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.

Students of religion: Observant undergrads practice faith in Foggy Bottom

Freshman Josh Bloomberg cannot swipe into his residence hall from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. It’s not that the freshman’s GWorld card doesn’t work – it’s because of the Jewish Sabbath. Along with a handful of other students on campus, Bloomberg is Orthodox, a strict sect of Judaism. During the Sabbath, he must refrain from […]

Weekend wins give Colonials A-10 tourney berth

With her team stuck in a stalemate against St. Bonaventure and a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season championship on the line, junior Kristin Karcsh, the GW lacrosse team’s leading scorer, was a non-factor in the first half of the Colonials’ 12-11 victory at Mount Vernon Athletic Complex Sunday. Karcsh and her teammates were […]

Andrew Siddons: Reflections on reflection

This is a really difficult column to write. It’s not that I’m emotional because it’s the last thing I’ll ever write for The Hatchet. It’s just that I’m already sick of reading retrospectives from my fellow seniors. The Hatchet has had a larger graduating class than it has in recent memory, and for each senior, […]

GW alum assists president on homeland security

On Sept. 11, 2001, Dan Kaniewski saw a plane hit the Pentagon from the U.S. Capitol. It was then, he said, that he made homeland security his No. 1 priority. Last month, Kaniewski, a 2000 GW graduate, was appointed special assistant to the president for homeland security and senior director of response policy. He said […]

GW takes one game off No. 25 Charlotte

ARLINGTON, Va., April 29 – After two losses to No. 25 Charlotte, the GW baseball team relied on strong hitting to avoid being swept at home for the first time this season. The Colonials registered 13 hits en route to a 9-6 victory over the 49ers Sunday afternoon at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va. Junior […]

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 […]