March 27, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 50

Stories from the March 27, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Softball drops two games

At times it seemed two very different GW softball teams challenged Georgetown at Guy Mason Field Wednesday. In the two teams’ first matchup in two years, the Colonials’ performance switched dramatically each inning. Although GW lost both games in the double-header, they fell by only one run in each game. Defensively, GW managed to hold […]

Julian Bond will speak at graduation

Julian Bond, a civil rights pioneer and chairman of the NAACP, will deliver this year’s keynote address at Commencement on the National Mall. The 68 year-old activist and speaker is most well known for his efforts leading the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He was a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which […]

Gym Class Heroes to play Spring Fling

Correction appended Gym Class Heroes will perform at Spring Fling on April 5. The musical group, which is best known for its 2006 hit song “Cupid’s Chokehold” will play a free show for GW students on University Yard. “In light of their recent success, we’re excited to have Gym Class Heroes,” said Tiffany Meehan, PB […]

Colonials make second consecutive Sweet 16

Standing on Smith Center’s floor after Wednesday’s women’s basketball practice, junior Jessica Adair recounted last year’s trip to the Sweet 16 in Dallas. She made an unusually ear-catching comment when comparing it to this year’s NCAA tournament. “We want to make the Elite Eight,” the D.C. native said. “We made it to the Sweet 16 […]


In “Society will initiate new members” (March 10, p. A3), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Jennifer Hilleary booked the Michael K. Young Faculty Conference Center in the Law School for the Order of the Hippo’s initiation. Hilleary did not reserve the room for the group at that time and the Law School would not comment […]

Home sweet Gelman

Marco Chomut usually wakes up at 9 a.m. to the dull roar of janitors’ vacuums. While some students claim to live at Gelman Library because of an overbearing workload, he is probably the only one who is not exaggerating. In early February, Chomut, a sophomore computer science major who made the dean’s list last spring, […]

Campus Calendar

Correction appended Thursday GW Glitter Drag Ball Come join in on a night of glitter with performances by professional D.C. drag queens and kings. 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Allied in Pride, SA, MCGB, PB and Colonial Night Cap Friday First Annual Student Art Gala Program Board sponsors a […]

Court hears gun ban case

A landmark Second Amendment case argued before the Supreme Court last week could potentially nullify a 32-year-old District law and affect gun ownership throughout the country. District of Columbia v. Heller will determine if D.C.’s ban on handguns is an infringement on citizens’ “right to keep and bear arms.” The justices must decide if the […]

Crime Log

Assault 3/10/08 – Ivory Tower – 4 a.m. – case closed Two male students had a verbal altercation at a nightclub, and later began fighting when they met again in the lobby of Ivory Tower. One punched the other in the head, prompting witnesses to contact the University Police Department. By the time UPD and […]

Brendan Polmer: Texas is where it’s at, baby

AUSTIN, Texas – For most college students, spring break is a time for lots of rest and relaxation. This is ideally how I would have liked to have spent my final spring break during my college career – but instead, I chose to once again head down to Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest […]