April 5, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 52

Stories from the April 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Senate rejects fee increase

Students will not be paying up to $15 more to the Student Association after the Senate voted down the proposed student fee increase Tuesday night in Marvin Center. The failed bill, which was three votes short of passing, would require incoming undergraduate students to pay $2 per credit hour, doubling the amount students now pay […]

iHousing still annoys some students

More than a week after housing assignments were announced, some students are still dissatisfied with the results of a new preference-based housing selection system. Complaints from students have ranged from not being placed in their requested room assignments to a lack of transparency in the new system. In the past week, the wait list has […]

Sorority honors black student leaders

The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority hosted the 11th annual Black Male Appreciation Dinner earlier this week at Marvin Center with about 90 students and administrators. The dinner, which is part of the community-service based AKA Month, honored Student Association President Lamar Thorpe, GW NAACP president James Walker and alumnus Antwayne Ford. “The chapter chose these […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Asian Women: The History, the Present and the Future Join this discussion as part of Pan-Asian Heritage Month. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Duqu?s Hall Sponsored by Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc, GLOW and MSSC Friday Film Event: In America Catch this film following the lives of an Irish family trying to make it in […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 4/2/07 – Mitchell Hall – 12:45 a.m. – case closed A student reported that he was outside Mitchell Hall when an unknown individual threw an object out a nearby window. He said he looked up and saw a male poking his head out of the window. The student went to the room to […]

SPJ names The Hatchet best non-daily newspaper in region

For the fourth year in a row, the Society of Professional Journalists named The Hatchet the best all-around non-daily newspaper in the mid-Atlantic region. At the organization’s annual award conference Saturday in Richmond, Va., Hatchet staffers also won 17 additional Mark of Excellence awards, including 10 first places. The Hatchet is part of SPJ’s Region […]

GW denied records in Bhangra murder investigation

Attorneys discussed the University’s request to review police records Friday during the second hearing of a wrongful death suit filed against GW and a student organization. The father of a man who was fatally stabbed five times outside a Bhangra Blowout after-party two years ago filed the suit against the University and the South Asian […]

Jamming through thick and thin

Widespread Panic, the preeminent Southern blues-driven rock and roll band in America, is coming to D.C. this weekend. Tickets sold out within hours of the concert’s announcement weeks ago, but they’re available on eBay for $100 a pop if you’re lucky. Founded in 1986 by four students out of the University of Georgia and joined […]

The Bar Belle: Third Edition

IMDB describes the plot of the 1985 film “St. Elmo’s Fire”: “A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they’re all self-centered and obnoxious.” It’s no surprise, then, that the film was set in Georgetown. Some of the scenes, in fact, were filmed at Wisconsin Avenue bar […]

Shedding light on a dark issue

Love him or hate him, Pete Wentz really doesn’t give a damn. Better known than his platinum-selling band Fall Out Boy, Wentz’s face (and other body parts…) have been plastered all over the media since the band shot to the top of the Billboard Charts with “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” bringing their emo-pop sound to […]