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.

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 […]

Snapshot: Slam dunk

Shounda Lewis performs at a live slam poetry fundraiser presented by the Organization of Latino American Students in the Mitchell Theater Tuesday night. More than 60 students attended. Credit: Ryder Haske/Hatchet photographer

WEB EXTRA: Laughing it up for brain cancer at DC Comedy Fest

Last Thursday night, HR-57 was filled with people laughing in the face of brain cancer. Perhaps I should say, in the name of brain cancer. The small venue is typically aglow with spicy jazz, but this weekend it’s being set ablaze with laughter. Along with The Warehouse Theater Complex (1021 7th St. NW), Flashpoint (916 […]

Bob Schieffer guest-lectures broadcast newswriting class

Veteran journalist Bob Schieffer has spent many evenings featured on television sets across the country on the CBS Evening News. He spent Tuesday evening in front of a class of about 25 broadcast newswriting students in the School of Media and Public Affairs talking about his career and the journalism industry. Professor Randy Wolfe, who […]

Capp’s vice presidents pass first step toward confirmation

The Student Association Senate-elect Rules Committee approved all of SA President-elect Nicole Capp’s vice presidential and directorship nominees late Tuesday night in the Marvin Center, said Senator-elect Kevin Kozlowski (U-At Large), chair of the Rules Committee. Even though next year’s SA members have not officially taken office, members have already begun securing positions in next […]