts
                                                                                                                                                                                           Sophie     Zavaglia’s     assertion                     that she could never win her
                             Vote Vishal in SA Runoff                                                                                                                                      that Barack Obama and Hillary
                                                                                                                                                                                           Clinton are lacking in their public
                                                                                                                                                                                           support for lesbian, gay, bisexual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wisconsin district because she was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a woman and a lesbian (Clinton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   campaigned for her a few days
                                                       Aswani, a senator from the School                           date to Foggy Bottom; D.C. is far from                                  and transgender (LGBT) equality                         before the election, and she won).
                                                  of Engineering and Applied Sciences,                             a battleground state. Additionally, the                                 (Feb. 6, A4). Both candidates, by                       Clearly, Clinton’s commitment
                                                  has a track record of advocating for his                         SA president ought not spend his time                                   reaching out to the community,                          to the LGBT community and
                                                  constituents by working with officials                           promoting self-defense classes the Uni-                                 are by default being held                               her character are exemplified
                                                  in his school on some small-scaled proj-                         versity Police Department already puts                                  accountable by the community.                           by her record, disproving any
                                                  ects. He has reached out to engineering                          on. There are more serious problems                                     If either candidate were to fail                        accusations of insincere political
                                                  students on the issue of graduate teach-                         across the University than UPD’s pub-                                   in their support while in office,                        pandering on her part.
                                                  ing assistants’ difficulty speaking Eng-                         licity woes.                                                            they would risk retaliation in the                           The Democratic candidates
                                                  lish. Aswani was also part of the effort                              The two-term senator is not without                                voting booth.                                           should refrain from making too
                                                  to retool the school’s advising system,                          his positive plans, though. It is unfair                                     Clinton in particular has a                        much of an issue out of LGBT
                                                  pushing for an online component.                                 that underclassmen should be man-                                       proven record of standing up                            equality until they have secured
                                                       Several of his goals as SA president                        dated to eat in J Street when the venue                                 for the LGBT community even                             the White House. Although the
                                                  could be feasibly accomplished next                              is not even open on the weekends, and                                   when it proved to be a potentially                      political winds have dramatically
                                                  year and earn plaudits from this page.                           this inequity should be rectified, as he                                inconvenient political issue. For                       shifted since the polarizing 2004
      Vishal Aswani                               Aswani wants to create an online test                            suggests. Students not identifying as                                   example, Sen. Clinton led the                           elections, the Democrats should
                                                  bank, an easy-to-grasp “Student Bill of                          heterosexual should have a resource                                     fight in the Senate against the                          focus on the issues that affect all
     Neither Kevin Kozlowski nor                                                                                                                                                           discriminatory Federal Marriage                         Americans, gay and straight, as we
Vishal Aswani has any exceedingly                 Rights” and a list of corporate sponsor-                         center, just as those of the multicultural
                                                  ships student organizations can use to                           community do. Unfortunately, many of                                    Amendment while running for                             cannot risk the potential political
noteworthy achievements under his                                                                                                                                                          re-election in 2006 and planning                        backlash. Once Clinton or Obama
belt. But the Student Association senate          fund events. However, other initiatives –                        Kozlowski’s other ideas are often too
                                                  especially those expounded upon on his                           steeped in internal SA affairs.                                         an historic presidential run. The                       inhabit the White House, it would
has not historically been the place to do                                                                                                                                                  Human Rights Campaign, the                              be absolutely necessary of them
that. Evaluating them more heavily on             campaign Web site – are unrealistic. The                              Aswani steers clear of focusing ex-
                                                  SA president cannot likely mandate that                          cessively on the organization he wants                                  nation’s leading LGBT advocacy                          to send a clear message that the
their leadership capabilities, drive to                                                                                                                                                    organization, came to Clinton, not                      era of gay-baiting is over and that
effect change within the University bu-           the University reduced its carbon diox-                          to lead. The average student is likely not
                                                  ide emissions by a fixed percentage, nor                         affected by Senate seats going unfilled.                                Obama, to spearhead the fight.                           the era of LGBT acceptance has
reaucracy and thoughts on how best to                                                                                                                                                      She was also endorsed by both                           begun.
represent the average student’s needs,            can he call for the abolition of a food-                         To the contrary, the average student is
                                                  service provider to operate J Street.                            interested in seeing real, tangible change                              Reps. Tammy Baldwin and Barney                                                 Joe Goldman
this page found only one candidate to                                                                                                                                                      Frank, the only two openly gay                                                    Freshman
lead next year ’s student government.                  Kozlowski also advances several                             continue to stem from the SA presidency
After meeting with and re-evaluating              ideas that should not be top priorities                          next year. With that in mind, Vishal As-
the remaining two candidates, The                 for the student’s chief executive. Pleas                         wani is the most qualified candidate to                                  Have your voice heard here.
Hatchet endorses Vishal Aswani for the            from GW’s student government will not                            effectively represent the student body
SA presidency.                                    unilaterally bring a presidential candi-                         on issues that matter to us.                                                           Send letters to letters@gwhatchet.com


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CVS allows gift card purchases on GWorld
                                               cohol or tobacco with their cards.            the act.
University's policy                                Of the nine CVS stores listed on the          “It makes sense that we should be
                                                                                                                                             Alexander, who joined a Facebook
                                                                                                                                         group last year called “I Can’t Buy a Po-
                                                                                                                                                                                      cards. The Watergate CVS does, how-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ever, allow students to purchase gift
                                               GWorld Web site as retail partners, em-       able to buy what we want with our           tato on GWorld,” said buying gift cards      cards for restaurants, movie theaters,
forbids gift card                              ployees at five of them said they allow
                                               students to purchase some types of gift
                                                                                             money,” sophomore Emily Alexander
                                                                                             said, “but at the same time the whole
                                                                                                                                         was a bigger issue when there was no
                                                                                                                                         supermarket on GWorld. She circum-
                                                                                                                                                                                      retails stores, hotels, spas, bookstores
                                                                                                                                                                                      and electronic stores with prices rang-
                                               cards with GWorld cards. The E Street                                                     vented the system to buy Safeway gift        ing from $25 to $200.
purchases                                      CVS and the CVS on 19th Street and
                                               Pennsylvania Avenue allow purchases
                                                                                                                                         cards she used for groceries.
                                                                                                                                             A Hatchet reporter was able to pur-
                                                                                                                                                                                          Employees at three of the CVS
                                                                                                                                                                                      stores in the West End, those at 21st and
           by Karelia Pallan                   of all gift cards except for “Green Dot,”                                                 chase a $100 Visa gift card at the Wis-      L streets, 20th and K streets, and 2240
           Senior Staff Writer                 cards that act like debit cards and per-          "...the whole point of                  consin Avenue Safeway. When asked            M St. N.W., said they do not allow stu-
                                               mit online shopping and ATM with-                GWorld is to be able to                  about prohibited items, an employee          dents to purchase any kind of gift cards
    Five local CVS stores and the Wa-          drawls.                                                                                   told The Hatchet only alcohol and to-        with GWorld. The CVS on MacArthur
tergate Safeway permit students to buy             The discrepancies in store regula-          eat, not to buy gift cards                bacco products were not available. Al-       Boulevard, by the Mount Vernon cam-
gift cards using GWorld, employees at          tions show that not every employee is                                                     ice Hickman, manager of the Watergate        pus, also does not allow students to
the stores said. But such purchases are        aware of the restrictions, and if employ-       and then be left without                  Safeway, said the transactions could         purchase any type of gift card. An em-
in clear violation of GWorld policy.           ees do not stop students from buying                                                      occur because GWorld acts as a credit        ployee from the CVS store on 17th and
    The merchant contract between              gift cards, the transactions, take place             money for food.”                     card.                                        G streets said students can use GWorld
GWorld retail partners and BbOne, the          without consequence, Haaga said.                                                              Though she said no one had tried         to buy any type of gift card at the store.
company GW contracts to handle off-                She added that the GWorld card                                                        buying a gift card while she was work-           Junior Jonathan Chuck said he just
campus aspects of the GWorld program,          program conducts secret-shopper vis-                 EMILY ALEXANDER                      ing the cash register, she said as long as   wished he could have bought gift cards
stipulates that merchants may not per-         its to evaluate compliance with the                        SOPHOMORE                      a student has money left, the GWorld         everywhere for grocery shopping last
mit cardholders to buy any stored-value        terms of the contract, but that this is the                                               card will go through and the purchase        year, when Safeway did not accept
gift cards, alcohol, tobacco, firearms or       only way the University can determine                                                     can be made.                                 GWorld.
obscene materials, said Nancy Haaga,           whether merchants are following the                                                           A sign at the Watergate CVS alerts           “I would have liked for them to
managing director of campus support            rules. Merchants who violate the terms        point of GWorld is to be able to eat, not   students that they cannot purchase Visa      make an exception last year, but that
services. The GWorld Web site states           risk suspension from the GWorld pro-          to buy gift cards and then be left with-    gift cards, American Express gift cards      problem has been solved,” Chuck said.
only that students cannot purchase al-         gram, but its difficult to catch them in       out money for food.”                        or Green Dot cards with their GWorld         “For now, that’s irrelevant.”



