April 12, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 54

Stories from the April 12, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonial blogging: Prospective students visit GW-sponsored blogs

From his temporary home in Ghana, more than 5,000 miles away from Foggy Bottom, junior Chris McLaurin writes to prospective applicants about his favorite GW professors. “Classes at GW are not just boring lectures with stuffy academics,” he wrote from the coastal African nation. “GW has what we call ‘Professors of Practice.’” McLaurin, who is […]

Rookie hurler on the rise

The only professional softball player that freshman Amanda Gabriel can name is Olympian Jennie Finch. But in the past 14 games, Finch’s trademark pitch has been successful for the GW rookie pitcher. The riseball, a pitch that rises as it moves toward the batter, has led the young pitcher to 14 strikeouts in two games […]

Excerpts from memorandum about Commencement speakers

From Media Relations Director Tracy Schario to Vice President of Communications Mike Freedman, with other officials carbon-copied “Traditionally, the official announcement of the Commencement line-up is released in late April or early May – approximately four weeks before the event. The GW Hatchet has confirmed and published this information prior to the official announcement several […]

Multi-phased Smith Center renovations to begin next year

The University is planning a $7 million, two-phased renovation plan to Smith Center that is slated to begin after next basketball season, administrators told The Hatchet. The first phase will include a complete renovation of the lower level, which houses locker rooms, training facilities and a media room, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said. The […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Anything But Clothes Run Go to Mount Vernon in a costume for a charity run around the neighborhood. There will be prizes, food and music after the run. 6 to 9 p.m. Mount Vernon Quad Sponsored by Student Movement for Real Change Saturday Spring Fling See Regina Spektor in concert, grab free barbecue, climb […]

WEB UPDATE: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to speak at Commencement

Posted Thursday, April 12, 8:52 p.m. Updated Thursday, April 12, 10:26 p.m. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer will speak at Commencement in addition to keynote speaker University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the University announced Thursday evening. Blitzer is one of five honorary degree recipients who will address graduates and families at the University-wide event May 20, […]

Elliott back to New York Friday to work out with Giants

Former GW point guard Carl Elliott ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds during a workout with the NFL’s New York Giants Monday, he said Wednesday. The test was supposed to put the Brooklyn, N.Y., native through a series of football-related tests, Elliott said, but the test-givers were occupied elsewhere. The team also measured his […]

Corrections, clarifications, editor’s note

Editor’s note: In “Developing GW: Approved plans to change face of University, Foggy Bottom” (April 9, p. 1), a printing error prohibited all of the capital “T’s” and lowercase “b’s” from being visible on the portion of the story that appeared on the front page. Also, in the same story, a production error caused several […]

Madhouse: “Grindhouse” is wonderfully absurd

Ridiculous. It’s the first word that comes to mind as I leave the theater with a goofy grin and my chest hurting from laughing for more than three hours straight. The airwaves are clogged with celebrities gushing about how much fun they had making their new movie, but in the case of “Grindhouse” I’m inclined […]

Cherry Blossom Festival draws thousands despite weather

Every year millions flock to the nation’s capital not to become enriched in US history, but to bask in the beautiful spring weather that is welcomed by trees full of little white flowers. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington DC from the end of March to the middle of April. Along […]