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.


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 […]

Staff Editorial: Bringing a new perspective to Commencement

The University announced Monday that storied civil rights activist and NAACP chairman Julian Bond will serve as this year’s keynote Commencement speaker on the National Mall. After considerable protests last spring due to the University’s decision to choose former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as the keynote speaker, this page applauds administrators’ efforts to select […]

CVS to open in 2000 Penn.

After months of shaded windows and widespread curiosity, CVS Pharmacy will move into the former Tower Records space at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. The retailer is in the process of filing building permits and will likely open in late fall 2008, CVS spokesperson Mike DeAngelis said. They plan to begin construction in the late spring or […]

College Republicans: Grad speaker is a divisive choice

In selecting a Commencement speaker, a university should seek to choose an individual who stands above the divides that are too often visible in society. This individual should have the inherent ability to transcend the political, racial and socio-economic differences of a diverse graduating class in order to provide credible words of guidance, inspiration and […]

Ben Doak: Texas is where it’s at, baby

AUSTIN, Texas – For music, the four days of South by Southwest offer the breeding ground for the hype machine. Designed as an industry-based event, the festival allows for more than 1,600 bands from across the country, and the world, to gather around a few square blocks where they showcase their work for an audience […]