March 13, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 49

Stories from the March 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

D.C. violent crime up, GW still safe

Although GW’s Foggy Bottom campus can seem like a protective bubble, the University is located in a city with some of the nation’s highest crime rates. Last year the District experienced a 7 percent increase in homicide rates as well as increased rates of non-fatal shooting and gun related violence, according to Metropolitan Police Department […]

This time, jubilation all around

Tuesday, March 25, 12:22 a.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 24 – Amid some court controversy, a shocked crowd and general disbelief was senior Sarah-Jo Lawrence of the sixth-seeded GW women’s basketball team in the arms of her teammates, with a smile as wide as the state of California is long. After all, the guard had just […]

Conservative group to bring Rove to GW

Former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove will return to GW for a Young America’s Foundation lecture at the end of the month. The Republican strategist who helped mastermind the election and re-election of President George W. Bush will address members of YAF, a campus conservative group, at 7 p.m. on March 28. […]

Professor resigns without notice

Correction appended A popular speech and hearing science professor resigned abruptly last week and later sent an e-mail to a student indicating discrimination influenced her decision. Linda Bland Stewart, known to her students as “Dr. LBS,” indicated she could not divulge specifics about her departure but that she “can no longer tolerate discrimination.” “I regret […]

Colonials prepare for the Big Dance

In multiple post-game press conferences this season, GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown has said he always tries to think positively. And even after the Colonials’ 63-59 loss to Xavier in Sunday’s Atlantic 10 semifinal, McKeown and senior guard Kim Beck said the same thing: GW must move on and look forward to the NCAA […]

Josh Ritter to headline Fountain Day

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter will headline this year’s annual Fountain Day concert and festival, scheduled for April 26 on the Mount Vernon Campus. Darius Zelkha, Ritter’s manager, confirmed in an e-mail that Ritter and his band will perform at the event. Swetha Ramaswam, a member of the Mount Vernon Programming Council, the organization responsible for the […]

Crime Log

Assault on a Public Official 3/7/08 – Public Property on Campus – 11:11 p.m. – case closed A 4-RIDE driver contacted the University Police Department because he observed a woman having trouble walking. Officers made contact with the individual, who was unaffiliated with the University, and called an ambulance to take her to the hospital. […]

The Hatchet visits: The D.C. Independent Film Festival

The D.C. Independent Film Festival got off to a roaring start last Thursday night, March 6, at GW’s own Jack Morton Auditorium, located inside the School of Media and Public Affairs building. This year’s festival, spanning 11 days, will feature a total of 108 films, 24 themed-film showcases, daily receptions, film seminars and various musical […]

GW professor promotes book on psychology of terrorists

Web Extra Political psychologist Jerrold Post listened to a Palestinian terrorist nonchalantly discuss how he murdered a Jewish woman on a hijacked Egyptian flight, but this meeting was just part of the job for the GW professor. Post, director of the GW political psychology program and a former CIA profiler, discussed this interview and other […]

Survey: Student interest in SA low

Voter turnout for this year’s Student Association general election hit record highs, according to election results released by the Joint Elections Committee. But according to a survey conducted by The Hatchet, GW students on average were apathetic about the SA. About 64 percent of the 527 students surveyed said they did not care about the […]