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.

Sorority honored for donating books

The Pi Beta Phi sorority recently received national recognition for raising the most money for non-profit organization First Book out of 131 active Pi Phi chapters across the country. The chapter donated more than 2,000 books and raised more than $3,475 through a six-week online book drive that ended March 2, the National Fraternity Day […]

WEB UPDATE: MPD responds to suspicious package in Marvin Center

Posted Monday, April 9, 6:50 p.m. The Marvin Center’s fifth floor was evacuated for about an hour Monday afternoon when the Metropolitan Police Department’s bomb squad responded to a suspicious package. At about 4:45 p.m., MPD arrived at the building and arrested a man about an hour later for unlawful entry, said Matt Lindsay, assistant […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Travel the World with GW-UNICEF Make your way around the world in one evening with food, culture and fashion. 7 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom $10 Sponsored by GW UNICEF Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Join in this discussion with Dr. Joanna Spear, Director of the Security Policy Studies Program. 7:30 to 9 […]


The Hatchet mistakenly reported in “SPJ names The Hatchet best non-daily newspaper in region” (April 5, p. 2) that Brandon Butler and Ryan Holeywell received first-place awards for breaking news reporting. They won for general news reporting. In the article “School delays vote on 4×4” (April 5, p. 1) The Hatchet erroneously reported that University […]

SJT to do campus tour in GW trolley

Outgoing University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will visit four residence halls April 17 as part of an event administrators are calling the Trachtenberg House Party. A farewell tour for Trachtenberg, the event recognizes his contributions to residence hall life and the GW community. “The idea grew out of the annual Late Night with the President […]

AIDS institute fosters collaboration of resources

When Alan Greenberg was a medical student at GW decades ago, he described Washington as a “powerhouse of expertise” in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. But when he returned to Foggy Bottom in 2005 as the department chair of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Public Health, he noticed that Washington has a […]

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, […]