April 20, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 58

Stories from the April 20, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Community group may sue to block campus development plans

The Foggy Bottom Association will likely file a lawsuit Friday to stop GW’s 20-year proposed development plan from moving forward in the city approval process. Representatives from the group were backed by the Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia and the Committee of 100 on the Federal City at a news conference. […]

Students pay their own way through GW

Sophomore Melissa Hooper said she chose to attend GW because of its location, its reputation and the Elliott School of International Affairs. With six children, however, Hooper’s parents told her they could not bear the cost of a GW education. Instead of attending the University of Texas – where she said she could have gone […]

Officials to discuss possible EMeRG ambulance

Administrators, the University Police Department and the Office of Risk Management will discuss the possibility of acquiring an ambulance for EMeRG at their regular meeting later this month. But the process of acquiring an ambulance is not easy. EMeRG leaders said that for six years GW’s student-run emergency response unit has been in pursuit of […]

Peeping tom disturbs Mitchell

A female student reported to University Police that she was a victim in a “peeping tom” incident in the Mitchell Hall female community showers last week, and officers are warning students to be on the lookout for the suspect. The student told UPD that while she was taking a shower last Wednesday at around 8:15 […]

Swarthmore students shedding new light on events in Iraq

By exploring Iraq through the eyes of government officials and politicians, U.S. soldiers, insurgents and civilians, student journalists at Swarthmore College are telling the war-torn country’s story – all without leaving their campus. The idea for War News Radio began as an e-mail conversation in December 2004. By the following month, 14 students had filmed […]

WEB EXTRA: Play review – The Gigli Concert

If you had the option to choose whether to continue forth with normal life or to sacrifice everything for “one short sweet hour” to fulfill your most precious dream, what decision would you make? This is by no means a simple question, but I can assure you that I would spend that hour as far […]

Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibit: Simplified complexity

There are some museum exhibitions that are worth seeing because they are interesting, beautiful or popular. There are other museum exhibitions that are worth seeing because they are an experience. The Hirshhorn Museum’s featured show on photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto is one of the latter exhibitions. From start to finish the viewer enters Sugimoto’s world and […]

Spring sunshine has students thinking ‘fit’

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Samantha Spino rolls out of bed at 6 am, puts on a T-shirt and stretch pants, grabs her University of Md. ID and drags herself next door – to the Campus Recreation Center. “I like working out in the morning,” Spino said. “There’s hardly anyone there so there’s no wait for […]

SA Notes

Senate meeting postponed one week The first meeting of next year’s Student Association Senate did not occur Tuesday night as originally planned, due to a longer-than-expected certification process of election winners. In order for election results to be certified, they must be transferred to and approved by the Joint Elections Committee, Student Activities Center, the […]

Greek Briefs

Interfraternity Council to vote on expansion The Interfraternity Council, which oversees the campus’ 13 male Greek-letter organizations, will be voting next week on when it will welcome Kappa Alpha Order. In October the IFC voted to expand by adding two new organizations, Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Order. Sigma Chi has already established a chapter […]