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.

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 […]

Sorority event raises money for blind

The Delta Gamma sorority’s annual Anchor Bowl raised $5,000 this week for Service for Sight, an organization that provides services to blind and visually impaired individuals. Anchor Bowl consists of a week’s worth of fundraising and social events that culminate in a football tournament for fraternities. Upcoming events this week include a Baja Fresh fundraiser […]

Dept. of Ed. holds summit meeting to reform higher education

The U.S. Department of Education convened a March 22 summit on higher education to address the goals of its plan to reform higher education in America. Over 250 business and academic leaders and officials gathered in Washington, D.C., and hammered out a list of 25 “action items” to help the Department achieve some of what […]