April 26, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 58

Stories from the April 26, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Battle of the A Cappella Groups Watch the groups battle it out for great prizes and the title of GW’s Best A Cappella Group! 7 to 11 p.m. Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Class Council Large Group Worship Come discover the love and power of God with a night of worship and prayer 7:30 to […]

Housing fair highlights off-campus options

Students won $1,000 for rent and two $500 gift certificates to IKEA, among other prizes, at the Off-Campus Student Services Fair Thursday at Marvin Center. An announced crowd of 450 students flocked to the fair for giveaways and information on housing options and needed services such as banking, recycling and furniture. “We’re trying to promote […]

TONIC opening next month

After months of construction and delays, TONIC Restaurant will open the first or second week in May, the restaurant’s co-owner said. The full-service eatery was originally scheduled to open in January but delays in both renovating the restaurant’s location and securing a liquor license pushed opening day back about five months. The restaurant is still […]

SA plans vote for fee referendum

The Student Association is taking steps to ensure that students will vote on a fee increase before the final day of undergraduate classes, officials said. If students approve the initiative, the fee students pay to the SA would increase to $30 for undergraduate students and $20 for graduate students per semester. The SA voted to […]

Email alerts increase after Virginia Tech shootings

Subscribers to a University text message alert system grew 10 percent last week in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting, a University official said. The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management and the University Police Department sent a campus-wide e-mail Tuesday night informing students and faculty to sign up for Alert DC, the […]

Varsity Roundups

Baseball The Colonials dropped a 5-3 decision to the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Tuesday afternoon at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va. The Hawks scored three runs in the ninth inning to capture the victory. Senior Mickey Shupin went 3-for-4 and scored two runs while classmate Michael Parker had two RBIs. GW (16-24-1) next hosts No. […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 4/20/07 – 800 Block of 23rd Street – 11:00 a.m. – case closed A GW faculty member reported that he was verbally threatened while he parked and unloaded equipment on 23rd Street. Another individual, unaffiliated with GW, pulled up beside him and ordered him to move the vehicle. The faculty member said he […]

Sarah Brown: Sounds like a plan

Anytime during the past four years when someone learned that I worked at The GW Hatchet, the following conversation more or less would ensue: “You work at The Hatchet – are you a journalism major?” “No, I am actually majoring in Spanish language and literature.” “Oh, so do you want to go into international affairs […]

The Aston to be closed for living next year

The University will need to find housing for more than 60 law students who were planning to live in The Aston residence hall starting this fall. GW Law School and GW Housing Programs advertised the Aston, located on 21st Street and New Hampshire Avenue, as the first University-owned residence exclusively for law students. Administrators said […]

Professor, diplomat, discusses human trafficking

Some of what international affairs professor John Miller knows about human trafficking, he learned from a woman named Katya. Katya, a mother from the Czech Republic, agreed to move to the Netherlands and earn money waiting tables. Once she arrived in Amsterdam, she was taken to a brothel and told that unless she worked there, […]