More Blackboard
classes offered
       by Megan Buerger                 lecture delivery and student inter-
       Hatchet Staff Writer             action done via Blackboard.”
                                            Heather Schell, deputy director
      Most GW students use of the University Writing Program,
Blackboard to check grades and Schell said some students are less
maybe even download occasional tech savvy and register for hybrid
files posted by teachers. But with classes without knowing what
the emergence of GW’s “hybrid” they involve.
courses – taught half in the class-         “Some students are really afraid
room, half on Blackboard – stu- of technology and they have to get
dents can now go to class by log- over being afraid of tech to succeed
ging onto Blackboard                                    in these classes,”
in their bedrooms.                                      Schell said. “I had
      In the past two            "...a couple           a class in which a
years, GW has start-                                    couple students
ed to offer hybrid             students were            were afraid of basic
courses in the School                                   word processing. It
of Business and the            afraid of basic          took a while, but
Columbian College            word processing. they really good.”ended up
of Arts and Sciences.                                   being
Elliott School of           It took a while, but             She said these
International Affairs                                   courses also test
administrators said         they ended up be- students’ time
they are considering
offering hybrid cours-
                              ing really good.” managementt iskills.
                                                             “Some mes
es. The University                                      actually being in the
offers nine hybrid
courses total.              HEATHER SCHELL classroom makes it
                                                        easier for students
                             DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF
      Donald Lehman,                                    to stay organized
                             UNIVERSITY WRITING
executive vice presi-                                   and be prepared,”
                                   PROGRAM
dent for academic                                       she said.
affairs, said the use of                                     Hannah Cary,
Blackboard is expand-                                   a junior and former
ing at GW, and that it can only add student of Schell’s, said her hybrid
to the classroom experience.            course was somewhat daunting
      “Are these classes on the at first, but ended up being easy
increase? Yes, on some level,” and convenient. The class, a UW-20
he said. “Are they permeating course called “Pets and Meat”
everything about the classroom? required students to work on seg-
No. I believe one-on-one interac- ments of an Internet radio show on
tion is a very, very important part Blackboard.
of the learning experience. I feel          “Honestly, I was a bit skepti-
that Blackboard is not so much a cal about the hybrid thing at first
replacement, but more of a positive because I didn’t know what type
complement to learning.”                of work we would be doing,” Cary
      Implemented at GW in 2004, said. “But because we did record-
Blackboard has taken off in its four ings for a radio show as part of our
years of use. Blackboard itself is an assignments, it was great; we could
11-year-old program serving more just upload them whenever we
than 2,200 education institutions in wanted to and not have to worry
more than 60 countries.                 about anything.”
      “There are higher levels to           She also took a hybrid poetry
Blackboard than we even know class, and she said she liked the pri-
how to operate yet,” Lehman vacy of Blackboard when students
said. “Blackboard offers streaming had to share their poetry.
video where you can actually see            She said, “It’s somewhat easier
the professors lecturing from your to have someone’s screen name
computer or professors can hold critique your work than a student
virtual office hours via Blackboard. critiquing you to your face.”
It is even possible to have the entire


RANKINGS                                to help improve career services,
                                        pointed to the school’s more im-
                                        pressive recruiter rankings.
            from p. A1                       Business Week’s career-re-
                                        lated rankings have “improved
was out of whack compared to            leaps and bounds from last
last year and the year before.”         years when SoB was ranked 90
    The student survey, which           out of 93 for career services and
asks students what they think           this year is ranked 54 out of 96,”
about several areas of the pro-         he said, referring to the school’s
gram, counts for 30 percent of          recruiter ranking, which count
the school’s overall ranking.           sfor 20 percent of the total score.
Last year, GW was ranked 53                  These rankings were formu-
out of 93 schools. Two years ago,       lated by polling 618 corporate re-
in its first year ranking under-         cruiters about which schools they
graduate business schools, the          think have the best curricula and
magazine ranked GW 41 out of            career services. Thirty-nine per-
61 schools.                             cent of recruiters responded.
    About 170 students, or 44                The magazine reported that
percent of School of Business se-       of the 88 percent of GW seniors
niors, completed the survey. The        seeking full-time employment
national average was 28 percent         in business, 39 percent received
student participation in the sur-       their first job offer by graduation
vey, including schools with low         and 56 percent did not report
response rates. If a school does        having accepted a job offer.
not receive a certain level of re-           Senior Dan Magness, who
sponses, they are not considered        did not fill out the survey be-
for the rankings.                       cause he “did not know about
    Gloecker said, “We have two         it,” said about a quarter of his
professors from a local univer-         friends who searched for jobs
sity to look over the data once it      were offered jobs.
comes in to make sure that there             The number of jobs business
are not huge jumps negatively           students are interviewing for in-
or positively. If there happened        creased by 69 percent between
to be a big jump in the positive        2006 and 2007, and the number
direction, I told Larry Single-         of GWork internship postings
ton that we might remove them           has increased 120 percent, Yancey
from the ranking this year.”            said. The school recently part-
    Teaching quality this year          nered with Lee Hecht Harrison,
got an “A,” a category that was         a global career management firm
given a “C” in 2007. The facili-        to provide specialized career ser-
ties and service grade stayed at        vices. He added that innovations
the same “B” score.                     in career services will have even
    GW was given a “C” for job          more of an effect in a few years.
placement, down from a “B”                     Yancey said, “We have
last year. But Gilbert Yancey,          an aggressive push to change
executive director of the F. Da-        and promote our needs in the
vid Fowler Career Center at the         market place, and to see SoB
School of Business, who was re-         as a source of top talent in the
cruited in February of last year        marketplace."
A6 | Monday, March 10, 2008                                            The GW Hatchet                                                                                                              News



                                               The son of Polish immigrants
                                        Kozlowski wants to "make the world a better place than (he) found it"
                                   by Andrew Ramonas                   country.                                     seven days a week as a cab driver to               “They have taught me things I will
                                    Campus News Editor                      “They didn’t know the language or       help earn money for the family, the           carry on with me the rest of my life.”
                                                                       anyone (else) coming here,” Kozlowski        U-At Large Student Association sena-               The dedication of his parents


                                 J
                                      unior Kevin Kozlowski did        said.                                        tor said.                                     helped him get to GW, he said.
                                      not know English until he             Despite these challenges, they were          “As a kid, he wasn’t around much,”            However, without the help of a
                                      started elementary school.       able to find a close-knit Polish com-        Kozlowski said. “As I’ve gotten older,        high school counselor, he would not
                                         The     Brooklyn,     N.Y.,   munity in Brooklyn that helped them          I’ve come to appreciate it.”                  have found the University. Kozlowski
                                native, who is vying for the           plant their roots in the United States            Despite Kazmierz’s demanding             told his counselor he had an interest in
                                Student Association presidency in      and raise Kevin and his twin sister,         job, he was still able to find time for his   diplomacy and his counselor opened a
                                this week’s runoff election, is the    Olivia, he said.                             family, the junior said.                      book and then put his finger on GW.
                                son of Polish immigrants who left           Kozlowski said he enjoyed playing            “My dad’s very much into cycling,”            “I went home, I went on the Web
                                the eastern European nation while      street ball and roller hockey in a neigh-    Kozlowski said. “On Sundays, we               site and then visited,” he said. “Then, I
                                  it was still in the grips of com-    borhood where his fluency in Polish          would go on massively long bike rides         knew I wanted to go here.”
                                    munism.                            landed him a job at a local deli.            through New York City.”                            Although he is majoring in inter-
                                           “They wanted to have an          “It is an opportunity I was happy            Kozlowski said he is working to          national affairs in the Elliott School of
                                         opportunity,” Kozlowski       to have,” Kozlowski said.                    emulate his father’s values.                  International Affairs, Kozlowski said
                                         said. “What they left              He said he is also grateful for his          “I’m trying to carry on what he is       he is not sure what he wants to do
                                         behind, they were trying to   sister.                                      doing,” he said. “He has worked all of        after he graduates. He said law school
                                         leave behind.”                     “I’m really glad I have a twin sister   these years to invest the money in us.”       and a future career in international
                                            Kozlowski said his par-    because we have gone through a lot of             Urszula, a bookkeeper in New             diplomacy is a possibility, but he has
                                       ents, Kazimierz and Urszula,    things together,” Kozlowski said. “We        York, was another important influence         not made up his mind yet.
                                     lived a tough life in Poland.     had some of the biggest fights growing       on his life, he said.                              “If I’m not still paying off loans, I
                                  His father grew up without           up, but we have had some of the great-            “She is just as dedicated and hum-       want to make a difference,” Kozlowski
                              indoor plumbing and as a young           est times together.”                         ble as my father,” Kozlowski said.            said. “I really do want to make a dif-
photos by Ryder               adult was conscripted to fight in the         Although he had a happy child-               He said he will not soon forget          ference. I really do want to make the
Haske/assistant               Polish army. However, it was not         hood, it came at a price for his father.     the lessons he has learned from his           world a better place than I found it.”
photo editor                  easy for them to move to a different          Kazimierz worked between six to         parents.




