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.

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 […]

David Ceasar: Bond is only part of the puzzle

The University announced two weeks ago that Commencement’s keynote speaker will be the chairman of the NAACP, and similar to last year, many students are bemoaning the decision. Some have criticized Julian Bond for controversial remarks about conservatives, but most are simply disappointed in the administration not snagging a celebrity. Well, I have a dirty,little […]


In “Amid jeers, Rove speaks to YAF” (March 31, online only), a quote printed by The Hatchet indicated the GW College Democrats organized a disruption that took place during Rove’s speech. The GW Democrats did not organize the disturbance. In “Phi Psi’s dominate SA senate” (April 3, p. 1), The Hatchet erroneously identified a photo […]

Andrew Clark: Separation of home and state

Just when I had started warming up to the Clinton family in the Democratic race, Chelsea went ahead and said something that brought me back to square one and reminded me of what I hate most about politics. Campaigning at Butler University a few weeks ago, the former first daughter was playing her part in […]

Snapshot: Funny Talk

Viktors Dindzans/Hatchet staff photographer Eliot Chang, a comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, performs at the Marvin Center’s Continental Ballroom Saturday evening.

Saumya Narechania: Where’s the GW student voice?

CVS and our University have agreed to bring another pharmacy to campus (despite the numerous other locations already blocks away). The organizations defended the decision by stating that the location is unique and will cater to workers and students in the area. I understand CVS’s motivation to bring in a new store; I’m sure they’ve […]

Staff Editorial: What you don’t know can hurt you

One of the defining characteristics of the GW population is its diversity of backgrounds. Students come to Foggy Bottom from all 50 states and numerous nations, enriching campus life and furthering cultural knowledge. However, as evidenced by issues such as sexual education, this unique composition brings unique challenges. According to Human Sexuality professor Rebecca Fox, […]