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.

Kaplan rates best sites to take LSAT’s

The quality of LSAT testing sites varies greatly and can impact students’ performance on the test, according to student feedback Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions collected and released last month. “Students should know that while the overall quality of their preparation for the LSAT is the paramount factor in determining their success on the exam, […]

Pelham construction set to begin 2010

Corrections appended. University officials finalized plans last week to expand the Mount Vernon Campus by renovating Pelham Hall and potentially building a full cafeteria. The reconstruction, which is projected to begin in fall 2010, will require a complete demolition of the existing residence hall – to be replaced by a larger building that will house […]

Thank you: eye to eye

Junior Stephanie Robichaux, a double major in journalism and anthropology, is spending the spring semester studying with the Semester at Sea program. A few times this semester she, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share her experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet’s “GW expats.” Earlier in the voyage, […]

Take your dad to college

Traditionally when students leave home for college they get their first taste of freedom. Most see it as a time to escape from the life of mom and dad telling you what to eat or when to do your homework. But what if your dad went to college with you? Would it be an escape […]

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 […]