April 17, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 57

Stories from the April 17, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University unlikely to divest from Israel, Darfur

The University is unlikely to heed the call of two groups of campus activists calling for GW to divest from companies that do business with Sudan and Israel. The push for the University to divest from companies with ties to Israel, led by campus activists for Palestinian rights, is the second major divestment campaign on […]

Ask the Hatchet Geek: Cool computers

Senior Kunal Johar, the Hatchet Geek, is a computer science major and co-founder of www.computerhelpdc.com. Twice a month, he will solve typical computer problems students face. E-mail the Hatchet Geek your computer queries at hatchetgeek@computerhelpdc.com. Heat affects just about all performance aspects of a computer. Without proper care, a processor can reach damaging temperatures of […]

Adam Conner: Con libertad y justicia para todos

Last Monday, I left work early to attend the massive immigration rally on the National Mall. When I want to make my voice heard, I usually prefer other avenues over large demonstrations, but three reasons compelled me to skip class and join 180,000 others in a peaceful rally for the rights of immigrants: I’m an […]

Stephan Miller: The irrational Iranian equation

The sheer number of panel discussions, guest lectures and expert news appearances on Iran’s nuclear program in the past month is indicative of the magnitude of the threat this nation poses to the world. Nearly every speaker presents the threat in a similar manner, underlining the irrational leaders of this Muslim nation. These pundits are […]

Golf gets fourth in Navy Invitational

For the GW golf team, there never seems to be a letdown. In the Navy Invitational, the freshmen were the key in a fourth-place finish. Freshman Lewis Sturdy carded a one-under-par 70 Saturday. His performance tied him for third in a field of 84 golfers at the Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, Md. Sturdy’s […]

Almost an engagement

Last May, junior Cherelle Kantey and her boyfriend, Chris, celebrated their one-year anniversary over a romantic dinner in D.C. The two met at a defunct nightclub called Heaven 12 months earlier, and were well past “I love you’s” as they exchanged gifts across the table. Kantey got Chris a watch and he read aloud two […]

Secret program to hide reclassification from public revealed

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the National Archives and Records Administration has released two “Memorandum of Understanding” documents detailing a program to secretly withdraw and reclassify documents held by the federal government. The memos were themselves reclassified in 2001 and 2002. Government archivists began reclassifying thousands of pages of public documents […]

Hollis makes impression at GW

If first impressions are as important as people say, then Damian Hollis is going fit in just fine on GW’s basketball court. Hollis, a 6-foot-7 forward from Sunrise, Fla., rarely let the smile fade from his face while playing in the prestigious Capital Classic High School All-Star Game at the Smith Center April 13. The […]

Academic ‘freedom fighter’ toes partisan lines

Malcolm A. Kline is not someone who would be easily mistaken for a liberal. If his photograph on a flier announcing his speech at the University of Maryland a few weeks ago says a thousand words, they are all conservative. His expression is imposing, accented by one raised eyebrow, a bow tie and a half-smoked […]