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.

Virginia shooting hits close to home

As the nation mourns for the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting, many GW students are struggling to cope with the tragedy that has impacted colleges nationwide. On Monday, an assailant shot and killed more than 30 people in an academic building at Virginia Tech in what is the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday How do I become a Chief Justice? Get the scoop from Justice Joseph Baca, a GW Law alum and retired chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. 7 to 9 p.m. GW Law School, Lerner Hall 101 Sponsored by Class Council and the Office of Alumni Relations Saturday Campus Cleanup Participate in cleaning […]

WEB EXTRA: Students convene to fight organ trafficking

A group of students that believe in raising awareness of global organ trafficking have set out to create a national non-profit organization committed to addressing this issue. IGOT, the Initiative on Global Organ Trafficking, was formed in February by GW students Charles Channon, Geoffrey Cain, Kevin Weingold, and Joseph McCullagh. Though they aim to soon […]

Vigil honors the victims of Virginia Tech tragedy

Virginia Tech may be more than 200 miles away from Foggy Bottom, but it felt close to home Tuesday night as students sought comfort in each other at a candlelight vigil. The remembrance packed the standing-room-only Marvin Center Grand Hall with an estimated 400 people in attendance. Organizers, which included student leaders and administrators, provided […]

Students gather to discuss business school

About 15 students assembled at the Marvin Center Tuesday night to give input about the search process for a new associate dean of undergraduate programs for the Business School. At the meeting, hosted by Student Association Senator Nathan Brill (SoB-U) and Senator-elect Matt Cohen (SoB-U), students helped compile a list of suggestions for the search […]

WEB EXTRA: Community honors Holocaust

GW’s Jewish community remembered the Holocaust Monday night and made connections to current tragedies including the shootings at Virginia Tech and genocide in Darfur. Students commemorated the Holocaust in the Marvin Center by listening to a survivor and creating a long, symbolic paper chain, the links of which represent the names of those who have […]

Trachtenberg steps down as keynote speaker

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will not deliver the keynote address at this year’s Commencement ceremony and it is unlikely another keynote speaker will replace him, according to a news release. The president said he decided to step down from his duties as keynote speaker in light of the University community’s response to Monday’s tragic […]

Sigma Chi hosts first annual Derby Days fundraiser

This week the Sigma Chi fraternity had its first annual Derby Days, a 1990s-themed fundraiser, to support the Children’s Miracle Network. The organization became the campus’ 14th male Greek-letter organization last year after a six-year hiatus from GW. Nationwide, Derby Days raises more than $600,000 for CMN, said Sigma Chi Public Relations Chair Mike Belleville, […]

Marchers call for D.C. voting rights

Thousands marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol Monday afternoon to protest the District of Columbia’s lack of a voting representative in Congress. Despite strong winds and cold rain, protesters of all ages marched holding signs and chanting “Free D.C.” and “No more taxation without representation.” City representatives hope the rally will raise awareness […]

“Ribbed for your pleasure:” Hot Fuzz scores

Three years ago, the United States was not quite ready for Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost. Now, the merry jesters who unleashed 2004’s zombie genre romp “Shaun of the Dead” have established themselves as darlings on the international cinematic scene – the geeks have become the stars. Their fans include Quentin Tarantino and […]