April 30, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 59

Stories from the April 30, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Republican presidential candidate surprises class with lecture on Darfur

The topic for professor David Throup’s Africa in International Affairs class Thursday was Darfur, but someone other than Throup was at the front of the class. Presidential candidate Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) took time off from his campaign to address Throup’s students and call them to action regarding the crisis in Darfur. He spoke as […]

WEB UPDATE: Trachtenberg to receive honorary degree from Columbia

Updated Friday, May 4. Columbia University announced University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg would receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the school’s May 16 commencement ceremony. Trachtenberg will not speak at the ceremony, his office said in an e-mail to The Hatchet. In 1959, Trachtenberg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia, an […]

Ben Kweller croons at MVC Fountain Day

Hundreds of students trekked to the Mount Vernon Campus Saturday afternoon for its annual Fountain Day event where they enjoyed a performance by headliner Ben Kweller and took part in activities with a “Turning on Awareness” theme. The concert featured sets by Derek James and GW band Jukebox the Ghost, in addition to Kweller. Aside […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t ignore women’s rugby In the April 19 article describing GW’s men’s rugby team (“Rugby squad scrums in D.C.,” p. 10), I was shocked and disappointed to see no mention of the women’s rugby team. The intent of the article appeared to be to educate our school about a lesser-known sport, yet you completely ignored […]


The student body will not vote in a special referendum this semester to raise the student fee, said Morgan Corr, chairman of the Joint Elections Committee. The JEC voted to move the special election to Sept. 26. If passed, the Student Association fee would increase from $1 per credit hour to a flat fee of […]

Wild Art: The wrong stuff

New York Mets third baseman David Wright strikes out in the top of the third inning at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Southeast Washington. The Mets won two of three games in the weekend series. Photo Credit: Ben Solomon/photo editor

Displaced for a day

Cardboard boxes transformed into an overnight shelter; saltine crackers and one bottle of water were rationed for food. More than 4,000 people said “Displace Me” on the National Mall on Saturday. For 24 hours, their life mimicked the Internally Displaced Camps in Northern Uganda. Displace Me is just one aspect of a youth movement to […]

WEB UPDATE: President of Yemen seeks medical treatment at GW

Posted Tuesday, May 1, 12:39 p.m. The president of Yemen received medical treatment at GW’s Medical Faculty Associates Monday evening, an MFA official confirmed Tuesday. President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is head of state of the small republic on the Arabian Peninsula, is in D.C. this week for diplomatic talks with the U.S. government, according […]

WEB UPDATE: University, group try to make move-out more green

University administrators and student organizations have teamed up to organize Green Move-Out, a month-long series of events aimed at making the move-out process less wasteful and more efficient. Student groups and initiatives centered on environmental awareness formed quickly in this year because increased national discussion about the hazardous effects of global warming. “The idea is […]

Under the covers: “Revealing yourself: Eve’s identity crisis”

Nearing the commencement of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. When I […]