                                                                                        The man behind
                                                                                        the mustache
                                                                                              Aswani is a "typical guy"
                                                                                                by Emily Cahn                   my parents daily,”
                                                                                               Hatchet Staff Writer             Aswani said. He
                                                                                                                                added that his



                                                                                            V
                                                                                                       ishal Aswani does        parents were al-
                                                                                                       not mind being           ways supportive
                                                                                                       known for his mus-       of his endeavors,
                                                                                                       tache, his passion       even if he “was
                                                                                        for engineering or his love for         just the techie
                                                                                        sports, but he will not be branded      backstage in a
                                                                                        as an aspiring Washington poli-         school play.”
                                                                                        tician, the Student Association              Aswani
                                                                                        presidential runoff candidate           is a cultur-
                                                                                        said. Instead, Aswani said he is        ally diverse
                                                                                        “just your typical guy.”                student. His
                                                                                             Aswani, who was born in            father is Hindi and
                                                                                        Queens, N.Y. and raised in Day-         was born in Pakistan before
                                                                                        tona, Fla., has an eclectic taste for   it separated from India and
                                                                                        sports and other activities. As-        became a sovereign na-
                                                                                        wani said he is an avid NASCAR          tion. His mother, Kavita
                                                                                        enthusiast as well as a fan of the      Aswani, 54, was born in
                                                                                        New York Mets.                          India but raised in Singa-
                                                                                             “At the Student Bar Associa-       pore.
                                                                                        tion (endorsement hearing), one              “We get the hybrid
                                                                                        of my campaign managers asked           Indian and Oriental food
                                                                                        me why I was in the room longer         and it just tastes amazing,”
                                                                                        than any of the other candidates,”      Aswani said. “If I win (the
                                                                                        Aswani said. “It was probably           election this week), next years’
                                                                                        because midway through some-            transition dinner (for the new             Similarly, Aswani has dealt
                                                                                        one asked me if I was a Mets or a       SA members) will be my mom’s           with many family illnesses rang-
                                                                                        Yankees fan, and we talked for 20       cooking.”                              ing from personal illness to his
                                                                                        minutes about the Mets.”                     Though Aswani has been suc-       mother, a two-time breast cancer
                                                                                             Aswani attributes his love for     cessful at GW in roles including       survivor, and his father, who suf-
                                                                                        sports to his father, Arjan Aswani,     SA senator for the School of En-       fered multiple heart attacks last
                                                                                        a 69-year-old immigrant from In-        gineering and Applied Sciences,        year. Aswani chose to resign from
                                                                                        dia who now has his American            house proctor and WRGW busi-           his position as an SA senator last
                                                                                        citizenship.                            ness manager, he said he has not       year so that he could travel back
                                                                                             “Because my dad is as old as       been a stranger to adversity.          and forth between Daytona and
                                                                                        he is, I would be the kid watch-             As one of five Indians to grad-    D.C. frequently.
                                                                                        ing other kids play catch with          uate from his high school class of         “If there is one thing my
                                                                                        their dads while I sat inside and       580 students, Aswani said many         mom always tells me, it’s to be
                                                                                        watched football on TV with             of his peers did not understand        optimistic with everything,” As-
                                                                                        mine,” said Aswani, a junior.           his culture.                           wani said.
                                                                                        “Because I have been watching                “I had to go out of my way            Being true to his personality
                                                                                        sports for so long with my dad, it      to hang out with people of my          and ideas is very important to
                                                                                        grew on me to love sports.”             same culture,” Aswani said. “If        Aswani, and that is what he says
                                                                                             Family is very important           anything, it made me who I am.         he will bring to the SA if elected
                                                                                        to Aswani, who said the first            I have learned at GW that I don’t      president.
                                                                                        thing he did after he found out         have to explain myself. I don’t            He said, “Thirty-seven per-
                                                                                        he would be moving on to the            have to be like, ‘I’m not eating       cent of people voted for me to
                                                                                        SA runoff election was call his         meat on Monday because that’s          be myself, and that is what I am
                                                                                        mother.                                 what I do, I’m Hindu.’ Instead I       going to do if I am SA president
                                                                                             “Even now as a junior, I call      just don’t eat meat on Mondays.”       – just be Vishal.”



                                                                                                                       For when you can't make it, (Hatchet)
sports
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                                                                                                                                                                                Joanna Shapes – Sports Editor (jshapes@gwhatchet.com)
                                                                                                                                                                                Alex Byers – Contributing Editor (abyers@gwhatchet.com)




                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ben Solomon/senior staff photographer
Junior Rob Diggs battles Massachusetts' Gary Forbes while trying to elevate for a layup during the Minutemen's 67-63 win GW Saturday night. The Colonials finished the season 9-17 and 5-11 in the A-10.



GW misses post-season for first time since 1974
                                                 No. 6 in the nation.                            Maureece Rice. The shooting guard
          by Joanna Shapes                           But, Hobbs said, this year ended up         struggled in that role and because of still     NEWS AND NOTES                              his knee, but he looked to be landing
             Sports Editor                       being the rebuilding year. He called the        unspecified violations of team rules, Rice               by Joanna Shapes                   without pain.
                                                 team young and inexperienced, which is          was kicked off the team last week.                          Sports Editor                        Hobbs said King would be apply-
    And just like that, 34 years of GW           true considering the squad had only one              After also trying players such as junior                                               ing for a medical redshirt but neither he
men’s basketball in the post-season is           senior who had been recruited out of high       Wynton Witherspoon, a forward, and                   GW men’s basketball coach Karl         nor anyone with the program had yet
over.                                            school and only two players who started         freshman Miles Beatty, another shooting         Hobbs said sophomore Travis King,           been notified if King had been granted
    For GW freshmen, the men’s basket-           consistently last year.                         guard, at the point and trudging through a      who missed this entire season after         the extra year.
ball team’s 2007-2008 season may seem                What Hobbs had not anticipated was          streak of seven straight conference losses,     injuring his knee last August, should be         Pops Mensah-Bonsu returns to
disappointing just because the Colonials’        losing point guard Travis King for the          Hobbs finally decided to give walk-on           ready to play again next season. Hobbs      Smith Center
final record, 9-17 and 5-11 in the A-10, was     entire season. King suffered a knee injury      Johnny Lee a chance to run the floor.           said he believes King will be 100 per-           Former standout Pops Mensah-
a poor one.                                      last August and it was determined in                 The second-year player, who is             cent healthy by the beginning of next       Bonsu was in attendance at the game
    But those who have followed the team         November that he would not be able to           5-foot-8 and a crowd favorite, proved to        season and he expects him to resume         against UMass. Mensah-Bonsu is cur-
for years know that this year was even           play. The Colonials did not have a back-up      be the right piece, as the Colonials finally    his role as point guard.                    rently playing with Benetton Treviso,
worse than just a bad record. It is the          point guard on the squad and were forced        won on the road at St. Bonaventure in its            King, who used crutches for a long     outside Venice, in the Italian league.
worst since the infamous 1-27 record dur-        to substitute a number of different players     eleventh try while reeling off four victories   time after having surgery on his right      The forward, who was drafted by the
ing the 1988-1989 season.                        into that role, with most proving futile.       in five games. Lee also had a career-high       knee in November and then walked            Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Draft
    Coach Karl Hobbs, now finished                   “I said we’d be a work in progress          14 points in a 66-56 loss at then-No. 9/11      with a limp after that, was shooting        and jumped between the NBA and the
with his seventh season in Foggy Bottom,         from day one,” Hobbs said after the             (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Xavier.                    around before the Colonials’ 67-63 loss     Developmental League before heading
said after a 67-63 loss to Massachusetts         UMass game. “There was a constant rein-              “Johnny made the most of it,” Hobbs        to Massachusetts Saturday night. He         overseas, said he is enjoying his time in
Saturday evening that he is disappointed         venting ourselves. We had to constantly         said of Lee’s tenure as point guard. “We        appeared to be walking almost com-          Italy but that it has been an adjustment
with how this year played out. He said he        make adjustments. Starting out without          became a different team with him. He            pletely normally and was also jump-
thought last year was for rebuilding after       Travis (was really difficult). It was a point   made some tremendous decisions with             ing, which inevitably put pressure on                 See NOTES, p. B2
the squad from two seasons ago lost four         guard by committee for a while.”
starters from a 27-3 team that was ranked            Hobbs initially turned to senior                        See MENS, p. B2




