December 6, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 30

Stories from the December 6, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

State Department funds film class

GW’s Documentary Center received a $400,000 grant from the State Department that will allow 10 emerging international filmmakers to participate in a six-week fellowship. The program is being offered to artists in Uzbekistan and the Gaza Strip, among other “priority” areas of the world as defined by the State Department. “These filmmakers will come from […]

APES rat out hazing to officials

Several members of the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity feared for their safety during pledging and secretly reported severe hazing violations to the University, a high-level official with direct knowledge of the investigation told The Hatchet. Five or six members of APES called anonymous tip lines and also told University officials in person they were concerned […]

Crime Log

Attempted Burglary 11/30/07 – Old Main – 1 p.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a complaint by a staff member who said that it looked like someone had tried to enter her office suite. Officers talked to all the staff in the area who said nothing seemed to be missing. They […]

Walk-on wonder

The most popular player on GW’s men’s basketball team has scored a total of 10 points in his collegiate career. He has played more than seven minutes in a game only three times. He had one-third of his 15 career assists against the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Wednesday night. Yet every time the 5-foot-8 […]

Snapshot: Menorah Mania

Media Credit: Joshua Wolf/Hatchet photographer Attorney General Michael Mukasey (center) lights the National Hanukkah Menorah on the Ellipse Tuesday night. The lighting coincided with the first night of the eight-day Jewish holiday.

SA senators storm out of meeting

Four Student Association senators walked out of Tuesday night’s meeting within minutes of each other, saying the body’s leader was ignoring them. Sen. Eugene Beckley (CCAS-U) accused Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger of not calling on the legislators during the debate on electoral reforms. Beckley, a sophomore, did not overtly call Kroeger a racist, but […]

Greek Brief: University to accept new sorority next year

GW’s Greek community will get a little bit bigger next spring. The Panhellenic Association voted in favor of inviting another sorority to colonize on GW’s campus. GW will begin accepting applications from interested sororities in early January 2008, and representatives of the GW Panhellenic Extension Committee will choose three sororities as finalists by mid-February. “We […]

A-10 Commissioner resigns after 13 seasons

Linda Bruno, the Atlantic 10’s commissioner, announced her resignation Wednesday after 13 seasons atop the conference. “After almost a decad and a half with the Atlantic 10, I’ve decided it’s time for new challenges,” Bruno said in a news release. “I look back on the past 13 years with pride. The league has made tremendous […]


In “Students lobby administrators to divest from Sudan” (Dec. 3, p. 3), The Hatchet erroneously reported that the Student Association has passed a resolution in support of divestment. The Student Association introduced the legislation, but tabled the resolution. The op-ed “Time to do away with SA slates” (Dec. 3, pg. 4) stated that in the […]

Tonic makes final plea for liquor

With formal attire and a forceful approach, representatives of Tonic restaurant dominated their liquor license hearing Wednesday afternoon, insisting that they will never become a nightclub for GW students. The four-hour hearing was the last obstacle in the way of Tonic’s liquor license, which has been contested by several community members. After a year of […]