March 1, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 45

Stories from the March 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Stine Bauer Dahlberg: Bring Cinderella to GW

Cinderella had all the reasons for going to University away from home: an evil stepmother, abusive stepsisters and a rather unfair workload at home. If she had gone away to college, however, it wouldn’t have been to GW. Besides her small budget, the reason is pretty simple – the girl needs her ball, and she […]

WEB EXTRA: GW receives NASA grant for laser research

NASA awarded $256,000 to GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to research a laser technique to measure flame qualities. CARS, which stands for Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering, is a laser technique that makes remote measurements in the temperature and gas qualities of flame. NASA is interested in this research for its application to supersonic […]

WEB EXTRA: Metal band Chimaira to perform at 9:30 on Friday

This Friday and Saturday nights, the No Fear Tour will be reeking havoc on D.C.’s 9:30 Club. The lineup features metal bands He Is Legend, Chimaira, Dragonforce and headliners, Killswitch Engage. Chimaira just completed a new album tilted “Resurrection,” which will be released on March 6 and promises to be as intense and harrowing as […]

UPD ends Townhouse Row theft investigation without suspects

The University Police Department ended its investigation into the 21 reported thefts that occurred in Townhouse Row during winter break this week with no answers to what happened. UPD attempted to follow all possible leads regarding the thefts, but could not identify the thieves, according to a statement released Tuesday from UPD Chief Dolores Stafford. […]

Six-hour-long power outage hits the Aston, nearby buildings

For about six hours Monday night, residents of the Aston and other buildings between N and L streets and 21st and 24th streets were in the dark. Pepco, D.C.’s electricity provider, regained power at about 11:15 p.m. after electricity went out at about 5:30 p.m. Pepco Spokesperson Camille Smith said a combination of maintenance and […]

Jimmy Carter to speak on Middle East, controversial book at Lisner

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will speak at Lisner Auditorium next Thursday to discuss Middle Eastern affairs and his controversial book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The 39th president will speak from 1 to 2:15 p.m. as part of the third installment of the Middle East Policy Forum, a series of lectures put on by the […]

Message Madness

Robert Chernak, the senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, has a job that oversees hundreds of University employees that range from athletics to admissions. Chernak answers to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, but at least twice in the last year, he has answered to someone else: anonymous posters on a college basketball […]

WEB EXTRA: Not seeing stars for “Zodiac”

VIRGO: A surprise email or phone call that comes early in the day may be a key to some unexpected good fortune. While you can often be a kind optimist, the planetary energies will help you to express your dissatisfaction with the latest suspense flick “Zodiac.” The film is based on the investigation into a […]

WEB EXTRA: HUD secretary speaks to students about inequality in housing

The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development spoke about economic development, homelessness and racial segregation in housing assignments across the country Tuesday night to a group of about 100 students. The event, sponsored by the College Republicans, marked the first time in at least seven years that a sitting member of the U.S. Cabinet has […]

GW prepares for A-10s

Going undefeated in the conference does not happen often. In fact, in his 18 years as the head coach of the GW women’s basketball team, Joe McKeown has made the Sweet 16 and even the Elite Eight, but has only gone undefeated in the Atlantic 10 twice. That is why McKeown, who was named A-10 […]