March 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 48

Stories from the March 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Bar Belle: The Reef

The Reef 2446 18th St. N.W. Before a barrage of rain, sleet and snow pushed us back into a wintry mix last week, it was warm enough for Colonials in D.C. for Spring Break to imagine, briefly, that they were really getting bombed in the Bahamas or crunked in Cancun. It was warm enough for […]

Senate unable to vote on fee increase resolution

The Student Association Senate meeting ended unusually early Tuesday night in the Marvin Center with no debate or vote on two Senate bills. The early adjournment occurred because not enough students attended the meeting for any votes to be counted. Sophomore Sen. George Blair’s (ESIA-U) student fee increase bill was sent to the Finance Committee […]

Lambda Chi Alpha hosts annual Watermelon Fest

This week the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is hosting Watermelon Fest, the fraternity’s annual philanthropy event, and is aiming to donate 1,000 pounds of canned goods and at least $300 to the Capital Area Food Bank. According to the chapter’s Web site, Watermelon Fest features Olympic-style competitions between sororities at GW and other D.C. area […]

Vice President Dick Cheney visits GW hospital for 2nd time in a month

The vice president returned to the GW Medical Center late Tuesday morning for the second time this month after experiencing discomfort in his lower left leg. Dick Cheney went to his cardiologist at the Medical Faculty Associates for further treatment of a blood clot in his leg. The vice president visited the outpatient facility at […]

City approves GW’s 20-year campus plan

The D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously voted to approve GW’s 20-year Campus Plan last week, nearly one year after the University first submitted the development proposal. The plan replaces the current agreement between the city and GW on development restrictions and calls for the vertical growth of GW buildings as well as the expansion of Gelman […]

WEB EXTRA: Lamb of God and Machine Head

On March 26, heavy metal bands Gorjia, Machine Head and Trivium will support Virginia’s Lamb of God on the Sacrament Tour. Lamb of God recently released a new album this past summer entitled “Sacrament.” The extreme heaviness yet catchiness of L.O.G.’s newest songs like “Redneck” won the band a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance.” […]

Activists march to Pentagon on Iraq War’s four-year anniversary

Thousands of protesters marched to the Pentagon Saturday afternoon to oppose the Iraq War and mark the fourth anniversary of the country’s invasion, which was Tuesday. The demonstration began at the Lincoln Memorial, crossed the Memorial Bridge and ended at the Pentagon’s north wall. It followed the path of the historic Oct. 21, 1967 Vietnam […]

Six J Street venues to reduce operating hours

Many J Street food venues reduced their hours of operation this week, with several closing at 4 p.m. and not remaining open on weekends. Six Marvin Center food venues are closing earlier and two venues will not be open on weekends as part of new operating hours that began after spring break. WOW Caf? and […]

WEB EXTRA: OK Go: More Than Just the Boys on Treadmills

“OK Go hopes to be the first band to play in space,” said the Chicago/D.C. band’s bassists Tim Nordwind. It’s a goal that may not be completely unrealistic for the highly inspired members of OK Go, a band that has been topping the American and European charts since their 2002 self-titled debut album. After taking […]