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.

Snapshot: Big Fall

Hurricane-force winds blew down a large tree located on the northwest corner of 21st and G streets late Saturday afternoon, halting all traffic and knocking a street lamp into the University Police Department headquarters. There was no damage to the UPD building. Related on the blogs: Newsroom: Major Tree Down on 21st and G (with […]

EMeRG calls hit record high

The number of students brought to the hospital by EMeRG has hit an all-time high this academic year, and there are still two months left in the semester. Last week, several University administrators met with residents of Thurston Hall, the most highly populated dorm on campus, to address the University’s growing concern for student well-being […]

Greek Brief: Chi Omega will return to GW after 40 years of absence

The Panhellenic Association announced Friday that the Chi Omega sorority will return to GW after a 40-year hiatus, beginning in fall 2008. The Panhellenic Extension Committee chose Chi Omega over Kappa Alpha Theta and Delta Delta Delta. The three sororities up for consideration each gave presentations on campus and Chi Omega was subsequently chosen. “We […]

Society will intiate new members

GW’s pseudo-secret society, The Order of the Hippo, will reconvene for its 12th Annual Initiation Dinner in April at the Law School, according to documents provided to The Hatchet. The black-tie, $75-per-person event will welcome new members to the organization, according to an invitation given to The Hatchet. The Order was founded by former University […]

School of Business rank not altered by e-mail

Business Week ranked GW’s undergraduate business school 51 out of 96 schools in 2008. The jump – two-notches higher than last year’s rank – was not significant enough that magazine officials considered it tainted by a suggestive e-mail sent by the school to its seniors last year. In November, School of Business deans Susan Phillips […]

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 […]