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.

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 […]

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. […]