April 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 54

Stories from the April 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Will Dempster: Campus extremism must end

During the spring semester of 2002, the Palestinian Intifada was at its height. Multiple suicide bombings occurred every week in Israeli caf?s and on buses. Israel reoccupied Palestinian population centers, bulldozing houses and launching missiles aimed at top figures in Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The Israeli military had just undertaken its controversial raid into Jenin, […]


Thursday Al Franken Political commentator and author will broadcast his weekday radio show live from GW Free, RSVP by e-mailing uevents@gwu.edu Noon to 3 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Medical School Fair 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by American Medical Students Association Friday Black Family Reunion BBQ Come to this old-fashioned […]

WEB EXTRA: Movie Review: “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown”

There is always that one person in the gang that becomes “the gooey stuff” that holds everyone together. In “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,” that happens to be my favorite character, Sid, a lisping sloth voiced by John Leguizamo. Brought to us by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, the second installment of the […]

Greek Briefs

Anchor Bowl raises money for Service for Sight charity Anchor Bowl, a weeklong fundraising event hosted by the Delta Gamma sorority, raised about $8,775 for Service for Sight. The national charity for glaucoma and eye screenings trains seeing dogs for the blind and supplies glasses to those who cannot afford such services. Members from the […]

Thorpe: a humble tough guy

Lamar Anthony Thorpe was born in a women’s correction facility in Los Angeles. At the ripe age of 2 days old, Thorpe was adopted by people he came to know as his parents, two Mexican immigrants who did not speak English. From being born in a prison to learning English in elementary school, joining the […]

WEB EXTRA: Theatre Review: “The Rainmaker”

Some plays have stuck around because of their quality and continued relevance. And then there is Arena Stage’s The Rainmaker. The Rainmaker is dated in the worst way: it presents a central situation so old fashioned it seems absurd. Here’s the deal: The Currys live on a ranch somewhere in the western United States during […]

Crime Log

Harassment 4/3 – Ivory Tower – case closed A female reported that a male subject posted an inappropriate photograph of her on another male’s Web site. The two individuals were in a previous relationship; the female has asked that the photograph be removed. No further action taken Disorderly Conduct 4/3 – Aston Hall – case […]

WEB EXTRA: 200 left on housing wait list

A few hundred students are still without housing assignments for next year and may not get an answer until the end of the semester, University Campus Housing Director Seth Weinshel said. There are still about 200 students left on the guaranteed and non-guaranteed waitlists combined, Weinshel said in an interview. Students selected housing more than […]