April 9, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 53

Stories from the April 9, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

What’s the deal with… GW’s Wall of Fame?

As students step off the Marvin Center elevators onto the fifth floor to go bowling, chow down on wings or shoot some pool, they are faced with a wall of caricatures. Above these drawings hangs a sign that reads, “Wall of Fame.” But who are these people, and what does a place on the wall […]

Shutting books for shut-eye

Have you ever studied in Gelman? Then you’ve seen the nappers. They can be found everywhere, but often they’re either on the end corner of the fourth floor or in the middle of the sixth floor. On one chair or two, on their side, their head back, curled in a ball and with coats serving […]

New York Giants look at Elliott

Senior Carl Elliott, a former point guard on the basketball team, will work out for the New York Giants this week, he said. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound point guard said he will meet with Giants officials Monday morning in New York to participate in football workouts. He said he expects to run a 40-yard dash and […]

Student pleads guilty to distribution of marijuana

A freshman who was arrested on charges that he received a package containing marijuana via DHL shipping in January pled guilty Thursday to two criminal counts of possession with intent to distribute. The student, Sriram Prakash, originally told The Hatchet that he was being falsely accused. Prakash would not comment on his plea last week […]

Crew takes regatta by storm

The key to rowing, many say, is offsetting the weakness of a crew by maximizing its strengths. The GW crew team’s victory at the 20th Annual George Washington Invitational Regatta on a gusty Potomac River last weekend, came as a sum of all its parts. With 142 total points, the Colonials captured the Gilbert H. […]

Students, locals say they know little about campus plan

Administrators, lawyers and impassioned community activists have spent thousands of hours promoting Square 54 and the 20-year Campus Plan, but many students and local residents are unaware of the details of the proposals. The University has been pushing development proposals on the vacant lot across from GW Hospital since the old hospital was demolished three […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball The women’s softball team split games against Atlantic 10 rival Temple Saturday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Junior Lisa Cohen made her first conference start on the mound as the Colonials took the first game of the doubleheader 6-1. The Owls evened the series with a 6-3 victory over GW in game two. […]

Panel discusses rogue states including Iran, North Korea

Experts mulled U.S. foreign policy toward Iran and North Korea at an all-day conference Thursday at 1957 E Street. About 40 GW students and professors attended the Elliott School-sponsored conference titled, “Deterring ‘Rogue States’: Do the Old Rules Apply?” Robert Litwak, director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discussed […]

Admissions rate expected to be best in GW history

This year’s acceptance rate is expected to be the lowest in University history, officials said last week. Out of the 19,450 applicants, GW has admitted 6,960, a 36 percent acceptance rate. Kathryn Napper, executive director of Undergraduate Admissions, said even if some students are admitted from the waitlist, she expects that the acceptance rate will […]

Student Service Center to occupy Marvin Center’s vacant ground floor space

A student service center will occupy the vacant ground-floor space in the Marvin Center next year, officials told student leaders last week. Administrators met with student leaders Thursday to discuss how several departments located across Foggy Bottom will be moved to the 5,000-square-foot location in the Marvin Center, which has been vacant for nearly one […]