April 19, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 56

Stories from the April 19, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Officials say campus safety is adequate

In response to heightened anxieties about campus safety at GW in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, officials have said the University’s emergency management plans are adequate and not in need of an overhaul. After Sept. 11, administrators examined the school’s preparedness for catastrophic incidents occurring on or near campus. Staff in the Office […]

Staff Editorial: Safety is everyone’s responsibility

With questions about the emergency response system at Virginia Tech still looming in light of Monday’s tragic events, campuses across the country are scrambling to review and reform their public safety policies. Arguably, GW is ahead of the higher education curve for public safety. After September 11, the development of the Office of Public Safety […]

Students to vote on SA fee increase

Students will be able to vote this semester to increase the amount of money they pay each year to the Student Association. The SA, which grants money to the more than 300 student organizations on campus, unanimously approved legislation that creates a referendum on the mandatory student fee before the end of the semester. In […]

Real blades of glory come to D.C.

Figure skating is a lot like leap year – many only acknowledge its existence once every four years. When the great athlete/celebrities like Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski fade from the limelight, the interest and prominence of the sport dwindle. After seeing Champions on Ice at the Verizon Center last Saturday, it is hard to […]

Crime Log

Fugitive from Justice 4/14/07 – 600 Block of 21st Street – 2:00 p.m. – case closed An individual fell into the emergency phone near Strong Hall. Officers approached the man and found he did not have an emergency. Officers compared the individual’s identification card to the name he gave officers and determined he was lying […]

The Bar Belle: Biddy Mulligan’s

Biddy Mulligan’s 1500 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. I’m no stranger to the faux-Irish. For an entire semester, my friends called me “Seamus” behind my back before it came to light that I don’t have a drop of Irish in me. And while I’d much rather drink an American-style light lager than a hard cider, I’ve […]

Maureece Rice 2.0

Maureece Rice has never liked interviews. Until this year, he tried to duck media conferences after basketball games with teammate Carl Elliott, scurrying up the stairs to the exit at Smith Center. It was a maturity thing, he said while looking down at his cell phone Tuesday afternoon in the 22nd Street arena. Interview requests […]

Staff Editorial: Commencement changes provide some improvement

Certainly to the delight of many angry students, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is no longer the keynote speaker at Commencement. As he steps down from the graduation spotlight, however, no one individual will step up to replace him. The decision to relegate Trachtenberg to his normal function at Commencement – the charge to the […]

Rugby squad scrums in D.C.

There is an old adage that soccer is a gentleman’s game played by hooligans and rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen. GW’s gang of gentlemen, the Colonials rugby team, is in the midst of its best season in more than a decade. A large part of the team’s success can be attributed to […]