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.

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 […]

Brendan Polmer: Happy 21st birthday, you drunken idiot

I’m usually not a belligerent drunk, but Monday night was my 21st birthday, so I’d like to think that I earned it. The fact is, after hearing about some of my escapades from friends who were able to remember the event, I’m astonished that I wasn’t arrested. I’m writing this article in class right now. […]

A delicate Balance: ballet group keeps students on their toes

Oliver Truong plugged his iPod headphones into his ears and faced the mirrored wall. He jumped, flexed his calves, lunged his body toward the ceiling and twirled in the air like a figure skater. After repeating the double tours en l’air three times, he took a swig of water and started the song again. His […]

Paul Kendrick: Crashing at the Capitol

The Oscar-winning film “Crash” illustrated how everyday interactions can escalate into conflict due to misunderstandings and resentment rooted in cultural differences. A black congresswoman hitting a U.S. Capitol police officer who stopped her would have fit in perfectly in the fictional movie, had it not happened in real life. I am speaking, of course, of […]