March 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 47

Stories from the March 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Three young men attack two freshmen, police say

Three 18-year-old men – one reportedly carrying brass knuckles – allegedly attacked two freshmen on campus Monday night, according to police reports. Freshman Lee Gautier said he left his room in Thurston Hall to go to the gym and noticed three black males watching him at about 10:15 p.m. Monday. He said he thought their […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Dining Out for Life Get a bite to eat at 150 D.C. restaurants raising money for citizens with AIDS, cancer and other illnesses. Check out for a list of participating restaurants Sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Women’s Day Come discuss “Women Crossing Borders and Engaging Creativity for Empowerment” and participate in a […]

Academic to analyst to assistant: Gerald Kauvar assists Trachtenberg

Gerald Kauvar has been working with University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg for so long that sometimes he can anticipate what the witty, at times outrageous and always unpredictable president is thinking. “He backs me up,” Trachtenberg said of his special assistant of the last five years and friend of 30 years. “We’ve known each long […]

Disqualified senator-elect to challenge JEC ruling in Court

The general election ended two weeks ago, but one Student Association Senate seat is still being contested. Former Senator-elect Matt Cohen (SoB-U) is filing paperwork with the SA Student Court to appeal the invalidation of his election, he told The Hatchet Tuesday night. After the general election, Cohen was disqualified for surpassing the $500 senatorial […]

Administrators use special funds for students, departments in need

In February, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg offered to loan the daughter of late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke money for tuition to be paid back after she settles a dispute over her father’s estate. While some were startled by this proposal, this is not the only time Trachtenberg has offered to help students using […]

Kappa Alpha Order inducts first new members since 1960

The Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity hosted its induction ceremony for its inaugural class of 29 members Friday. The reception and public induction ceremony took place at the Odd Fellows Lodge, at 24th and G streets. In addition to the new members of the chapter, representatives from the national Kappa Alpha Order office and other GW […]

Sororities host business-wear fashion show

Deciding what to wear to work can be a difficult task, which is why two multicultural sororities had businesswomen walk the runway at a fashion show Monday night. The Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi sorority and the Sigma Psi Zeta sorority sponsored the event, “The Professional Guide to Success: What to Wear?” fashion show, in […]

Staff Editorial: Official’s accounts cause confusion

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg took heat at a recent Faculty Senate meeting for handing out a University-sponsored loan to the daughter of a multi-millionaire former Washington Redskins owner. Ultimately, the discretionary funds under the control of top-level administrators, such as the funds used to provide the aforementioned loan, send a convoluted message to students […]

Carter to have unfiltered Q-and-A session after speech

Audience members at former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s speech Thursday will be the first group able to ask unscreened questions on his tour of colleges. Carter, who has already visited Brandeis and Emory universities, has until now only answered questions that have been through a screening process. Students at the event Thursday will be given […]

Staff Editorial: Assist spring break’s alternative

As some students drink and party on beaches in tropical locations this spring break, others will build up a sweat while building houses in New Orleans or caring for the poor in Central America. Over the past few years, GW has seen the rise of so-called alternative spring breaks, in which would-be vacationers volunteer their […]