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.

Jazz icon kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month

A three-time Grammy award winner told Jazz Appreciation Month celebrants in Jack Morton Auditorium that modern youth lack an appreciation and an understanding of jazz music. Ramsey Lewis, a musician and the host of the Smithsonian Institute’s launch of Jazz Appreciation Month on Monday, focused his discussion at GW on the declining popularity of jazz […]

From criminal to D.C. official

After his most recent release from prison, Rodney Mitchell began searching for a job. Though he trained for several months to become a certified bus driver, the District refused to hire him. Mitchell was a felon and his record included charges of robbery, burglary and weapons possession. When Mitchell applied for a job as a […]

University hopes to increase emergency text alert subscribers

The number of students that subscribe to emergency text alerts has doubled at GW since the shooting at Virginia Tech, but administrators at the University and local colleges said they want those statistics raised even higher. About 40 percent of the student body is subscribed to Alert DC, a text messaging service that warns students […]

Letters to the Editor

Avoiding controversy at Commencement The selection of Julian Bond as the 2008 Commencement speaker reflects the increasingly mobilized nature of the young generation today. This phenomenon happens when national and international circumstances have not gone according to plan (assuming there is one), resulting in the eschewing of tradition that defined the movements of the sixties […]

Don’t worry, it’s Kosher

There are certain rarities in every college student’s life. These include proper amounts of sleep, sanitary living conditions and home-cooked meals. One cannot remedy the first two, but accessible, delicious and even affordable home-cooked meals do exist on campus. Just take a trip to The Colonial Kosher Café located in the basement of Hillel on […]

“Gelman guy” returns to dorm room

A week has gone by since Marco Chomut left his temporary home in Gelman Library, but people still know him as the “Gelman guy.” The sophomore, who had lived in the library for about a month, is now a campus celebrity following a report in The Hatchet on his life, he said. “A lot of […]

Two give verbal commitment

Correction appended The GW men’s basketball team has received two verbal commitments for the 2008-09 season. Garland Christian Academy’s (Texas) Matt Allbritton and Bishop Montgomery’s (Calif.) Aaron Ware are both slated to join the Colonials. Allbritton, a 6-foot-4 guard who lives in Garland, Texas, averaged 21.4 points and 6.0 rebounds this season with the Swordsmen. […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Résumé Basics A workshop with tips on creating or updating a résumé to help land the perfect job. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Marvin Center 301 Sponsored by the Career Center Friday Security Policy Forum: Civilian Causalities of War A discussion with Paul Huth, research director of the Center for International Development and Conflict […]

Fired tenured professor loses suit against GW

An engineering professor who sued the University after being forcefully removed from his classroom lost a civil suit in federal court last month. Debabrata Saha, who had taught at GW since 1986, is the first professor in University history to have his tenure revoked. When administrators suspended him pending a review of his tenure in […]

Beck, Lawrence invited to WNBA camp

Thought no GW women’s basketball player was headed to Tampa, Fla., this weekend to play ball? Think again. Seniors Kim Beck and Sarah-Jo Lawrence will head to the Sunshine State today for the WNBA pre-draft camp, held at the University of Tampa Friday and Saturday. “Coach (Joe) McKeown told us about it right after the […]