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.

Al Gore visits Law School during spring break, event closed to media

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore spoke March 21 at the Law School’s “The Future of Environmental Protection” conference – an event that was not open to the public or media. Gore’s speech was part of the 17th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference. Other recent Law School guests including Attorney General Alberto […]

Finance club holds forum on private equity investment

The Finance and Investment Club sponsored a panel discussion featuring high-profile investment officers from local firms to educate students about the benefits and detriments of private equity investment. About 75 people attended the event, “Private Equity: New Kings of Capitalism or Barbarians at the Gate,” Friday evening in Duqu?s Hall. The event is part of […]

Stine Bauer Dahlberg: Gelman’ s textbook makeover

I have a love/hate relationship with one of my first acquaintances since arriving at GW from Britain. I see this acquaintance a couple of times a week, but as with all of my former boyfriends, there are faults that occasionally make me never want us to meet again. No, I am not talking about some […]

Student group hosts nationally famous, infamous Bhangra Blowout

Nearly 4,000 people attended the South Asian Society’s 14th annual Bhangra Blowout student dance competition at DAR Constitution Hall Saturday night. Ten different Bhangra dance teams from colleges and universities as far as California competed for the $4,000 cash prize for best dance group. The competition’s dancing style, Bhangra, is a type of folk music […]

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 […]