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.

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) […]

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 […]