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.

University closes Thurston for second summer

Students attending Colonial Inauguration will once again miss out on the Thurston Hall experience as the residence hall undergoes its second consecutive summer of renovations. Last summer, GW embarked on a $13 million project to replace many of the freshman residence hall’s windows and to install new elevators and sprinklers. The University did not complete […]

SA president tackles study abroad woes

In the waning weeks of her administration, Student Association President Nicole Capp met with the director of the Office of Study Abroad to address a growing number of concerns students have with the office. Capp, Rob Hallworth, the director of the Office of Study Abroad, and Donna Scarboro, the assistant vice president for special and […]

GW preps for student loan scare

The subprime mortgage crisis, which tore through the financial markets over the last year, has reached student loans. Officials at GW are wary, but confident that students here will be able to find loans to cover the University’s sky-high tuition. While no schools or students have reported problems accessing aid yet, potential shortfalls have sent […]

Mock trial team nabs first place

GW Mock Trial will begin its next competitive season ranked No. 1 in the nation after finishing in second place in a national tournament last week. The rankings, which are determined by a team’s performance in the last three National Championship Tournaments, place GW ahead of Harvard University and the University of Virginia, who will […]

Activists protest lax gun laws on anniversary of shootings

Web Extra For three minutes, a silent crowd of demonstrators filled the steps of the Supreme Court with their lifeless bodies on the one year anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech in an appeal for stricter gun laws. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sponsored the lie-in, which attracted prominent activists including the […]

GW Brief: School of Business to offer sports management master’s program

Web Extra The School of Business will offer a dynamic new master’s program for graduate students in search of hands-on experience in the sports management field starting this fall. The program, which will initially only accept 10 graduate students, will provide participants the opportunity to take courses that incorporate experience at new Nationals Stadium and […]

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 […]