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.

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 […]

President-elect Knapp may move into Alumni House

University President-elect Steven Knapp will likely live on campus in the Alumni House when he takes office this summer, University officials said. The building, located at the corner of 20th and F streets, houses work space for alumni relations staff and has a common area for receptions and group events. Officials said the incoming president’s […]

Inside the 20-year campus plan

Corrections, clarifications appended In the last 30 days, GW has gained D.C. approval for two ambitious development projects: Square 54 and the 20-year Campus Plan. Both community members and University officials agree the two projects will drastically change GW and Foggy Bottom. Square 54, the 2.6-acre vacant lot across from GW Hospital, will hold a […]

Staff Editorial: Knapp in Alumni House brings benefits, questions

While nothing is official, it is likely that next year’s crop of drunken freshmen will have the opportunity to shout or throw eggs at the University president’s house on their way back to Thurston if a plan for incoming-president Steven Knapp to move into Alumni House moves forward. At its most basic level, Knapp’s potential […]