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.

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, […]

Multicultural Greek Council urges recognition

The Multicultural Greek Council is working with the University to gain more credibility among administrators and other Greek-letter communities on campus. MGC leaders met Wednesday with Tim Miller, the executive director of the Student Activity Center, and Dean Harwood, the director of Greek life, to discuss ways for MGC to work with SAC and achieve […]

Hobbs named in coaching search

The post-Final Four coaching carousel is spinning and some think GW’s head men’s basketball coach is aboard, waiting to be plucked. The Providence Journal reported that Karl Hobbs, who just finished his seventh year at the helm of a Colonials basketball program he revitalized, is a candidate for the head coaching job at Providence College. […]

Brendan Polmer: Google is forever

This is it, everyone – my last column on the opinions page of The Hatchet. Ever. Hard to believe, really. I’ve crashed this page about once a month or so ever since my sophomore year, and let me tell you – it’s been real. It was really fun back in the day being a rebel […]

Bus options abound

GW students with only a few dollars to spare are now able to hop on a bus to New York City and get out of the District. Starting May 30, Megabus, a subsidiary of Coach USA, will become the second company to open a route between downtown D.C. and New York’s Penn Station that can […]

Samuel Collins Jr.: Business as usual?

As the year winds to a close, it is time to evaluate the progress the University has made this year and assess the goals for tomorrow. One year into his presidency, University President Steven Knapp has worked to mold GW into an academic powerhouse, shifting the focus former D.C. Business Leader of the Year Stephen […]

Black Student Union celebrates 40 years

Members of the Black Student Union celebrated the organization’s 40th anniversary Friday night in Marvin Center, reflecting on the group’s historic role as a voice for black students at GW. Although the BSU strives to achieve its founders’ goals, BSU co-President Charles Basden said the organization has changed and grown significantly over its 40 years. […]

Letter to the Editor

2008 Olympics: To watch is to support I am flummoxed by Sophie Zavaglia’s (April 10, p., 4) case for why we as Americans should watch the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. After going to great lengths to highlight China’s innumerable sins, from domestic repression to the tacit sanctioning of genocide in Sudan, Zavaglia somehow concludes that […]