April 3, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 52

Stories from the April 3, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Target opens in Columbia Heights

In past years, families of GW students often traveled to Virginia to shop at Target and pick up last-minute dorm room essentials on move-in day. Now, shoppers won’t have to leave the District. Target opened its first location ever in D.C. last month in Columbia Heights. The new location is part of a $145 million […]

Health care commission will look at preventative medicine at GW

Web Extra A commission formed to research alternative means to lowering healthcare costs said it will look at strategies such as better preventative care during its first meeting at GW. “The commission will spend the next two years looking for strategies to lower health costs by promoting habits such as exercise, better nutrition and preventive […]

Bar Belle: Wonderland Ballroom

With the onset of senioritis, spring, March madness and impending adulthood, it is safe to say that my inhibitions are running ramped and I am finding it particularly hard to recall the events of my past excursion. Fact: I made it all the way out to Wonderland Ballroom in Columbia Heights. Fact: I tried walking […]

Most students get top housing choices

A large majority of students received one of their top three choices for University housing next year and GW Housing Programs placed several hundred students on wait lists, the University announced. “We are pleased with how the assignment process went this year,” said Seth Weinshel, an assignment director for GW Housing. “We plan to be […]

Groups ask for green roof

Two student organizations are working with administrators to raise $18,000 for the installation of a structure that could save the University money in electric bills. Green GW and Net Impact have raised $7,000 of a needed $25,000 to place a green roof atop the Elliott School of International Affairs. The vegetative structure would consist of […]

Iraq veterans speak out at Marvin Center

Web Extra Iraq War veteran and GW graduate student Adam Kokesh said if veterans recount their experiences fighting in the Middle East upon return, it can help end the now five-year-long occupation. Kokesh, who is co-chair of Iraq Veterans Against the War, spoke last week at Marvin Center at a screening of testimonials from an […]

Phi Psi’s dominate SA senate

In the past, fraternities have served as voting blocks in the Student Association senate. But for years, there has not been one as staggering as the block Phi Kappa Psi created in the last election. Six members of Phi Psi were elected to the senate, including Rob Lockwood (U-at-Large), Chris Pappas (CCAS-U), Chris Borchert (CCAS-U), […]

Student named a global leader

Among the 245 Young Global Leaders chosen by the World Economic Forum for 2008 were film industry elites, CEOs of major corporations, the King of Bhutan, Queen of Morocco and Elliott School graduate student Ahmad Nader Nadery. Nadery, who was recognized for his work as commissioner of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, said the […]

Crime Log

Attempted Fraud 3/28/08 – NIH Federal Credit Union – 8:35 a.m. – case closed An unidentified male individual attempted to cash four checks from an allegedly false company for more than $500,000. The teller informed the subject that the checks could not be cashed without verification. The subject then became erratic in his behavior, and […]

SA Note: SA approves committee leaders

The Student Association senate-elect approved four students to lead committees of next year’s senate Tuesday night at the new body’s first meeting. The senate-elect approved Sens. Nick Polk (non-voting) as the rules committee chair; Julie Bindelglass (CCAS-U) as the finance committee chair; Michelle Tanney (CPS) as the student life committee chair; Senator-elect Louis Laverone (ESIA-U) […]