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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: Women top Dayton in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI, March 3 — Despite a slow start and sloppy play to begin its first game in six days, the GW women’s basketball team took control late in the first half and the second half to coast to a 61- 45 victory over No. 9-seed Dayton Saturday afternoon at Cintas Center here in Ohio. The […]

Relatives of kidnapped Israeli soldiers reminisce at GW Hillel

Many people may have forgotten about the two Israeli soldiers whose capture last summer made a month of headlines and led to the next chapter in the Arab-Israeli conflict. But Monday night at GW Hillel, the families of the two kidnapped soldiers who catapulted Israel and Lebanon into a month-long deadly conflict spoke about their […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 2/25/07 – The Vern Express Shuttle Bus – 2:53 a.m. – case closed A GW student and a male unaffiliated with the University got into a verbal argument on the Vern Express shuttle bus. The male subject alleged he was cursing at no one in particular. His swearing prompted the verbal argument with […]

BREAKING NEWS: Capp, Kroeger to be next year’s SA president and EVP

Posted Thursday, March 1, 11:48 p.m. Updated Friday, March 2, 12:08 a.m. Sophomore Nicole Capp and sophomore Brand Kroeger will be next year’s Student Association president and executive vice president, the Joint Elections Committee announced Thursday night at about 11:40 p.m. in the Marvin Center. Capp beat junior Marc Abanto by about 54 percent to […]