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.

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, […]

Free newspapers, Colonial Invasion likely to return

Free newspapers in residence halls and a basketball pep event are likely to return next year after the University axed them due to budget cuts in September, a University official said. GW Reads and Colonials Invasion are a “high priority” next year, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services. SASS […]

Brandon Butler: Down the stairs and into the world

Every time I’ve walked into The Hatchet townhouse – across the street from GW Deli – I’ve walked, or run, up a flight of stairs to get to the editorial offices where I work. After this article, I will no longer have a need to go up those stairs. In a sense, with this final […]

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Restored programs Due in large part to the efforts of Student Association leadership, the University has shown efforts to restore newspapers in residence halls and reinstitute the Colonials Invasion pep rally. This move will please countless students and help improve perceptions of GW. Athletic fundraising The Athletic Department’s latest fundraising idea will no doubt raise […]