April 10, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 55

Stories from the April 10, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Kevan Duve: Basking in controversy

Polarizing figures may be bad for politics, but they’ve been pretty good to academia – and to GW. Our University has been the proud host to a number of controversial academics in recent weeks. Last Thursday, the academic “royal rumble” of the year took place on campus between conservative author David Horowitz and far-left professor […]

Dropping the F-bomb in Paris

Junior Jeffrey Parker, a history major from Winston-Salem, N.C., is spending the spring semester in Oxford, England, after also spending the fall term there. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from England as one of GW’s many expats. God save the Queen. I run through the subway station, detesting William Willett. […]

Calendar

Tuesday Jackie Robinson panel discussion Discussion addressing the life and career of Jackie Robinson and his effect on society. 7 to 9 p.m. Gelman 207 Sponsored by the GW Jackie Robinson Society Idealist.org nonprofit career fair Job-seekers can distribute resum?s and speak with organizational representatives about current and future employment and internship opportunities. Noon to […]

Navy Crew captures rainy GW Invite

The rain that fell over the Potomac River and the 19th annual GW Invitational Crew Classic did not deter the men’s crew team from rowing to a fourth-place finish Saturday. The Naval Academy took first place, followed by Georgetown and Virginia, the 2005 winner. The Colonials entered all four races at the regatta and qualified […]

Rained out, but not beaten

Despite rain moving the event from its traditional spot on University Yard, this year’s Spring Fling was no disappointment. Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli was the main attraction Saturday, a step up from last year’s disappointing Lloyd Banks and his gun sound effects. Attendance at the Smith Center was 3,200 throughout the day, Program Board Chair […]

WEB EXTRA: Horowitz, Churchill debate politics in the classroom

University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill said teachers should be allowed to interpret and express political views in the classroom, while conservative author David Horowitz said teachers should not at a hot-tempered debate held on campus Thursday night. The debate, sponsored by the conservative organization the Young American’s Foundation and the GW College Republicans, was […]

Owls overpower GW lacrosse in eighth loss

After torching the Temple Owls for four unanswered goals in the opening 5:30, the GW women’s lacrosse team stumbled, losing the game 13-10 on Sunday. In front of about 300 GW and Temple fans at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, attackers Colleen Schmidt, a senior, and Laura Hostetler, a junior, scored three goals apiece, but […]

GW creates new biophysics major

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences unveiled its newest science degree program this year – biophysics. Five students have opted for the biophysics major so far, which studies science at the molecular level and works to understand the structure of individual molecules and their interactions. John Balbach, professor of physics and biophysics, said medical […]

Students buzz heads for charity

A lot of GW students got a haircut this weekend. Buzzing for Change, an event that raises money to send children with cancer to summer camps, held its third annual head-shaving event Sunday in Kogan Plaza where $13,500 was raised and 247 students either got hair cuts or buzzes to raise money – and hair […]

Clinton speaks at memorial in Lisner

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary attended a memorial service Sunday in Lisner Auditorium to pay tribute to the late Eli Segal, an aide to his cabinet and chief executive of the service organization AmeriCorps. GW students, Segal’s family, friends and some of the politicians that Segal worked with, including 1972 Democratic presidential […]