April 13, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 56

Stories from the April 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The agony of defeat the focus of ‘The Persians’

You’ve never heard of “The Persians.” They don’t teach it in theater history, at least not at GW. But it is, according to the Shakespeare Theater, the oldest surviving play in Western literature. You might remember the situation from middle school ancient history: Athens, under attack by the vast Persian Empire, is emptied. Athenians take […]

The Bar Belle: Senior Nights

Senior nights All around the District In case you’ve been living in a box, or somehow have avoided Class Council’s e-mails for the last year, you’ve already been to (or at least heard about) the “senior nights” in the D.C. area. Senior nights have their advantages: they expose the GW population to a new set […]

Students participate in immigration protest

GW students joined the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators who rallied on the Mall Monday in opposition to illegal immigration legislation. But several student organizations said they weren’t getting involved as a group because immigration is less of a political issue and more of a personal matter. Amanda Beltran, director of public relations for GW’s […]


Thursday The Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series – a reading by Natasha Trethewey Join the noted poet for a special GW reading. 8 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheatre Sponsored by the GW English Department Creative Writing Program Maida Withers: A Choreographer’s Life Photographic and video exhibit of the creative and performance work of Maida […]

Panel discusses life and legacy of Jackie Robinson

Panelists spoke Tuesday night on the legacy of the late Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson, outlining the travails, accomplishments and influence of the baseball player who has become a cultural icon. The event, which drew about 30 audience members to Gelman Library, featured five experts who discussed the athlete. Robinson became the first black Major League […]

SA Notes

Thorpe could get violations; senators-elect to meet Student Association President-elect Lamar Thorpe is facing two campaign complaints that will be aired by the Joint Elections Committee. The election oversight body found probable cause in two complaints filed against Thorpe, a junior, stemming from the election that took place in March and early April. One regards […]

SA President-elect Thorpe looks forward

The campaigning is over, and now the real work begins. In last week’s runoff election, Student Association President-elect junior Lamar Thorpe beat opponent junior Morgan Corr by 186 votes for the SA’s top spot. On May 5, Thorpe and Executive Vice President-elect Josh Lasky will officially be sworn into their respective offices, but they’ve already […]

Greek Briefs

New sorority develops GW’s newest sorority, Pi Beta Phi, is continuing its development in anticipation of becoming the campus’ ninth sorority next fall. Dean Harwood, GW’s director of Greek life, said the sorority’s progress is going smoothly and that the national organization will be selecting a chapter adviser in D.C. to oversee the organization’s colonization […]

Thurston no safer a year after fire

More than a year after a two-alarm fire severely burned a GW student on Thurston Hall’s ninth floor, administrators said that despite initiatives to improve safety in residence halls, Thurston Hall is still no safer than it was a year ago. At about 5 a.m. on the morning of March 22, 2005, then-freshman Kevin McLaughlin […]


The article “Rained out, but not beaten” (April 10, p. 7) erroneously stated that rapper Talib Kweli dubbed sophomore Mark Prysler “The Great White Mark.” Prysler, not Kweli, conceived the nickname. (Don’t laugh. This is an actual correction.) An April 10 headline stated that the biophysics department is applying for a $2 million grant to […]