                                                                                                                                                                                                     For GW,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     loss is
                                                                                                                                                                                                     not the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     end
                                                                                                                                                                                                              by Dan Greene
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Senior Staff Writer

                                                                                                                                                                                                          PHILADELPHIA, March 9 ––
                                                                                                                                                                                                     This weekend’s Atlantic 10 tourna-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ment was supposed to be a chance
                                                                                                                                                                                                     for the seniors of the GW women’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                     basketball team to put a feather in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     their caps, capturing the conference
                    Ben Solomon/senior staff photographer                                                                                                                                            tournament crown that eluded
  Senior Maureece Rice is no longer on the team.                                                                                                                                                     them over their illustrious careers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     After Saturday’s dominant victory
  Coach, players                                                                                                                                                                                     over Rhode Island, the Colonials
                                                                                                                                                                                                     appeared to start off on the right
                                                                                                                                                                                                     foot.
  keep quiet on Rice                                                                                                                                                                                      But instead of continuing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     weekend and ending it in cel-
                 by Joanna Shapes                                                                                                                                                                    ebration, the team seemed to be
                    Sports Editor                                                                                                                                                                    in mourning after Sunday’s 63-59
                                                                                                                                                                                                     loss to Xavier that abruptly cut
       As speculation grows about the sudden                                                                                                                                                         their quest short. A trio of players
  departure of GW men’s basketball star Maureece                                                                                                                                                     traipsed into the makeshift press
  Rice, the team’s coach and players refuse to offer                                                                                                                                                 conference in an auxiliary gym,
  a glimpse into the Philadelphia native’s conflict                                                                                                                                                  slumping behind microphones
  with the squad.                                                                                                                                                                                    with a tangible, defeated uneasi-
       The University announced Thursday that                                                                                                                                                        ness that suggested both shock and
  Rice, a senior, was kicked off the team for “fail-                                                                                                                                                 disappointment.
  ing to adhere to a team rule.” Coach Karl Hobbs                                                                                                                                                         “That was our goal,” senior
  refused to comment beyond the official state-                                                                                                                                                      Kim Beck said of winning the A-10
  ment after the game against Charlotte that night.                                                                                                                                                  tournament. “This was our last
       “Did you read the press release? What did it                                                                                                                                                  chance to do it and we didn’t get it
  say?” Hobbs said when questioned about Rice.                                                                                                                                                       done.”
  When asked about if Rice was still enrolled, he                                                                                                                                                          It wasn’t just the seniors’ ex-
  replied, “Next question.”                                                                                                                                                                          piring window of opportunity that
       Hobbs suspended Rice, a four-year scholar-                                                                                                                                                    triggered the frustration. Juniors
  ship player, two previous times this season, and                                                                                                                                                   Jessica Adair and Antelia Parrish
                                                                                                                                                                                                     looked equally despondent as they
  officials at the time cited a “team rule.” They
  would not offer any further clarification.                                                                                                                Ben Solomon/senior staff photographer
                                                               Senior Whitney Allen tips the ball away from Xavier's Jerri Taylor during GW's 63-59 loss in the A-10 semifinals.                             See SIDEBAR p. B2
       Rice did not respond to messages or knocks
  to his residence hall door as of press time.

                                                               XAVIER
       Teammates Jabari Edwards, Cheyenne                                                                  body’s playing with fouls because         the teams traded baskets for a minute,      senior class – the lack of an A-10 cham-
  Moore, Joseph Katuka and Wynton Witherspoon                                                              they know that now the refs are           until GW senior Kim Beck attempted          pionship. Winning the title this year
  also would not comment on what happened to                                                               watching for each thing,” Phillips        to draw a charge on the baseline but        had been the vocal goal of the team in
  the shooting guard, though Witherspoon said he                             from p. A1                    said. “Even a slight nick of the hand     was whistled for a blocking foul, a         recent days, but after the loss to Xavier,
  figured Rice’s dismissal was because of a compi-                                                         can cause a foul, so that makes it a      call she was visibly displeased with.       team leader Beck had little to say except
  lation of things.                                            one false move could send her to the        whole lot easier to go up over her and    Xavier’s Tudy Reed made a basket on         that GW now must move on and look
       “One thing won’t get you kicked off a team, I           bench for good. It was at this point that   finish strong.”                           the foul and completed the three-point      ahead to the NCAA Tournament.
  don’t think,” Witherspoon said Sunday night                  Xavier took its first lead of the second         GW led 30-24 at the break, but       play to give the Musketeers the lead             The Colonials will learn their seed
                                                               half, on the strength of back-to-back       Xavier captured the lead at the 12-min-   for good.                                   for the 64-team tournament March 17.
                   See RICE p. B2                              Phillips and Harris baskets down low.       ute mark of the second period. The             For the Colonials, the loss confirms   Last season, GW fell in the semifinals of
                                                                   “It’s definitely easier when some-      Colonials then surged to grab the lead    what might be the one real blemish on       the A-10 tournament to Saint Joseph’s
                                                                                                           49-48 with five minutes to play and       the otherwise solid résumé of the GW        and was awarded a No. 5 seed.
B2 | Monday, March 10, 2008                                                               The GW Hatchet                                                                                                               Sports


                                                                                                                         Baseball loses two of
                                                                                                                         three to Oakland
                                                                                                                                       by Anthony Yazaki                     as the Golden Grizzlies once again scored in
                                                                                                                                        Hatchet Reporter                     the first inning en route to the shut out. This
                                                                                                                                                                             time around, GW could not match any runs.
                                                                                                                          ARLINGTON, Va., March 9 — Just one                      The two games were likely disappointing
                                                                                                                     day after a 19-16 win in a marathon game                for the squad, considering it had managed to
                                                                                                                     against Oakland, the GW baseball team could             make it out of Saturday’s slugfest with a win.
                                                                                                                     not keep the momentum going the next day,               Oakland had also been winless coming into
                                                                                                                     dropping a double-header to the Golden Griz-            Sunday’s matchups.
                                                                                                                     zlies, 10-4 and 7-0.                                         “We've been inconsistent all year,” Neary
                                                                                                                          GW found itself behind early in the first           said. “With no pitching and no defense, we
                                                                                                                     game of the double-header, as freshman                  have a long way to go before we can play in
                                                                                                                     pitcher Eric Cantrell gave up five runs in the           the Atlantic 10.”
                                                                                                                     first inning and three more in the second, al-                The GW pitchers struggled to establish
                                                                                                                     lowing Oakland to jump out to an early 8-0              any dominance early in the games. They al-
                                                                                                                     lead. By the end of the second inning, three            lowed a combined 13 runs in the first innings
                                                                                                                     Golden Grizzlies had already collected mul-             of the three-game series, putting pressure on
                                                                                                                     tiple hits.                                             the offense to produce runs early.
                                                                                                                          It was the Colonials (6-5) who were suc-                “This has been happening a lot. It’s hard
                                                                                                                     cessful at bat in the third inning, as junior           to have to play catch-up every game,” head
                                                                                                                     Chris Marsicano singled to bring home two               coach Steve Mrowka said.
                                                                                                                     runs. Senior Charlie Kruer followed up with a                The Colonials have six games left to get
                                                                                                                     two-run homerun to left-center field. But that           ready for the A-10 season, which starts against
                                                                                                                     was the end of GW’s offense.                            Saint Joseph’s on March 21. GW will also face
                                                                                                                          Oakland was not finished, through, as GW            the Hawks on March 22 at Nationals Park in
                                                                                                                     pitcher Tommy Gately, a freshman, loaded the            the first game ever played in the brand-new
                                                                                                                     bases with three players who would eventu-              stadium.
                                                                                   Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor ally come home, one on a throwing error.                     The Colonials next face James Madison in
Sophomore Tom Zebroski catches the ball a little too late as Oakland's Andrew Estes steals second base.                   Things only got worse for the Colonials,           Harrisonburg, Va., on Wednesday.



