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.

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 […]

Gates foundation donates millions to help D.C. students

Many D.C. high school students smiled last Thursday with the announcement of a $122 million grant that will help students from low-income families attend college. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the grant will support the city’s effort to double the number of high school and college graduates by 2010. One of the […]

Students lobby for voting rights; legislation stalls again in Congress

A bill to give D.C. a voting representative in Congress has stalled for a second time in six months amid debate over its constitutionality. The District has one non-voting representative in the House of Representatives, a position Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) holds. The District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 – sponsored […]