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.

Staff Editorial: More education about increased crime

Following a string of highly publicized violent actions on or around campus, a student was allegedly assaulted in an alley near the State Plaza Hotel at 21st and E streets the Friday before spring break. University Police did notify students and staff about the incident through a blast e-mail. The alleged attack, however, raises serious […]

Student Court reinstates senator accused of over-spending

After the Student Association election earlier this month, all of the undergraduate senate seats belonged to students who ran on one slate: the Student Union. Junior Matt Cohen was the lone non-slate member who was elected, but less than a week after the election, the oversight body revoked Cohen’s victory for spending too much money […]

Sam Salkin: Sticking to the plan

After reading The Hatchet Thursday, I learned that my eating options at GW were once again being limited because of those pesky rules of supply and demand. Christian Fundamentalism already closed Chick-fil-A for us on Sundays, and now I have Sodexho to thank for the recently announced Saturday closures. This is the sort of uncertainty […]

A Parisian connection

With Microsoft Windows logos plastered all over it, Lee Huebner’s 90s-era Citroen van doesn’t exactly blend in with the Smart cars that dash through the streets of Paris. But that doesn’t bother the new director of the School of Media and Public Affairs. Soft spoken and pragmatic, Huebner chuckled when he recalled how his son […]

Administration gives SA $25,000 grant for progressive projects

GW officials announced plans last week to provide the Student Association with $25,000 a year for the next two years to fund “socially responsible initiatives.” The SA, which oversees funding for more than 200 student organizations, will receive the extra funds beginning this July. The funding is part of a two-year pilot program to finance […]

Under the covers: “Like a virgin…no, really, actually a virgin”

Nearing the commencement of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. Everybody’s doing […]

CNN to broadcast two live shows from SMPA this week

Jack Morton Auditorium will be home to two live television shows hosted by CNN’s Lou Dobbs Wednesday and Thursday night. The hour-long special editions of “Lou Dobbs tonight” will be nationally aired at 8 p.m. from the Media and Public Affairs Building. The free event is open to students, faculty and staff, and the University […]

New York arrives in Adams Morgan

The people working behind the bar here aren’t mixing drinks and opening tabs – not yet. They’re sawing things, peeling off painters tape and searching for the water shut-off valve in hardhats and tool belts. An electrician is making the final touches to 28 loud speakers and 6-foot-tall subwoofers, and someone is installing a photo […]

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 […]