                                                                                                                                                  SIDEBAR                                 also upset in the semifinals of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          conference tournament in a game
                                                                                                                                                                                          decided in the closing minutes.
                                                                                                                                                              from p. B1                  They were able to rebound a few
                                                                                                                                                                                          weeks later, winning their first
                                                                                                                                                  answers before escaping to ad-          two games in the NCAA tourna-
                                                                                                                                                  dress pressing matters and try to       ment before falling to national
                                                                                                                                                  move on.                                powerhouse North Carolina in the
                                                                                                                                                      When the team returns home          Sweet 16.
                                                                                                                                                  and practice resumes, the atten-             “I think that will help us,”
                                                                                                                                                  tion will shift to the upcoming         McKeown said of the team's ex-
                                                                                                                                                  NCAA tournament, a bigger stage         periences last March. “I’m excited
                                                                                                                                                  on which the Colonials can define        about it.”
                                                                                                                                                  their season and the seniors their           Yet Sunday afternoon, before
                                                                                                                                                  careers. The sting of Sunday’s de-      finding out where they will be
                                                                                                          Ben Solomon/senior staff photographer   feat will wear off, Beck said, and it   heading in two weeks, before refo-
                                                                                                         Former basketball standout Pops          will be back to business.               cusing and before that excitement
                                                                                                         Mensah-Bonsu is currently playing            “It hurts, but we’ve got to         could grow, there was dissatisfac-
                                                                                                         for Benetton Treviso in Italy.           keep moving,” she said. “We still       tion at the business left unfinished
                                                                                                                                                  have other goals.”                      in the City of Brotherly Love.

                                                                                                         NOTES
                                                                                                                                                      Head coach Joe McKeown,                  “Believe me, I wish we were
                                                                                                                                                  though displaying a similar sense       going to come home tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                  of letdown, echoed Beck’s sen-          night with a trophy,” McKeown
                                                                                                                     from p. B1                   timents. He recalled last year’s        said. “But I’m not going to lose a
                                                                                                                                                  similar experience, when GW was         lot of sleep. I’ll lose some.”
                                                                                                         since a different style of basketball
                                                                                                            played           p
                                                                                                         is p y in Eruope. He also said
                                                                                                                       p g
                                                                                                         that he is hoping to be back in the
                                                                                                         American leagues for good by this
                                                                                                         summer.
                                                                                                             Mensah-Bonsu's freshman
                                                                                                                                                  RICE                                     ment for point guard Travis King,
                                                                                                                                                                                           who was forced to miss the entire
                                                                                                                                                                                           season after tearing his ACL in
                                                                                                         y
                                                                                                         year, 2002-2003, the squad was
                                                                                                                                   q                            from p. B1                 August. Rice did not seem to be
                                                                                                         12-17 and 5-11 in the Atlantic 10,                                                happy in his new role, as he is
                                                                                                         winning the same number of con-
                                                                                                                 g                                in his Francis Scott Key residence       a shooting guard by nature and
                                                                                                         ference games as this y
                                                                                                                  g             year’s team.      hall room. “I was a little surprised    spent the past three years focused
                                                                                                             Mensah-Bonsu said he sees a          (he got kicked off) that late in the    on knocking down shots.
                                                                                                         resemblance between the team             season, with two games left.”               Before the season began, Hobbs
                                                                                                             p y
                                                                                                         he played on his freshman year  y             Witherspoon added that he          said Rice was going to have to step
                                                                                                         and this y                     play-
                                                                                                                    year’s team in that p y       did not see Rice often even when        out of his shell in order to lead his
                                                                                                                         q
                                                                                                         ers from his squad had difficulty  y     he was on the team since they           team, something easier said than
                                                                                                                  g
                                                                                                         meshing and it took a while for          live on different floors, but Moore,    done for someone as quiet as Rice.
                                                                                                              y      g
                                                                                                         everything to click on the court.        who lives three rooms down from         Hobbs said he was not entirely
                                                                                                                           y
                                                                                                             “It hurts my heart to see the        Rice, also said he has not seen Rice    sure how Rice would assimilate
                                                                                                         program like this,” he said. “But
                                                                                                         p g                                      recently.                               into that role but that he had faith
                                                                                                         you have to remember that when
                                                                                                         y                                             Rice, who broke Wilt               that Rice would eventually become
                                                                                                         I started, we weren’t that goodg         Chamberlin’s high school scoring        more comfortable as a leader.
                                                                                                                                 y
                                                                                                         either. I think next year they’lly       record in Philadelphia, had always          But Rice never seemed to
                                                                                                                               y
                                                                                                         be a lot better. They’re still rela-     been somewhat of an enigma –            embrace that role. Instead, Rob
                                                                                                              y y      g
                                                                                                         tively young and learning how            perenially quiet and reserved. He       Diggs stepped up to the job as a
                                                                                                         to play together.”                       bounced between several high
                                                                                                             Diggs finishes season as                                                     floor leader, as the team’s top scor-
                                                                                                                                                  schools before Hobbs brought him        er and also the player receiving the
                                                                                                         Colonials’ leading scorer                to GW.
                                                                                                             Junior Rob Diggs had seven
                                                                                                                              gg                                                          most attention off the court.
                                                                                                                                                       Problems appeared to start                  –Dan Greene and Eric Roper
                                                                                                         p          g
                                                                                                         points against the Minutemen
                                                                                                                                                  to rise early in the season, when                    contributed to this report.
                                                                                                         but led the team in scoring forg
                                                                                                         the season, averaging 13.9 points        Hobbs used Rice as a replace-
                                                                                                         in 26 g                     y g
                                                                                                                  games and tallying 75
                                                                                                         more points than the team’s next
                                                                                                         leading scorer, j
                                                                                                                 g           junior Wynton
                                                                                                         Witherspoon. Witherspoon, who
                                                                                                                g
                                                                                                         averaged 11 points a game, and
                                                                                                                        p         g
                                                                                                                                       y
                                                                                                                                                  MENS
                                                                                                         Diggs were the only two mem-
                                                                                                            gg                  y                             from p. B1
                                                                                                         bers of the Colonials to average
                                                                                                         more than 10 points a game.
                                                                                                                         p         g              the basketball. We don’t get 63
                                                                                                             Diggs also led the team in
                                                                                                                 gg                               points (against UMass) without
                                                                                                         rebounds, with 7.7 per game.
                                                                                                                                  p    g          him. He really was fun to coach.
                                                                                                         Senior Maureece Rice, who was            He evolved.”
                                                                                                         released from the team late last             Whether Lee will have the
                                                                                                         week, was first on the team in           opportunity to aid his team next
                                                                                                         assists with 60, followed by       y     season as much as he did dur-
                                                                                                         Witherspoon and sophomore
                                                                                                                   p                p             ing this one is still to be seen,
                                                                                                         Johnny Lee. All three played
                                                                                                                y                     p y         but with King returning to the
                                                                                                              p
                                                                                                         the point guard position during
                                                                                                                     g       p              g     team it is unlikely Lee will start      that he and his coaching squad
                                                                                                         the season after King injured his
                                                                                                                                g j               in the point guard position.            have a lot of decisions to make
                                                                                                         knee. Lee, a walk-on, finished           That is just one of many issues         between now and October.
                                                                                                                                p
                                                                                                         the season as the point guard g          Hobbs and his staff will have               He said, “We have to reeval-
                                                                                                         and started the last eight games         to address before next season           uate everything we’ve done this
                                                                                                         of the season.                           begins. Hobbs said he is aware          year.”
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                                                                                                                      sense” that students and families        MPD, the records would be public.            Frank LoMonte, the executive

