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.

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 […]

Snapshot: Lincoln lookout

Siblings Charlie, 4, Grace, 7, and Hannah Barrett-Lennard, 9, sit on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during a family vacation from Greenwich, Conn. Photo credit: Nick Gingold/assistant photo editor

Letters to the Editor

Let Trachtenberg speak I read with concern your editorial and related coverage regarding the choice of President Trachtenberg for GW’s Commencement 2007 keynote speaker (“Shame on you, GW administrators,” Apr. 12, p. 4). It is my belief that the negative reaction by some graduating seniors to SJT headlining Commencement is totally misplaced, but I know […]

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 […]