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.

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) […]

Snapshot: Teen Tourists

Nick Gingold/photo editor Tourists flock to the District Wednesday to see the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Springtime is one of the most active seasons for tourists in D.C.

Student arrested at gym

A junior was arrested Friday after she repeatedly tried to enter the Lerner Health and Wellness Center without her GWorld card. HellWell staff initially told Jennifer Sales she could not enter the gym because she did not have her student identification. She said she then left the building to search for the card, but could […]


In “Gym Class Heroes to play Spring Fling” (March 27, p. 3), The Hatchet erroneously reported Spring Fling was April 15. Spring Fling is this weekend, April 5.

CCAS gets endowed professorship

Starting next spring, GW’s Judaic studies program in the Columbian College will include a professorship in the Hebrew Bible endowed by a GW parent’s $2.5 million donation. The Meir Kazmir Professorship is the first endowed position the University has announced since University President Steven Knapp took over. Kazmir said he was eager to reach out […]

GW Brief: SPJ awards The Hatchet 15 Mark of Excellence Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists honored The Hatchet as the best non-daily student newspaper in the Mid-Atlantic region at its annual convention last week in Lexington, Va. Washington and Lee University hosted the awards ceremony, and of The Hatchet’s 15 awards, four were first place. “It’s a testament to the staff that works hard to […]

Hoya vote stalls fight for independence

Georgetown’s student newspaper voted not to oppose a university effort to trademark their name Tuesday – hindering the paper’s long-term campaign to become an independent entity. The Hoya, Georgetown’s largest student newspaper, is funded and sponsored by the university but has tried to become an independent corporation for many years. Georgetown applied to trademark The […]