April 14, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 55

Stories from the April 14, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Lacrosse loses to Denver

On Senior Day, the GW lacrosse team dropped the ball. The Colonials fell to the University of Denver 13-9 at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex Sunday afternoon. It was the squad’s fifth straight loss and final non-conference game. GW led in shots, ground balls and draw controls (the latter of which coach Tara Hannaford said […]

University holds first Relay for Life in Smith Center

About 500 GW students and community members camped out in Smith Center Saturday night as part of a walk-a-thon that generated about $60,000 for cancer research. At GW’s Relay for Life – a 12-hour event sponsored by Program Board – students dressed in costumes, played root beer pong, competed in a Pretty, Pretty Princess pageant […]

Crew hosts annual regatta

Every time a rowing crew disembarked its long, slender boat and carried its shell to the Thompson Boathouse on the Potomac River, people got in the way. It is just what happens when you jam 13 crews, spectators and tourists into Washington Harbor on a Saturday afternoon in April. And every time the crew had […]

NPR host brings radio feel to Lisner

In a dimly lit Lisner Auditorium Saturday night, public radio personality Ira Glass opened his show with what he called “the feel of radio.” Glass, who began his radio career at National Public Radio when he was 19, hosts “This American Life,” and now a television spin off on the Showtime Network under the same […]

Blind Date: Not the right type

Sophomore Carly Donnelly and junior Jeffrey DeSousa enjoyed a friendly Thursday evening at Luigi’s Restaurant. Friendly was as good as it got though, and not even the stems of roses that Jeffrey gave to Carly could save him from plutonic purgatory. Date Bios Carly Donnelly Year: Sophomore Age: 19 Hometown: Baltimore, Md. Name: Jeffrey DeSousa […]

Order of the Hippo inducts 12th class of new members

Students, alumni and administrators donned gowns, tuxedos and gold hippo pins Friday night in celebration of a pseudo-secret society’s 12th annual induction dinner, which was held at the Law School. Most of the 20 attendees who entered the Law School denied the Order of the Hippo’s existence but failed to provide an explanation for their […]

In advising, questions of how to achieve success

Sophomore Sarah Khederian is frustrated. As a double major in political science and international affairs, she has two advisers and a slew of questions. When she visited her academic counselor in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences for help with registration, the adviser rattled off a prewritten statement that sounded like it came directly […]

District prepares for pope’s visit

Correction appended Catholic groups on campus and throughout the District are preparing to celebrate this week’s arrival of their revered religious leader, the pope. Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in the nation’s capitol to be greeted by President George W. Bush on Tuesday, April 15 and will remain in Washington until the April 17. Benedict […]

Snapshot: Flying Felipe

Ben Solomon/Senior staff photographer The Washington Nationals’ Felipe Lopez dives toward Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar and second base during Atlanta’s 10-2 win Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C.

Students vie for Bhangra title

Fifteen years ago a small group of GW students gathered in a campus dining hall to celebrate Indian dance. That annual event occurred again on Saturday night, but now with several thousand attendees and celebrities at DAR Constitution Hall. It’s Bhangra Blowout. The dance competition, hosted by GW’s South Asian Society, drew about 4,000 people, […]