   PHENOMENALWOMEN                                                               UPD                                  should have every piece of infor-
                                                                                                                      mation available about a college
                                                                                                                      campus before making a decision
                                                                                                                                                                    When asked if MPD records
                                                                                                                                                               should be public, Stafford said, “I
                                                                                                                                                               didn’t make that decision.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      director of the SPLC, said there is
                                                                                                                                                                                                      little question that UPD acts as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      police force because they can proceed
                                                                                             from p. A1               about enrollment.                             The International Association     against non-University individuals
                                                                                                                           “As a consumer of anything,         of Campus Law Enforcement              inside the boundaries of campus.
                                                                                 records that will show up on your
                                                                                                                      wouldn’t you want to make an             Administrators, an organization              “When a police department is
                                                                                 record.”
                                                                                                                      informed decision?” Kassa said.          Stafford chaired for five years, has   exercising law enforcement pow-
                                                                                     There is no federal or D.C.
                                                                                                                      “You live, work or go to school          no official position on disclosure     ers that are delegated to them by a
                                                                                 law that would preclude the
                                                                                                                      there. You absolutely want to            of police records. In its “open-       governmental agency or entity, then
                                                                                 University from making incident
                                                                                                                      know and be aware of your sur-           ness of operation” statement, the      they are standing in the shoes of the
                                                                                 reports public. Experts argue that
                                                                                                                      roundings.”                              organization said campus law           public agency,” LoMonte said.“Their
                                                                                 they should be open to inspection
                                                                                                                           Stafford said her opinion that      enforcement agencies “must not         records should be open as the city of
                                                                                 so the department’s policies and
                                                                                                                      the records should be private is         be shrouded in secrecy” and there      Washington’s records are.”
                                                                                 procedures are transparent. There
                                                                                                                      two-pronged. During college              should be “public disclosure of                Kassa called GW’s policy
                                                                                 is no downside, said John Kassa,
                                                                                                                      years, she said students are learn-      policy and openness on matters of      “counting bodies on the other side
                                                                                 the director of the watchdog group
                                                                                                                      ing “inside and out of the class-        public interest.”                      of a cliff.”
                                                                                 Security on Campus.
                                                                                                                      room." She also said her depart-              If UPD’s records were public,           “If the crime is so bad that it
                                                                                     Some information is released
                                                                                                                      ment is a private agency despite its     the University community would         needs to be hidden, why would
                                                                                 to the community. Under the
                                                                                                                      commissioning by MPD.                    know that Adam Kokesh, a gradu-        you want to live in that commu-
                                                                                 Clery Act, a federal law passed
                                                                                                                           “I guess I was a student once,”     ate student, was stopped by UPD        nity?” Kassa said. “If it is as safe
                                                                                 in 1990, universities are required
                                                                                                                      Stafford said. “I don’t think that who   and immediately allowed to pro-        as they say they are, what’s the
                                                                                 to provide a crime log, timely
                                                                                                                      was involved in a minor incident on      ceed while he hung the satirical       problem with letting that informa-
                                                                                 warnings of threats and an annual
                                                                                                                      campus is germane to you as anoth-       Muslim posters in October.             tion out? It comes down to good
                                                                                 security report to the community.
                                                                                                                      er student protecting yourself.”              As case law begins to develop     old community policing.”
                                                                                 Stafford’s department goes above
                                                                                                                           But many experts said the           across the country challenging               But Stafford said private police
                                                                                 and beyond what it is required
                                                                                                                      Family Education Rights and              the right for commissioned police      agencies’ records should remain closed.
                                                                                 to give, listing crimes outside of
                                                                                                                      Privacy Act protects what is meant       departments to remain closed, the      And she said she is comfortable with
                                                                                 the geographical jurisdiction man-
                                                                                                                      to be private: student education         Student Press Law Center is at         the way her officers do business.
                                                                                 dated by Congress and providing
                                                                                                                      and judicial records. Some say the       the center of many of the cases.             “I can say with a straight face
                                                                                 more detailed statistics.
                                                                                                                      fact that one is a student does not      The Arlington, Va., based organi-      that I think we are doing it really
                                                                                     Kassa said the Clery Act is
                                                                                                                      translate into the right to privacy.     zation becomes involved in many        well,” Stafford said. “I think we are
                                                                                 a good start but it is “common
                                                                                                                      If an 18-year-old was arrested by        of these disputes.                     as open as we can be.”




                                         Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet photographer
   Sophomore Sho'leh Aixa (center), a member of the dance group
   Atash, performs in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom during
   the Phenomenal Women Awards Thursday evening.


                                         is the result of UPD’s eagerness to
EMERG                                    do so.
                                              “This is completely false,” said
                                         Dolores Stafford, UPD’s chief. “We
            from p. A1                   are doing nothing differently this
                                         year than we have in years past.
percent (of the EMeRGs), and ev-
                                         We haven’t changed anything, and
erybody else’s halos are shining’ …
                                         we haven’t been given any edicts
it’s across the board.”
                                         by anybody to change what we’re
      Fred Siegel, the dean of fresh-
                                         doing. We are doing the same thing
men, and Corrinne Farrel, the com-
                                         that we have done consistently.”
munity director of Thurston, hosted
                                              Although some students said
the town hall meeting called “Are
                                         they feel like UPD is "out to get
the rumors true?” About 100 fresh-
                                         them," Siegel assured students that
men attended the event, which
                                         this was not the case.
featured administrators from SJS,
                                              He said the primary mission of
UPD and the Center for Alcohol
                                         all the campus officials is “keeping
and Drug Education.
                                         the community safe.”
      “(EMeRGs) have been increas-
                                              “You might disagree with
ing across campus ... but quite
                                         some of the procedures, but there’s
frankly, we’ve had more truly scary
                                         no question of what their purpose
behavior that is out in the open …
                                         is, what their motivation is,” Siegel
there are more students staggering
                                         said.
down the street in public, which is
                                              In reference to Thurston resi-
far more scary than a kid just sitting
                                         dents, Siegel added that “there is
in his room,” Pereira said.
                                         some perception that Thurston is
      She cautioned students against
                                         unfairly targeted, and I think that
“adding insult to injury” by trying
                                         that’s just not so. The fact is there
to talk their way out of violations
                                         are more people here, so some ex-
when confronted.
                                         tra resources have to be put here.”
      “Don’t add fuel to the fire,”
                                              The administration may show
Pereira said. “Students think they
                                         concern about the increased num-
can talk their way out of it, but the
                                         ber of students being taken to the
University, like every university,
                                         hospital, but some students do not
has to have standard procedures
                                         seem to view it as an issue meriting
and protocols, and we have to re-
                                         action.
spond to things in certain ways.”
                                              “I don’t think Thurston has a
      The meeting also addressed
                                         problem,” freshman Alexa Grau
common misconceptions about the
                                         said. “It’s just the largest freshman
violations process, like the belief
                                         dorm, and I think that kids come to
that the frequency of intoxicated
                                         college to have fun, and some just
students being sent to the hospital
                                         go overboard.”


                                         said. “But this year I’ve only
SCALPERS                                 seen two or three at games.”
                                             Schneeberger said he saw
                                         scalpers at every home game he
             from p.A1                   went to this season.
                                             “I did not know that there
used to be a lot more scalpers in
                                         were many scalpers out there,”
past years.
                                         said Brad Bower, sports infor-
    “When we had winning sea-
                                         mation director. “To be honest
sons and many people came to
                                         I’m not even sure if our athletic
the games, we used to see many
                                         director is aware of this.”
scalpers out here,” Schneeberger
B4 | Monday, March 10, 2008                                                                      The GW Hatchet                                                                                                          Life

          GW BlindDate:                                                     DaterBios
                                                                           Name: Angela Markovic                What is your ideal first date?         What do you look for in the           What are your own interests?
        An awkward goodbye                                                 Year: Freshman
                                                                           Age: 18
                                                                           Hometown: Yorktown, N.Y.
                                                                                                                Markovic: A cool first date is a
                                                                                                                football game or baseball game
                                                                                                                                                      opposite sex?

