April 21, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 57

Stories from the April 21, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Correlation is not causation

Have GW’s undergraduate programs reached a glass ceiling of intellectual talent? Or, in the spirit of last Thursday’s Hatchet front page, are we getting dumber? The glaring headline “Intelligent students decrease” greeted the GW community and the throngs of admitted high school seniors and parents here last week for spring visits. These three words likely […]

Inside Our Pages | Jake Sherman: An ad, certainly not an endorsement

Sometimes advertisements in newspapers can take on a life of their own. An advertisement that appeared in The Hatchet on April 14 did just that. On Page 2, our campus news page, David Horowitz, a controversial conservative author who has appeared at GW, took out a half-page ad claiming that the Muslim Student Association is […]

Book sale will aid public schools

“Carpe Diem” might sound familiar if you took a high school Latin class, but “Carpe Librum” is the new saying gaining traction around Foggy Bottom. “Carpe Librum,” Latin for “seize the book,” is a used bookstore that opened on campus a few weeks ago to raise money for programs in D.C. public schools. The store, […]

Alex Winn: The road to sustainability

The signing of The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment by University President Steven Knapp marks an important milestone for the University on the road to sustainability. With this commitment, GW joins 518 other colleges and universities who have agreed to make their institutions carbon neutral. The UPCC along with the President’s Task Force […]

GW Expat: From prude…to nude

BERLIN – I guess I am officially European. I no longer have issues with public nudity. A few weeks ago, some friends invited me to go swimming at the Badeschiff – a barge turned indoor swimming pool and sauna in the middle Berlin’s Spree River. The idea of jumping into a heated pool in the […]


In “Intelligent students decrease” (April 17, p. A1), The Hatchet erroneously reported that the University commissioned the report “The Decline in Elite Freshmen Admissions.” Members of a Faculty Senate committee commissioned the report.

Sex Column: “Punch-drunk lust”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you an anonymous columnist, Delilah, to report on sex at GW. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. There’s nothing greater than hearing those three perfect words from the perfect guy. There’s also nothing worse than hearing […]

Pondering The Pope

Last Thursday I visited the new Nationals Park for the first time. The $8 tickets my friends and I purchased put us in the nosebleed section and I could barely see the players. Exactly one week later, I visited the stadium for the second time. Only this time I was closer to the field, close […]

Columbian College mulls GCR changes

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will release a recommendation on the school’s general curriculum requirements next fall that could call for fewer introductory course requirements, CCAS administrators said. A committee composed of students, faculty and parents is reviewing CCAS’s current GCR requirements. If any changes are made, the number of GCRs will decrease […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Stephen Hawking Discussion Hawking will discuss “why we should go into space” as part of NASA’s 50th anniversary lecture series. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Sponsored by the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Space Policy Institute and the Lockheed Martin Corporation Learn How to Please Your Partner Students and professional experts […]