March 10, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 48

Stories from the March 10, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Brief: Students accept plea bargains on marijuana charges

Five students arrested on marijuana charges last month accepted plea bargains at a status hearing Friday. Sophomores Chuong Nguyen and Xavier Van Meerbeek, who were initially charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, pled guilty Friday to possession of marijuana. The charges were dismissed for the other three individuals. The students, one of whom […]

Staff Editorial: GW must be proactive in dealing with alcohol on campus

With news of the number of students being taken to the hospital by EMeRG at a record high, GW officials must examine their treatment of alcohol and alcohol education on this campus. Over the 2007-2008 academic year thus far, 218 students have be taken by EMeRG to the hospital – and the year is far […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported in “School for deaf keeps pres.” (March 6, p. 1) that Gallaudet would keep its interim president without a formal search process. The president’s contract has been extended, and there is no official timeline for a search. In “Feeling the squeeze” (March 6, p. 1) The Hatchet erroneously reported that 10 […]

Sean Redding: Continuing to shape a legacy

Political excitement fills the air in Washington today. The general elections are still months away and yet, people just cannot help themselves from focusing constantly on the next president’s administration. In fact, all over the country people cannot stop focusing on November, on next year, on the future. Of course the future’s important. And it […]

Colonials out of A-10 tournament

PHILADELPHIA, March 9 — In the last decade of the GW women’s basketball team’s series with Xavier, neither team has won more than two consecutive games. So while the Colonials surely appreciated their victory over Xavier in January of 2007 and again this season in January, they might have wished history favored buff and blue […]

Oscar winners film on campus

Early Saturday morning, the area outside the World Bank was home to production for the film “State of Play,” a political thriller being filmed in the District, with Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Helen Mirren. More than 30 extras and a large crew flooded Pennsylvania Avenue between 18th and 19th streets for the shoot. […]

Satisfying cravings, a bike ride at a time

Senior Zak McAdoo put on yet another layer – a fuzzy pink sweatshirt – before braving the cold. He slung a bulky bag over his shoulder before taking off on his bike. McAdoo then sped off into the February night as he usually does, to satisfy munchies for DC Snacks, the late-night online snack business. […]

Scalpers near Smith Center: ‘We just do this for fun’

As hail fell outside Smith Center Saturday evening, two inconspicuous men in black coats began their sales pitch. “Tickets! Selling or buying tickets!” they shouted to passersby headed to the men’s basketball game against Atlantic 10 rival Massachusetts. The pair paced up and down the street outside the entrance to the building, approaching groups of […]

University joins organization to promote sustainability

Last week the University joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in an effort to continue promoting sustainability on its campuses. The AASHE will serve as a way to connect campus sustainability directors and professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a member of the AASHE, the entire GW community will […]