September 27, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 12

Stories from the September 27, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Delay touts new book at Elliot School

Web Extra Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay – who served in Congress for more than 20 years before resigning under suspicion of violating campaign finance laws – visited the Elliot School Wednesday to promote his new book, “No Retreat, No Surrender: One American’s Fight.” DeLay did not refrain from criticizing the Republican party […]

Kalb presses Couric on Iraq visit

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric defended her recent trip to Iraq and discussed new forms of media in front of a sold out Kalb Report crowd Wednesday night at the National Press Club. GW Welling fellow Marvin Kalb, who hosts the public affairs series sponsored by GW, accused Couric of failing to address questions […]

The dead student body

A corpse uprooted in an iron coffin more than two years ago finally has a name – William. Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution determined last week that a strange body found buried in Columbia Heights was a 15-year-old student at the Columbian College Preparatory School – a former GW institution. Many graduate students helped in […]

Donor may fund Smith Center renovations

The 32-year-old Smith Center may receive renovations to the pool, locker rooms and weight rooms, if a donor decides to fund the project. Ryder Haskeassistant photo editor A donor may fund major renovations to the three-decade-old Smith Center that would make the facility “look like a new building,” Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said Wednesday […]

Colonials Invasion to return in October

Colonials Invasion, the basketball season’s opening event, will feature an entertainer after a one-year hiatus. GW spirit director Nicole Macchione-Early said the event will be held Oct. 26 at Smith Center. She said the University cannot announce the performer because a contract has not yet been signed. “It will be something different that has not […]

Leaders irked at failure of fee increase

The student body rejected a referendum to increase the student fee in a special election Tuesday, leaving the Student Association short of money it would like to allocate to student organizations. More than 1,400 students voted in the online election with 52 percent voting against the increase, according to a news release from the Special […]

SA Note: Senators continue to depart from SA academic affairs committee

Only three senators are looking over academic affairs for the Student Association Senate after several resignations. The SA Senate academic affairs committee has lost four senators, leaving only SA Sen. Nathan Brill (SoB-U), the committee’s chairman, SA Sen. Isa Bacardi (SPHHS-U), a senior, and SA Sen. Jenn Jackson (SMHS-G), a graduate student, to handle the […]

IFC to hear PIKE rush violation

The Inter-Fraternity Council’s judiciary board decided to further investigate a complaint that the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity initiated contact with potential new members before the sanctioned rush period. The fraternity allegedly passed out free pizza and palm cards outside of Thurston Hall last week, according to several people with direct knowledge of the board’s proceedings. […]

Greek Brief: Inter-Fraternity Council begins fall recruitment

Men at GW will have the next week and a half to decide if they want to go Greek. The Inter-fraternity Council began its annual fall recruitment Monday and for the remainder of this week and next, individual chapters will host a variety of events until “bids” – formal invitations to join- are given out […]

West End sale now doubtful

D.C. City Council members are reconsidering emergency legislation passed this summer to sell public land near the West End Library after community groups raised concerns about the expedited process. A bill passed this summer would sell Square 37 – located just two blocks from campus near Washington Circle – to a private developer. The public […]