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.

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 […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball The baseball team dropped all three of its games against Dayton this weekend, falling to 6-9 in Atlantic 10 play. The Colonials were outscored 14-4 in the two games they played on Saturday, and GW fell behind quickly in both defeats. A pair of homeruns by outfielder Charlie Kruer was one of the bright […]

Snapshot: Car Pool

Viktors Dindzans/Hatchet staff photographer (Left to right) Ross Roberts, Carlos Paz Jr., Val Garagiola, Paul Marmaro, Rob Miller, Jill Handley Henk and Ben Redmond relax in their makeshift pool Friday afternoon outside Kogan Plaza on H Street. Temperatures in Foggy Bottom rose to about 85 degrees Friday.

Security guards get wage increase

Security guards who patrol GW-owned buildings are now earning several dollars more per hour after four security guard contractors and a union negotiated a pay increase this month. Representatives of the local Service Employees International Union announced last week they signed four-year contracts with D.C. security guard contractors Securitas, Admiral Security, AlliedBarton and Guardsmark. The […]

Double Booked: Student officers balance patrol and courses

Chris Gearhart is an undergraduate student at GW pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He attends class, does his homework, studies for tests and tries his best to get good grades. But Gearhart, a full-time University Police Department officer, is not your typical undergrad. “I decided that going to school and being an officer would […]

Leah Carliner: No longer saving the things left unsaid

There’s nothing like seeing your name in The Hatchet. Nothing. It’s one of the best student papers in the country, it’s read by all of your peers and it’s often sprawled across elevator floors on Sunday mornings by those drunk kids that just can’t keep their hands off of it. The first time I really […]

The Royal Treatment

During the month of April, there’s only one place that a girl can be seen without her makeup. Ladies can get primped and powdered at the Knight Spa, hosted on Thursday and Friday nights at the Erwin Gomez Salon & Spa in Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue. At the social pre-game party, Gomez’s salon provides their […]

Search narrows for new CPS dean

A group of 15 candidates are vying to replace the dean of the College of Professional Studies, who will step down Aug. 1. The search for the successor to CPS Dean Roger Whitaker, who has held the post for seven years, began earlier this semester and will finish at the end of June. “It would […]