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.

Ongoing Thurston construction blocks sidewalk

Some students said they feel unsafe because of the effects of a renovation project of GW’s largest freshman residence hall. The sidewalk along 19th Street between E and F streets has been closed for months and has forced pedestrians to either walk on the road of a busy one-way street or cross the street to […]

Claire Autruong: Augmenting the Study Abroad Office

I am really looking forward to that happy time when I get to start dealing with embassies, consulates and the federal government to get my student visa to study abroad. Obscure regulations, paperwork and countless phone calls to confusing departments? Don’t worry, I’m a pro now, and at least the embassies aren’t charging me more […]

WEB EXTRA: Luke Wilson: Making the leap from fraternity to frightening

Build it and they will come. Hollywood built it and the A-listers are a-comin’. What has been built, you ask? A nation-wide obsession with horror, violence and having one’s pants scared off. Films like “The Ring” and “Saw” were some of the first horror flicks to re-whet the nation’s appetite for blood-curdling cinematic terror. Despite […]

Billy Crystal to headline Colonials Weekend

Comedian, movie star and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crystal will headline next year’s Colonials Weekend, the University announced Wednesday. Crystal will perform October 12 and 13 at 9:30 p.m. at Smith Center for the annual combined parents’ and alumni weekend festivities in October, according to a University press release. “He’s an icon,” said Director of […]

Researcher tapped to head Columbian College

Marguerite “Peg” Barratt, an official with the National Institutes of Health, edged out four other candidates and was announced as the next dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Monday. After an almost 10-month-long process, the CCAS Dean Search Committee selected Barratt following a series of interviews and deliberations with University President Stephen […]

Students form groups to support 2008 candidates

While the 2008 U.S. presidential election is more than a year away, some students are already actively mobilizing their peers to support candidates. Three groups supporting Democratic candidates have already been formed including Students for Hillary, Students for Barack Obama and Students for John Edwards. Members of the College Republicans said they did not know […]