April 10, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 54

Stories from the April 10, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Beck swept up by WNBA’s Storm

Kim Beck had class at 3:45 p.m. today like plenty of other GW undergraduates. But not many were having as good a day as she was. The GW women’s basketball senior was selected by the Seattle Storm with the eighth pick in the third round of the 2008 Women’s National Basketball Association Draft Wednesday afternoon. […]

Intelligence czar to address graduates

Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence, will speak at this year’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony. In 1986, McConnell received his master’s degree in Public Administration from GW. Now he is one of the country’s highest-ranking government officials who oversees a variety of agencies including the National Security Agency. McConnell is […]

Wild Art: Wild Windup

Nick Gingold/photo editor Junior Carrie Higdon winds up for a pitch during the softball team’s 6-0 loss to James Madison Wednesday at Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. The Colonials also lost the first game of the doubleheader, 8-0.

NCAA report shows standards

Black student-athletes admitted to GW between 2003-2006 had significantly lower SAT scores than other black students and school officials hope to bolster the academic standing of future black athletes, according to a University report released this week. The report was the result of an eight-month study that is required every decade in order for GW […]

Sing Out!

Students lined up around the block of Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night to see a cappella groups compete in an annual “battle” sponsored by the Class Council. The auditorium was packed with students and alumni, who came to cheer on seven different GW a cappella groups. The participants included the Troubadours, Emocapella, GW Geet, the GW […]

Storm smart to draft Beck

As many of you will already know by the time you read this column, GW women’s basketball player Kimberly Beck was selected in yesterday’s WNBA Draft. She was chosen 36th overall, as the third-round pick of the Seattle Storm, becoming the first GW player taken since Ugo Oha and Cathy Joens in 2004. It should […]

Bhangra Blowout XV: Bigger and better

Bright-colored clothes, hot beats, guest appearances – no, it’s not a hip-hop record premiere party. This is Bhangra Blowout, the 15-year-old brainchild of GW’s South Asian Society. Fourteen years ago, the student group hosted its first Bhangra Blowout – a celebration of percussive music and dancing based on classical Indian music- in a small cafeteria […]

Bar Belle: Paolo’s

Paolo’s 1303 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. I’m not gonna lie, when friends invite me out for a few drinks in Georgetown I come as close as a barbelle can to trading a night out on the town for a solo evening on the couch. Two weeks ago I would have told you that the only good […]

Movie Review: “Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?”

Seems like a fair enough question, doesn’t it? Morgan Spurlock’s sophomore documentary film takes him throughout the Middle East in search of the answer. With his first child well on its way, Spurlock decides to do what he can to make the world safer: travel this perceivably troublesome part of the world to find the […]