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.

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 […]

SoB class sells GW gear

This semester a business school class began operating Colonial Promos, a company that sells customized bulk items like t-shirts, water bottles and ponchos to Greek-letter organizations and University departments. The eight students in management 195 are working with a parent company, On Sale Promos, which already has a relationship with the University of Maryland. “We […]

Letters to the Editor

UPD handles issue appropriately In regards to the Jennifer Sales incident (April 7, p. 3), I would like to commend the University Police Department for their appropriate handling of the matter. In an age where many students feel that they don’t need to be accountable for their actions, Sales was presented with a choice and […]

Elliott School honors Brubeck

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck traveled behind the Iron Curtain 50 years ago on behalf of the State Department. On Tuesday, he visited the Elliott School of International Affairs for a discussion about risky diplomacy during the Cold War. The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 1958 cultural diplomacy tour took the four musicians to Poland, India, Pakistan, […]

Ted Turner discusses the importance of warding off climate change

Web Extra Ted Turner, the billionaire and philanthropist who started CNN, told a sold out crowd of students Wednesday night at the Jack Morton Auditorium the environment is, “the most difficult challenge the world will face.” Turner said the environment is at risk from overuse of fossil fuels. If society doesn’t work to sustain healthy […]

Pelosi: Democrats need unity

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told college journalists during a taping of an mtvU show at GW on Tuesday morning that a joint ticket with Democratic candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) is impossible. Such a joint ticket would not help the Democrats win votes in the general election if either […]

The Aston to house law students starting Aug. 1

When the University reopens the The Aston after a year of renovations this spring, it will become the first residence hall solely for students in a specific graduate program. Located on 21st Street and New Hampshire Avenue, The Aston will reopen Aug. 1, after more than one year of being closed to students for renovations, […]