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.

Letters to the Editor

Talk of ‘caucus’ premature As a member of the senate-elect, I read with interest your article on the new, Phi Psi-heavy composition of the senate. While I would disagree with Joint Elections Committee Chairman Ben Balter that Phi Psi senators are somehow incapable of representing students, I would also disagree with Kyle Boyer that no […]

Roosevelt Island bridge proposal gains momentum

A proposal to create a bridge between Foggy Bottom and Theodore Roosevelt Island is gaining momentum in community and political circles. A Dupont Circle resident has spearheaded an effort to connect the island, located in the middle of the Potomac River, to D.C. with a new bridge which would span from Virginia Avenue to Rosslyn, […]

Students help on James Bond set

Not many doctoral residents can add “James Bond movie” to their résumés. This spring, residents in GW’s School of Medicine and Health Science’s emergency medicine program worked as physicians for the cast and crew of the new James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace.” Residents rotated doing one-week stints for six weeks during filming in Chile […]

Director of national intelligence to speak at CCAS graduation

Wednesday, April 9, 10:23 a.m. The director of national intelligence will speak at this year’s Columbian College of Art and Science’s graduation ceremony. Mike McConnell, who received a master’s from GW in 1986, will also receive an honorary doctorate of public service during the noon event. “I am deeply honored to be returning to my […]

Photo comes to life at GW

Considering college students’ obsession with posting pictures on Facebook, it might be hard to imagine a world in which some photographs are hidden from sight and never allowed to see the light of day. But this is the world described in “The Falling Man,” a play written by GW alumnus Matthew Johnson and presented by […]

Thurston’s sex life

It doesn’t take much to make a freshman giggle. The simple mention of sex and Thurston in the same sentence seems to do the trick. Once rumored to be the second most sexually active dorm in the country, Thurston’s notoriety as a sex colony is hard to shake, despite the falsity of the urban legend. […]

Groping doesn’t always lead to more

The scene is that of a typical nightclub: techno-infused pop shakes the floor, rainbow lights flicker and sweaty guys grind up on girls in backless tanks. Add to the mix shirtless men, guys with knee-length boots French-kissing, girls holding hands and making out, and you have Apex. A self-described gay club, the dance floor on […]

University awards scholarships

In the past 19 years, the University has offered 99 D.C. students full tuition, free housing and textbooks as part of the Trachtenberg Scholarship. On Friday, in a surprise ceremony, a few more also received these honors. Families of the scholarship’s finalists gathered in the Benjamin Banneker High School auditorium where University President Steven Knapp […]

Virgin values

Those that are abstinent from sexual activity typically avoid sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. But many religious students, including those at GW, cite another perk: being saved. Although 56 percent of college students have had sex according to a 2003 report, religious values trump the highly sexual college atmosphere for many students of different […]

Stripping the cover

Kathleen Rooney is proof that there are plenty of jobs out of college. She is also proof that someone with a major in English and creative writing can turn nude modeling into a book. Rooney, who is also an aide in the U.S. Senate, began nude modeling for drawing and sculpture classes in 2002, her […]