                                                                                                                                                      Markovic: I look for intelligence,
                                                                                                                                                                                            Markovic: I’m into dancing and
                                                                                                                                                                                            sports. I’ve been cheerleading
 Two freshmen from so-called different worlds –                                                                 and then dinner.                      for someone to be funny and           since age six and I used to play
 Madison Hall and Thurston Hall – met up at                                Name: Andy Russo                                                           have charisma.                        softball.
                                                                           Year: Freshman                       Russo: My ideal first date would
Miss Saigon in Georgetown on Thursday night.                               Age: 18                              be a dinner where I can get to        Russo: Mostly a good sense of         Russo: I’m interested in listening
                                                                           Hometown: Frederick, Md.             know the person. Then it would        humor. Someone who is down            to and playing music, creative
Andy Russo and Angela Markovic bonded over                                                                      be followed by an activity like a     to earth and easy to talk to.         writing and ultimate frisbee. I
their love of the New York Giants while fending                                                                 concert or movie.                                                           play guitar and ukulele, mostly
                                                                                                                                                                                            self-taught, and I play for the
     off text messages from curious friends.                                                                                                                                                G-Dub Ultimate team.


                                         Andy                                                                                                                   Angela
                                         This was 100 percent my           of course all of our friends were
                                    first blind date and it was a           sending us text messages at                                                         This was my first blind         in Thurston and he lives in
                                    little bit exciting. It was a little   same time, wanting to know                                                      date, which made it kind            Madison, and they are com-
                                    nervewracking, but in a good           how the date was going.                                                         of awkward at first. I did it       pletely different worlds. We
                                    way.                                       I would rate the date a B+.                                                 because I thought it would          chatted about how we liked
                                         At Miss Saigon it took a          We had pretty good chemistry                                                    be a funny thing to do –            our roommates and about
                                    while to get our food, so we got       and walked back to campus                                                       not to find someone to have         our hometowns. I found
                                    to know each other. We talked          along the waterfront, which                                                     a relationship with. After          that we both liked the New
                                    about where we were from, our          was nice. There wasn’t any-                                                     I met Andy the date went            York Giants.
                                    interests and the recent drug          thing particularly bad or good                                                  well and he was really nice.            I’d give the date an A
                                    raids in Thurston. Actually,           about it, but I thought we could                                                It wasn’t awkward after we          because I had a good time.
                                    we also talked about making            have done more afterwards.                                                      started talking.                    I could see us being friends,
                                    up some ridiculous story for           The end of the date was awk-                                                        Over dinner we talked           but probably wouldn’t pur-
                                    The Hatchet to publish, about          ward: it was just, ‘alright, I’m                                                about where we were living          sue a second date.
                                    Angela saving someone at the           going that way, bye,’ so I wish                                                 on campus because I live
                                    restaurant from choking. And           there was more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            by Calder Stembel

     “GW Blind Date” is a regular feature in the Life section modeled after Washington Post Magazine’s Date Lab. If you would like to be set up on a blind date with another GW student, e-mail features@gwhatchet.com



   GWExpat: War in Iraq makes for uncomfortable conversation
                     COPENHAGEN, Denmark                 like Copenhagen in comparison. However, this mark was part of the coalition forces in Iraq. It                    volvement in the war.
    A recent exchange with a cashier at a local          time, the response was somewhat                              served as a rude awakening that even                     This thought process served as a stark con-
fruit stand here made me realize that the rever-         different.                                                   though I was an ocean away from                      trast to the one I had left behind – where it can
berations of the Iraq War are truly felt world-
wide.
                                                              “I am from America, too,” the ca-
                                                         shier said.                                 MARISA           home, I still lived in a land whose
                                                                                                                      citizens were ridden with anger and
                                                                                                                                                                           feel like the deaths of U.S. soldiers are reduced
                                                                                                                                                                           to meaningless tally marks. Though the U.S.
    The cashier, an older Middle Eastern man,
told me that I owed 40 Kroner (which translates
                                                              “Oh, really,” I said, excited to
                                                         meet a fellow American. “Where in
                                                                                                      KABAS           grief over the military involvement
                                                                                                                      in Iraq.
                                                                                                                                                                           death toll far exceeds the Danish one, it made
                                                                                                                                                                           me realize that each and every soldier ’s death
to roughly $8) and then asked me a question in           America are you from?”                       GW EXPAT            Per and Marianne are a Danish                    should be considered a national tragedy of the
Danish. Whether it was the way I bit my lower                 “I’m from Iraq,” he said with a                         couple that my school connected me                   gravest kind.
lip or cocked my eyebrow that gave away my               smirk. “It’s the same thing now, isn’t                       with so that I could experience the                      The imparting of these few experiences is
utter lack of Danish language skills, he pro-            it?”                                               country’s culture in the home setting. While                   not so I can hop onto my metaphorical soapbox
ceeded to ask me in English if I was American.                I stood awkwardly in the store, located on at dinner, the topic of the war came up and as                    and spew arguments about the ills of the war
     This is a question that since arriving in           Østerbrogade, a main avenue that runs through usual, strong feelings were expressed.                              in Iraq. It is simply to serve as a reminder – as
Denmark I have been surprisingly proud to                my neighborhood of Østerbro. I then took it            The two, along with Per ’s brother, told me                it did for me – that this war still rages on. And
answer. It is usually followed up by “where in           upon myself to apologize on behalf of the entire that every time a Danish soldier is killed in Iraq               whether you look at an Iraqi fruit stand owner
America?” I smile and say, “New York, and I              U.S. population and made a quick beeline for it is considered a national tragedy. Ceremonies                      in Scandinavia or a parent holding a folded flag
go to school in Washington, D.C.” Then there             the door.                                          are held in honor of the fallen soldiers and for               representing their lost child, it must be remem-
tends to be a comment about how wonderful                     It was a brief, but loaded encounter.         each one lost, the Danes settle into deep reflec-              bered that life has been permanently changed
New York City is and questions about how I                    Earlier in the week I had learned that Den- tion about the implications of the country’s in-                 around the world.




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                                                                                                                                     Satisfying cravings, a
                                                                                                                                      bike ride at a time
                                                                                                                                            An inside look at the DC Snacks crew
                                                                                                                                                                                    one, the delivery flow remains unpredict-
                                                                                                                                                     by Colleen Psomas              able.
                                                                                                                                                      Hatchet Reporter                  Senior Jake Stoehr, another biker said,
                                                                                                                                                                                    “Sometimes it’s in and out, or we’re slammed
                                                                                                                                        Senior Zak McAdoo put on yet another with a lot of orders and there are no other
                                                                                                                                    layer – a fuzzy pink sweatshirt – before brav- riders here when you come back from a run,
                                                                                                                                    ing the cold. He slung a bulky bag over his so you’ve just got to go out again immedi-
                                                                                                                                    shoulder before taking off on his bike. McA- ately afterwards.”
                                                                                                                                    doo then sped off into the February night as        Sophomore Nick Savio agreed that
                                                                                                                                    he usually does, to satisfy munchies for DC Thursday nights are slow, but Sunday nights
                                                                                                                                    Snacks, the late-night online snack business.   are “crazy.”
                                                                                                                                        McAdoo and the other members of the             Despite this Thursday night slump in
                                                                                                                                    DC Snacks crew deliver                                               late February, enough
                                                                                                                                    orders all across D.C. –                                             orders eventually came
                                                                                                                                    from Georgetown Uni-                                                 in to warrant a delivery.
                                                                                                                                    versity through Dupont,                                              McAdoo hopped on a
                                                                                                                                    Chinatown and Foggy              “We're basically a frat of          bike and set off on the
                                                                                                                                    Bottom, all the way to                                               nearly empty streets for
                                                                                                                                    Georgetown Law – carry-           people who like to ride            Pita Pit, the first stop on
                                                                                                                                    ing bags that average 30                                             this delivery run, to pick
                                                                                                                                    pounds, and balancing it                    bikes.”                  up pitas to deliver.
                                                                                                                                    all gracefully on a bike.                                                “It’s   nice     riding
                                                                                                                                        Most of the delivery                                             around at night with no
                                                                                                                                    bikers are students at               STEVE SPENCER                   cars on the road,” McA-
                                                                                                                                    GW and knew each other               DC SNACKS BIKE RIDER            doo said.
                                                                                                                                    before working at DC                                                     Though the Pita Pit
                                                                                                                                    Snacks.                                                              pickup went quickly and
                                                                                                                                        “Everyone I know who                                             smoothly, the same could
                                                                                                                                    works here pretty much                                               not be said for the Mun-
                                                                                                                                    got the job through their friends,” McAdoo son drop-off. After nearly falling off his bike
                                                                                                                                    said. “It’s always nice, because my group and sending it crashing to the ground as he
                                                                                                                                    of friends here is pretty much my group of stopped outside of Munson, McAdoo said,
                                                                                                                                    friends outside of work.”                       “our bikes are essentially indestructible. We
                                                                                                                                        Senior Steve Spencer compared the ride the simplest of bikes. They’re track or
                                                                                                                                    DC Snacks crew to a social setting, saying, fixed-gear bikes that are easy to maintain and
                                                                                                                                    “We’re basically a frat of people who love take care of.”
                                                                                                                                    to ride bikes.”                                     Recovering from his near-crash, McA-
                                                                                                                                        The delivery bikers wait for orders to doo waited outside of Munson for several
                                                                                                                                    accumulate at the DC Snacks headquarters minutes without any sign of a hungry cus-
                                                                                                                                    – a location that founder Matthew Mandell, tomer.
                                                                                                                                    a GW graduate, prefers to keep a secret.            “No matter how far ahead you call, you
                                                                                                                                    Mandell says not knowing where the snacks still have to wait for them to come down.
                                                                                                                                    reside, adds a certain mystique to the ser- It’s a guessing game,” McAdoo said.
                                                                                                                                    vice that can satisfy your nighttime cravings       As he headed to the next and final stop
                                                                                                                                    with ease. He also wrote in an e-mail that on the run, Thurston Hall, McAdoo ran into
                                                                                                                                    because they don’t cater to walk-in custom- a road obstruction that was being blocked
                                                                                                                                    ers, no one needs to know where they do off by numerous fire trucks and other emer-
                                                                                                                                    their business.                                 gency vehicles.
                                                                                                                                        The snack pantry is, however, alive and         “It’s cool, because when the road’s
                                                                                                                                    well, and filled with stacks of Camels, piles blocked off like this, we can go through
                                                                                                                                    of Doritos and mountains of Vitamin Water. when cars can’t,” he said.
                                                                                                                                    Boxes of M&M’s and condoms help to fill              Winding through the mass of vehicles on his
                                                                                              Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor
                                                                                                                                    the shelves of the tiny storeroom.              bikes on the way to Thurston, McAdoo stopped
                                                                                                                                        The delivery bikers are usually ready to to say hi to numerous students along the way.
     Steve Spencer, a DC Snacks delivery person, spends his nights riding through the District delivering
                                                                                                                                    jump, but on Thursday nights such as this He said, “You always see people you know.”
     snacks to customers.




