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.

Student assaulted in alley near hotel

In the early morning of the last day of class before spring break, a GW student was hospitalized because he was allegedly beaten by a group of men in an alley by the State Plaza Hotel. Following this incident on March 9, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said students and staff need to be aware […]

WEB UPDATE: Zoning commissioners unanimously approve Square 54 plan

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 6:12 a.m. Construction on the old hospital site just south of Washington Circle should begin next academic year after the Square 54 commercial project received unanimous approval from the D.C. Zoning Commission Monday night. The go-ahead from the commissioners came after GW agreed to reduce the height of a residential building […]

GW physicians, students aid Ethiopian emergency medical services

When someone in the United States experiences medical distress, the first response of those at the emergency scene is typically to call 911. But this amenity of emergency medical service is not afforded to the people of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where no paramedics or ambulances exist. A group of GW doctors and students hopes to […]

PANGEA on track for liquor license

The Foggy Bottom/West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission unanimously supported granting a liquor license to PANGEA artisan market and caf? Wednesday night at their monthly meeting. The ANC advises D.C. government officials and agencies on community concerns. The elected commissioners’ support allows the shop to operate with a stipulated license as soon as this week as […]


The Hatchet misidentified the title of Carl Foy, a Sodexho unit manager in charge of WOW Caf? and Wingery, in “Venues reduce hours” (March 22, p. 1). In the same article, he was also mistakenly referred to as “she.” In “Capp to push ambitious campaign agenda” (March 22, p. 3), The Hatchet erroneously reported when […]

News Analysis: Small budget, costly ideas?

The leader of next year’s Student Association Senate said he wants to continue a trend of the Senate spending a limited amount of money, but still has plans to pursue potentially costly campaign promises. Executive Vice President-elect Brand Kroeger said he will limit next year’s Senate budget to the $1,000 currently allocated to the body. […]

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 […]