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.

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 […]

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 […]