March 26, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 49

Stories from the March 26, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gay at GW: a culture of acceptance

The sight of two boys kissing at GW isn’t a rare scene. GW has a large gay population, leading one to believe that gay students have an easier time fitting in and being accepted than in environments where they are a small minority. While most students would probably describe the overall atmosphere on campus as […]

WEB EXTRA: “A little help from his (four-legged) friend”

Freshman Corbb O’Connor has some clear vision within three feet of eyes. But beyond that, he says, his world seems “as if I’m looking through wax paper.” Blind since birth, O’Connor has a genetic condition called Leber’s congenital retinal amaurosis that affects his retinas. O’Connor, a student in the Elliott School, says he can see […]

GWireless available in 16 dorms’ common areas

Students now have more ways to connect to the Internet after the University added wireless capabilities to more than a dozen new campus locations. The University announced Friday that 16 residence-hall common areas now have GWireless service. “We’ve wanted to expand wireless, but we just don’t know a time frame of how quickly it would […]

GW Expat: Bartering in Bedouin markets

Junior Sam Buchbinder, a double major in political communications and Judaic studies, is spending the spring semester studying at Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel. A few times this semester he, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share his experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet’s “GW expats.” […]

Rebounds, pace end Colonials’ season

DALLAS, March 25 — While one Washington-area team upset the University of North Carolina Sunday to advance in the NCAA tournament, another fell short. As Georgetown reached the Final Four on the men’s side, the Tar Heels moved into the Elite Eight on the women’s end with a 70-56 win over GW in front of […]

Former trustees chairman, AT&T CEO discusses leadership

John Zeglis knows a thing or two about leadership. Along with five years as GW’s chairman of the Board of Trustees, the former Harvard Law Review senior editor was also President of AT&T and chairman and CEO of AT&T Wireless. One Wednesday, Zeglis outlined 10 important lessons about being a leader in the School of […]

Week of March 26th Slideshow

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J Street hosts gospel event featuring local, national artists

Christian outreach student organization Word Up! celebrated its eighth annual Gospel Explosion in Columbian Square Saturday evening with thumping beats and powerful gospel-music melodies. The event featured both local and national artists, including D.C. rapper Brandon “Reaps,” Christian rock band Warrior Poetes and local rhythm-and-blues singer Nu G. Between sets, audience members participated in worship […]

Jake Sherman: Bigger isn’t better in Texas

DALLAS It held true – everything is bigger in Texas. On Sunday night, it was the number of turnovers for GW, the difference in rebounds between the Colonials and the University of North Carolina and the unmistakable gap in know-how. It was bigger than ever during a 70-56 loss to UNC in the Round of […]

Letters to the Editor

Rational requests hardly constitute begging Gabriel Okolski’s charge that the College Democrats have “begged” for additional funding from the Student Association (“Beggars can’t be choosers,” Mar. 22, p. 4) is an unfair attack on our organization. Perhaps the writer is unaware of the substantial fundraising our group has done this year, raising hundreds of dollars […]