April 25, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 60

Stories from the April 25, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The spiritual generation

“Today’s college campuses are hotbeds of religiosity and prayer,” according to a 2005 study conducted at the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California. The survey, which included 112,232 current freshmen attending 236 colleges and universities, found that 85 percent of the participants responded with an interest in spirituality and that eight students […]

A leap of faith

Behind a desk littered with papers in English and Arabic, Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr leans back in his chair and touches the tips of his fingers together. He is pondering a question often asked to men of his prominence: What is your greatest accomplishment? Professor Nasr’s mind may be flickering through some of his life’s […]

Rosenblat powers offense

Senior Brad Rosenblat is making the most of his last year at GW. He led the baseball team’s offensive machine, which scored 10 runs on 14 hits Sunday to take the rubber game of a three-game set with Duquesne. The Colonials, who split Saturday’s doubleheader, have won three consecutive Atlantic 10 series and 12 of […]

Spirituality 101

Senior Rebecca Lankin vividly recalls her strategy for surviving the deluge of college mail that flooded her Philadelphia home four years ago. “I had this book that Hillel puts out each year and every time I got information from a school, I would look them up. If they didn’t have a big enough Jewish community […]


Monday Sex Talk: Issues involving race, gender, sexuality and religion 7 to 9 p.m. Multicultural Student Services Center, 2127 G St. Sponsored by R.E.A.L. Conversations Tuesday Latin Happy Hour Fundraiser Refreshments and tango lessons to support Campo Amigo, a summer program that teaches children in Ecuador about diabetes management. 6 to 9 p.m. Agua Ardiente, […]

Cultivating cooperation

Despite any theological disagreements that GW’s religious communities may harbor, they all agree on one thing: they should get together more often. The various religious communities do not interact with one another as much as they would like for many reasons. Therese Bermpohl, director of Newman Catholic Student Center, said she thinks the religious groups […]

GW Briefs

Bush picks alumnus for top military post President Bush picked a GW alumnus last week to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer. Peter Pace, who received a master’s degree in business administration from GW, would also be the first Marine to serve as the president’s top […]

Mixing romance and religion

In college, dating in its many forms is a thriving practice. What draws one person to another and places them in an intimate relationship could be attributed to an infinite number of factors. Take GW seniors Danielle Brody and Pat Dean. Their compatibility, to many, seems obvious. Both study psychology, are active in the Greek-letter […]

Letters to the Editor

Institutional progress Catholics have good reason to hope. While many Catholics, including Pope Benedict XVI, do not condone homosexual activity, there are signs of changing traditions and evolving viewpoints within the Church. As a Notre Dame graduate, I have witnessed firsthand how institutional change within the Church is possible, even in the midst of controversy. […]

Lacrosse aims to be top seed in A-10 tourney

The GW women’s lacrosse team used a 14-8 victory over Massachusetts Sunday to qualify for its first Atlantic 10 tournament in program history. The Colonials, who are 5-1 in A-10 play, are one of the top four teams in the regular-season standings. “I am extremely proud,” head coach Chrissy Lombard said. “We did what we […]