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.

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 […]


Golf Lacrosse Ben Solomon/Senior staff photographer GW’s Kristen Karcsh (right) battles Richmond’s Anne Ryan during the Colonials’ 11-10 win Wednesday afternoon.

Saumya Narechania: Abusing the label-maker

My unabashed idealism and liberal enthusiasm will soon be leaving me, so I’m told. You see, I’m a senior, and in May I’ll leave my sheltered world at an elite university; soon I will become an in touch working man who will have to pay taxes. As I start a family, I will realize that […]

Letter to the Editor

Intellectual protest not new I’m very happy to see that the members of STAND are coming to see the value of protest and civil disobedience in the struggle to challenge injustices (April 14, pg. A1). It is an important lesson in politics. As Frederick Douglas said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did […]

Live Review: Spoon in Baltimore

There’s no doubt about it, Spoon has been around the block. Over the past decade the unlikely band of ragtag misfits from Austin, Texas, have made the slow and gradual transition from being Austin’s backyard heroes to America’s greatest underdogs. These elder statesmen of indie-rock have garnered a mass of critics and fans alike, released […]