March 29, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 50

Stories from the March 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New iHousing selection draws mixed student reaction

Most students received one of their top-three housing picks for next year, according University statistics. During the inaugural run of the computerized program iHousing, 82 percent of applicants received one of their top-three housing choices, with 71 percent receiving their first choice, said Seth Weinshel, assignments director of GW Housing Programs. “We are very happy […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Campus Plan Following months of deliberation, D.C. Board of Zoning’s acceptance of the 20-year Campus Plan is a major step toward centralizing GW. Foggy Bottom residents should realize that this is a positive proposal for all members of the community. SA platforms Student Association President-elect Nicole Capp and Vice-President-elect Brand Kroeger have proposed ambitious agendas […]

GW mulls green group

GW is absent from a list of more than 100 colleges and universities that agreed to work toward eliminating carbon emissions and promote a more environmentally friendly campus. The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, a group dedicated to tackling global warming through eliminating carbon emissions on college campuses, invited GW to join the […]

Andrew Siddons: Hands off Alumni House

There’s a not-so-great rumor around campus that you might have read about on this page. In her March 1 column, “Beating the ‘buff and blue’ blues,” (p. 4) Hatchet Contributing Opinions Editor Diana Kugel mentioned the possibility that President-elect Steven Knapp might be moving into Alumni House. Kugel likes the sound of this, arguing that […]

Israeli and Palestinian youths stress moderation

With the conflict in the Middle East raging, Palestinians and Israelis spoke at the Law School Monday about a peaceful and moderate resolution of the region’s problems. The speakers, who are part of a mediation-based group called OneVoice, spoke about the thousands of people in Israel and the Palestinian territories who want to solve the […]

Kristen Brown: The route to injustice

The District of Columbia: the name alone evokes images of neoclassical buildings, wide avenues and the National Mall. As a four-year resident of this great city, I cannot help but feel an immense sense of pride when strolling around the Lincoln Memorial late at night or while standing amidst a pink snowfall in early April. […]

Producing an Oscar: GW alum helps ‘The Departed” win big

Alumnus Roy Lee’s recent work won him and his colleagues some distinctive awards: four Academy Awards, in fact. It’s not every day that people get to work with Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Oscar-winning best director Martin Scorsese. But for Lee, it’s all just part of the job. The 1991 graduate worked as […]

WEB UPDATE: CNN cancels broadcast of Dobbs special at GW

Posted Thursday, March 29, 7:57 p.m. CNN relocated the “Lou Dobbs Tonight” special that was scheduled for Jack Morton Auditorium to the network’s Washington bureau. “This was an editorial decision … It is the nature of TV news to make changes on the dime,” GW Media Relations Director Tracy Schario said. CNN aired a special […]

Thorpe to set guidelines for $25,000 grant

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe said Tuesday night that he will establish guidelines for using the $25,000 University grant the group received last week before he leaves office April 30. University officials announced last week a two-year pilot program to fund “socially responsible initiatives.” Thorpe, a senior, said officials wanted to show support for the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Non-Profit Career Fair Interested in working for a non-profit? Stop by this career fair organized by Idealist.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marvin Center 3rd Floor Sponsored by the Career Center Spring Film Series: Children of Men Catch a free showing of this blockbuster. Valid GWorld required. 10 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Sponsored by […]