April 16, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Jake Sherman: Imus shouldn’t be the issue

The real issue in sports is not Don Imus calling a group of women on the Rutgers basketball team “nappy-headed hos.” Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson shouldn’t be calling for Imus’ head. Instead, it may be a good idea to look into what’s really wrong with the social aspects of sports today. Imus’ comment […]

Gabriel Okolski: Commencement speaker angst

Over the past couple of days I have been wondering whom the senior class would least want to speak at Commencement – University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg or U.S. President George W. Bush. Of course this dichotomy is just a thought exercise proving how difficult GW students are to please. While the administration has made […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Students for Hillary: GW Chapter Kick-Off Event Come meet fellow Hillary supporters and get pumped about the New York senator’s campaign. 8 to 10 p.m. Alumni House Sponsored by Students for Hillary: GW Chapter Tuesday Christian Support for Israel featuring David Brog Executive Director of Christians United for Israel will speak about his book […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball The GW softball team split games against St. Bonaventure Saturday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. GW lost the first game 8-1 before taking the second 4-3. It was the Colonials’ first win over the Bonnies in program history. Junior Caroline Howe hit home runs in both games for GW (18-17, 5-7 Atlantic […]

Andrew Siddons: SJT is headlining Commencement, get over it

In June of 2003, when I graduated from high school, my class was expecting a commencement on a beautiful early summer’s day, on the elegant quad atop our sprawling green lawn. But Mother Nature wouldn’t have it, as rain forced the ceremony into a humid gym. It was kind of a bummer. Four years later, […]

Elliott School faculty postpones 4×4 vote

The Elliott School of International Affairs followed in the footsteps of the Columbian College Friday as the faculty voted unanimously to postpone their vote on the four-by-four proposal. The administration-sponsored four-by-four plan would change the academic structure to a four-class, four-credit system. The school’s failure to adopt the proposal signals that it is unlikely it […]

Former Nationals manager receives inaugural honor

Baseball legend Frank Robinson marked the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s integration into baseball by recounting his 51-year journey in baseball during an award ceremony at Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday evening. Robinson was honored with the Jackie Robinson Society’s Inaugural Community Recognition Award for his accomplishments in baseball and his special contributions to D.C at the […]

WEB EXTRA: Jars of Clay offer a different sort of Christian rock

For most people, Christian Rock is synonymous with bad music: think P.O.D.’s Nu Metal or Creed’s preachy version of Pearl-Jam-lite. But with the 1995 acoustic rock hit “Flood,” Jars of Clay established themselves as one of the few Christian Rock groups able to transcend the “Jesus music” category to reach a broad audience, and make […]

Former CCAS dean arrested twice in two days

A former University dean was arrested twice last week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and is on paid leave from his position as president of the University of Mary Washington, according to police and news reports. William Frawley, who led the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences from 2002 to 2006, was […]

GRE changes delayed indefinitely

Students taking the GREs are in for more changes. As of April 2, proposed changes to the format of the Graduate Records Exam, scheduled to take effect next September, have been canceled because the number of seats at test centers won’t be enough to accommodate potential test-takers. The final administration of the GRE in its […]