Runners go the distance... in ribbon dancing
                            Cross-country runners win big at the athletic talent show
         by Dan Kinney and Leah Carliner                    ting funds for the cause.
                 Hatchet Reporters                               Junior Stephanie Covello, a member of the wom-
                                                            en’s soccer team and the student host of the night’s
     As a member of the cross-country team, Keith           event said that the talent show is, “kind of a tradition
Moody is used to performing in front of a crowd, but        that we’ve had in the athletic community.” Only in the
when he stood up on the stage of the Dorothy Betts          past couple of years have the athletes used it as a cata-
Theater wearing a woman’s bathing suits, and hold-          lyst for school spirit, she said.
ing dancing ribbons, he said the experience was totally          Stevenson and Moody, who took home this year’s
different.                                                  first place prize, performed a ribbon dance last year,
     “We’re used to sports and racing. It was kind of       but Stevenson described their performance this year
a different energy,” Moody said about his Thursday          as, “far superior.”
night ribbon dance performance. The act included the-            The dancing couple practiced for two hours the
atrical lighting, Journey’s song “Separate Ways,” and       night before the event and both said they were not sur-
an array of dancing techniques including leaps, jumps       prised by their victory. Stevenson said he was, how-
and even lifts alongside partner Collin Stevenson, a ju-    ever, disappointed with his own wardrobe malfunc-
nior and fellow cross country athlete.                      tion—he forgot to remove his T-shirt before making
     Last week, members of the GW athletic commu-           his debut on stage.
nity showed off their artistic side at the third annual          “People were robbed of seeing me in my cos-
athlete talent show, sponsored by the Student Athlete       tume,” Stevenson said about the bathing suit he was
Advisory Council. The event is meant to strengthen          wearing.
the relationship between the athletes and the student            Moody said his costume – a women’s swimsuit he
body – though most of the attendees were athletes or        borrowed from a member of the swim team that he
friends of athletes.                                        described as 30 pounds lighter – was binding.
     “We would have liked to include the student                 “I thought I was going to break it,” Moody said.
body,” Moody said. “It's (still) kind of a small event.”         Other athletes sang songs, played instruments and
     The talent show was also intended to raise mon-        put on skits. Moody said that the acts improved from                                                                         Josh Wolf/Hatchet photographer
ey for the Special Olympics, but none was collected.        last year’s performances, which were mostly humor- The women's gymnastics team shows off their hidden talent at the third annual athletic talent show, held
Moody and Stevenson said the organizers were more           ous skits.                                                last week at the Dorothy Betts theater.
concerned about getting teams to create acts than get-           He said, “It wasn’t all just goofy things.”



                        GW                                                                                         by Christopher MacDonald                             looking for silence – easy listening music blares through the

              Study                                  Busboys &                                                          Hatchet Reporter

                                                                                                     In the heart of D.C.’s historic U Street corridor lies a pro-
                                                                                                                                                                        speakers throughout the shop and most of the customers are
                                                                                                                                                                        chatty and social. Take along your iPod to keep your focus,
                                                                                                                                                                        or maybe, leave your heavy studying at home when you visit


              Break                                       Poets
                                                                                                 gressive study break – a coffee shop, bookstore and eatery
                                                                                                 known as Busboys and Poets. Located on the corner of 14th
                                                                                                 and V streets, Busboys boasts of its mission to bring togeth-
                                                                                                 er a diverse local crowd to foster social justice and peace.
                                                                                                     The shop’s name comes from a story about Langston
                                                                                                                                                                        Busboys.

                                                                                                                                                                        What the studiers have to say:
                                                                                                                                                                            Terry Lepper, 26, said that he works only a few blocks
                                                                                                                                                                        away from Busboys so the shop is a convenient stop.
                                                                                                 Hughes, who lived in D.C. during the 1920s while working as                “I like to come here after work and read the paper and
                                                                                                 a busboy at a local hotel. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay discovered          maybe catch up on some e-mails,” Lepper said. “Sometimes I
                                                                                                 Hughes as the “Negro busboy poet” when Hughes placed                   grab dinner, but usually I just like to have a cup of coffee and
                                                                                                 some of his pieces on Lindsay’s dinner table.                          relax. The atmosphere puts me at peace.”

                                                                                                 Atmosphere:                                                            Internet:
                                                                                                      The shop has a modern flavor with colorful paintings                   Wi-Fi is free and available throughout the restaurant all
                                                                                                 and sculptures surrounding the customers. Because Busboys              day, though the connection can be unreliable. It can also be
                                                                                                 is meant to ignite social change, it might be hard to get lost         difficult to find an outlet to charge your laptop, so make sure
                                                                                                 in your notes while studying there. The bookstore even has             to ask the hostess for a laptop-friendly table before being
                                                                                                 a running count on the lives lost and money spent in the war           seated.
                                                                                                 in Iraq.
                                                                                                                                                                        Travel:
                                                                                                 How well you’ll study:                                                     Getting there can be tough. Busboys is two blocks from
                                                                                                     There’s plenty of room to stretch your legs and open your          the U Street Metro stop off of the Green line, which means the
                                                                                                 mind by the lounge area, where there are a handful of love-            ride can take up to 30 minutes, depending on the time of day.
                                                                                                 seats. Busboys gets busiest around 6 p.m. so for a secluded            Busboys’ late night hours mean you don’t have to worry about
                                                                                                 study session try hunkering down in the afternoon.                     being kicked out and help to make the long trip worthwhile.
                                                                                                     Lighting shouldn’t be a problem, thanks to the ceiling-high            Busboys and Poets is located at 2021 14th St., N.W. and is
                                                                                                 windows and the chandelier lamps that keep the place bright            open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to midnight, Fridays
                                                           Joe Ginarte/Hatchet photographer      and ripe for a textbook with small font.                               8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays 9 a.m.
 Customers at Busboys & Poets take a seat at the shop's counter.                                     Busboys might not be the destination point for a student           to midnight.

				
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