April 3, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 53

Stories from the April 3, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former SA president will likely decline Senate seat

Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in. With two write-in votes, former Student Association President Omar Woodard won a seat in the SA Senate last week. But don’t expect him to take office. Woodard, a first-year graduate student in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and presidential administrative fellow, […]

Hatchet named region’s best non-daily college paper

For the third year in a row, The Hatchet won the Society of Professional Journalists’ award for regional best non-daily college newspaper at the organization’s awards conference Saturday. The Hatchet and its staffers won a total of 13 Mark of Excellence awards, including seven first-place awards, in the mid-Atlantic region that includes college publications in […]

Spring break debauchery a debatable pastime

Most colleges give their students a week off from classes in the spring to forget about the stress of schoolwork and blow off some steam after midterms. As many students packed their bags in March to spend Spring Break 2006 at exotic vacation destinations, some were also planning to leave their inhibitions back at school, […]

UPD earns elite certification

GW’s University Police Department joined an elite group of less than 1 percent of campus police departments late last month after it received national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. CALEA is a voluntary accreditation agency that assesses law enforcement agencies across the country at all levels. CALEA Program Manager Steve […]

EMeRG event discusses Homeland security

For 10 years the GW Emergency Medical Response Group has been giving students medical care free of direct charge. Last week the student organization sponsored two events in celebration of its 10-year anniversary and to raise its campus profile. On Friday in 1957 E St., an EMeRG-sponsored event discussed the effectiveness of the Department of […]

Student environmentalists urge car-makers to cut pollution

For most students, Apr. 1 is a day of jokes. But for some environmental activists, it was a chance to raise some important questions. This year, energy conservation advocates have dubbed the date Fossil Fools Day, and they say the joke is on American consumers and corporations at the expense of natural resources. In more […]

Staff Editorial: Vote for Thorpe

The Student Association run-off election presents students with a clear choice between two polar opposite candidates. Morgan Corr represents the so-called SA insider camp while Lamar Thorpe brings some SA experience with a fresh outlook and enthusiasm for student government. It is a choice between a new direction and more of the same. Given the […]

Controversial feminist Paglia addresses honors students

The perceived weakness and disintegration of the American humanities education was the topic of discussion at the biannual honors symposium held Friday night. Camille Paglia – a noted author, university professor of 30 years and controversial orator – spoke to an audience of approximately 90 students, teachers and guests Friday about her concerns with what […]

Staff Editorial: Lasky for EVP

The two candidates left in the executive vice presidential race are competent and committed. Josh Lasky’s experience navigating the University bureaucracy and his grasp of how to pragmatically address student issues, however, separates him substantially from Angela Chang. Lasky was a front-runner for The Hatchet’s initial EVP endorsement. He has all of the characteristics necessary […]

Admissions office says SAT mistakes won’t have major effects

About 150 GW undergraduate applications were affected by the grading problems that plagued nearly 5,000 SAT test-takers this year, but the mistake will have little or no effect on the admissions process, University officials said. Kathryn Napper, director of Undergraduate Admissions at GW, said she received the names of affected students shortly after the College […]