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.

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 […]

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 […]