April 17, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 56

Stories from the April 17, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Corrections and Clarifications

In “Order of the Hippo inducts 12th class of new members” (April 14, p. A5), a quote printed by The Hatchet indicated that GW alumnus Justin Neidig did not know anything about the society’s initiation dinner. He said he did know something about the dinner, but did not know if Student Association President Nicole Capp […]

Experts, students observe Israel’s 60th anniversary

Web Extra At GW, traditionally a hotbed of Middle East debate, experts are putting Israel’s 60th anniversary into context, saying that the U.S. has been an important part to the state’s survival. Samuel Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and director of the State Department’s policy planning staff, said at the Elliott School Monday that […]

Baseball drops contest to Towson

ARLINGTON, Va., April 16 — Among Jackie Robinson’s innumerable accomplishments was his ability to overcome adversity. Unfortunately, the GW baseball team was unable to emulate this spirit in the seventh annual Jackie Robinson game, played Wednesday afternoon a day after the anniversary of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger. The team was unable to […]

At Nationals Park, pope condemns abuse

Thursday, April 17, 4:25 p.m. Pope Benedict XVI condemned the sexual abuse of minors by American clergy and prayed for forgiveness on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church during a standing-room-only mass at Nationals Park Thursday morning. The sexual abuse scandal has been a sore spot for the Catholic Church in America since the crisis […]

Organization will honor sports pioneer

As the baseball community celebrates the 61st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the sport’s color barrier, the GW Jackie Robinson Society will honor him with its own event in the Jack Morton Auditorium. The GW organization, founded in 1999 to honor Jackie Robinson, will present awards to two D.C. community members Thursday for their embodiment […]

Kalb talks to Pulitzer-winning investigative journalists

Web Extra Marvin Kalb grilled Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker and Dana Priest of The Washington Post about what investigative journalists owe to society during a sold-out conversation at the National Press Club Monday night. Hersh and Priest, both Pulitzer prize-winning journalists, spoke about the challenge of deciding what information to disclose in print […]

Staff Editorial: Plausible changes for study abroad

With a few weeks left in her term as Student Association president, Nicole Capp has recently tackled an issue that will inevitably roll over into the next academic year – study abroad reform. Capp should be commended for her efforts, but first the administration must acknowledge that the current study abroad system warrants reconsideration. SA […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Battle of the Bands 2008 A benefit concert to support St. Jude Children’s Hospital featuring a raffle, food and bands including The White Hat, The Fighting Janes, Famous Corners, Kill Lincoln and more. Tickets $3 in advance or $5 at the door 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Epsilon […]

Claire Autruong: Reimagining general requirements

I received an e-mail the other day from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences asking me to take a survey I couldn’t wait to fill out. If there’s one topic besides academic advising guaranteed to outrage a CCAS student, it’s General Curriculum Requirements. I’m no exception. After three years at GW, I had plenty […]

Josh Akman: Selling research to students

A few weeks ago, students received multiple e-mails regarding an undergraduate research symposium that few knew existed. For most GW students, undergraduate research means required papers and possibly a senior thesis. Yet alongside GW’s attempts to increase its academic reputation, it is crucial that undergraduate research be emphasized on this campus – especially by the […]