April 7, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 53

Stories from the April 7, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

From the diamond to the ice

From the time when she was young, Elana Meyers dreamed of going to the Olympics. In what capacity, she wasn’t sure, but she knew she wanted to be on a national team and then compete for her country. The former GW softball standout may finally have her chance in January 2010. Meyers will compete for […]

Report: Number of minority high school graduates will rise

In the next decade, minority students will outnumber white students graduating high school, according to a recently released report on higher education. But officials at GW said this nationwide shift, identified by a Western Interstate Higher Education report, will not affect how the school recruits prospective applicants. “The changes in high school graduation population, whether […]

Softball tallies two wins

Given GW’s proximity to the epicenter of America’s government, it would only make sense that life would imitate politics. Just as Hillary Clinton ended a month-long losing streak with a comeback in the March 4 Democratic primaries, culminating with a win in Rhode Island, the GW softball team also ended its nine-game losing streak with […]

Court acquits GW student of assault

A sophomore charged with assault was acquitted in Superior Court Friday, but convicted of contempt of court for violating a court order not to meet with the alleged victim. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Ryan Skolnick in October 2007 after a fight outside Thurston Hall. The altercation was broken up by police and he was […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s basketball Senior Kim Beck was named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s honorable mention All-American. Classmate Sarah-Jo Lawrence was named to the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award All-America Second Team, which recognizes excellence on both the court and in the classroom. Both players were invited to work out for WNBA teams this weekend in Tampa, Fla. […]

Gym Class Heroes play GW

Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travis McCoy told a packed house at Smith Center that he planned to “have sex with your ear vaginas” before his band performed for more than an hour Saturday night. Musical acts Tyga and Kidz in the Hall opened Spring Fling’s concert – which had 400 more attendees than last […]

Commencement speaker causes strife

Some conservative students on campus say the chairman of the NAACP is the wrong choice for a keynote speaker due to a history of controversial, anti-Republican comments. Senior Alex Haimann created a petition asking the University to reconsider Julian Bond’s invitation as Commencement speaker. The GW chapter of the Young America’s foundation and the College […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Inside the Minds of Kids Who Become Terrorists A discussion with Corinne A. Schmidt, author and former correspondent for The Times of London, ABC News and The Washington Post. 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 1957 E St., Suite 501 Sponsored by Multicultural Student Services Center Tuesday Battle of the A Capella Groups Watch seven […]

GW accepted 36 percent of applicants

The University accepted nearly the same percentage of applicants as last year, a stark contrast to a nationwide trend of lower college admission rates. The admissions office sent its decisions to thousands of high school seniors last week. Kathy Napper, the executive dean for admissions, said GW received more than 19,300 applications and admitted 6,750 […]

Greek Brief: Greek fee increase draws concerns from fraternity members

This semester’s $2 per-fraternity member increase in Inter-Fraternity Council dues has left many fraternity members angry at and confused with the IFC. The IFC, a fraternity governing body, said a $5 fee is necessary for them to continue supporting IFC fraternities. Last year dues were only $3 per fraternity member, and two years ago the […]