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.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fair Trade Rice Cook Off Several different student groups will compete with rice dishes from around the world, as well as live music, entertainment and free food. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Columbian Square, Marvin Center Sponsored by GW Students for Fair Trade Saturday Aces and Bases Join the GW women’s softball and tennis […]

Greek Brief: Delta Gamma’s Anchor Bowl raised $11,000 for the blind

The Delta Gamma sorority hosted its annual Anchor Bowl philanthropy event last week and raised more than $11,000 for a non-profit that provides aid to the visually impaired. The weeklong competition kicked off with three days of penny wars where anyone could support the fraternity of their choice by dropping spare change into buckets. Freshman […]

Corrections

In “Virgin Values” (April 7, p. 7), The Hatchet misspelled Josh Ginsberg’s name. In “Gym Class Heroes play GW,” (April 7, p. 1), The Hatchet failed to identify the writers who contributed to the article. Rustin Partow, Nash Robinson and Devin Smith contributed to the report.

Crime Log

Correction appended Disorderly conduct 4/2/08 – Hall on Virginia Avenue – Noon – case closed During a health and safety inspection of the building, staff found a halogen lamp in a resident’s room – a violation of the housing agreement. The female student did not want the lamp confiscated from the room, so she attempted […]

Snapshot: Playful Pit

Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet staff photographer GW Law student Eric Malis plays with Cocoa, a pitbull-terrier puppy put up for adoption by the Washington Humane Society Wednesday afternoon in University Yard.

Staff Editorial: J Street changes do little to alleviate dining problems

Student Association President Nicole Capp announced this week that Sodexho and the University have reached an agreement to allow a rollover policy for students’ mandatory J Street funds. While credit must be given to the SA for negotiating and implementing such a plan, it fails to address the inherent fact that mandatory spending is not […]

Staff Editorial: Switch to Gmail long overdue

News of a GW switch to Google Mail is welcome news for students forced to deal with the miniscule storage space of 20 megabytes on the current Colonial Mail system. Gmail has over 6,000 megabytes of storage space available and other appreciated functions like search tools and chat and calendar options. With more and more […]

Sophie Zavaglia: Olympic games present opportunity

With recent Tibetan uprisings, constant protesting and only a few months left before opening ceremonies, it’s easy to get caught up in a furor over the 2008 Summer Olympics. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk were among the first world leaders to officially pledge to boycott the opening ceremonies. French President […]

Jake Sherman: Pelosi shows youth matters

While Ryan Crocker, the ambassador to Iraq, and Gen. David Petraeus, America’s top military commander in Iraq, sat in front of lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the top legislator in America sat with four college students in Gelman Library. Weird. The night before, we spent hours ticking off the questions. Sitting on the second floor of […]

College Democrats sponsor lively debate on religion

Web Extra Secularists and their opponents sparred over faith and politics in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Wednesday night. The forum, hosted by the GW College Democrats, featured a panel that included a professor, a clergyman, a nontheist, a journalist and a Congressman – all of whom contributed their own ideas on religion’s role in […]