April 24, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 58

Stories from the April 24, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Note: Metro offical interested in reduced student fare

GW students are one step closer to riding the Metro at a reduced rate. The leader of the District’s public transportation system expressed interest last week in giving Metro discounts to local university students. Christopher Zimmerman, chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, wrote this in a letter last week to the president of […]

James Madison bests Colonials in extra innings

When a player is slumping, he’ll try anything to break out of his funk. He’ll wear his socks lower, change his batting gloves and even try a new flavor of bubble gum. But what do you do when a whole team is slumping? That’s a little tougher. The GW baseball team is in the process […]

Softball drops doubleheader against Terrapins

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The 16-point margin that separated the GW softball team and its opponent, Maryland, in the second game of Wednesday afternoon’s doubleheader was anything but sweet for the Colonials. After all, GW lost the 17-1 game after losing the first contest 3-0 at Robert E. Taylor Stadium. “We weren’t sharp,” coach Kim […]

Letter to the Editor

Headline deters incoming students I am writing in regard to the article “Intelligent Students Decrease” (April 17, p. 1), that was featured on the front page of last Thursday’s paper. I personally feel that it was extremely bad timing to put such an article on the front page, as it was the most available newspaper […]

Calder Stembel: Politics versus arts? Diversify the GW education

Every two years in D.C., some offices in Congress are renewed. Every eight years a new president takes office. These electoral cycles are widely celebrated by GW students, many of whom have contributed time or money to political campaigns. I am more interested in another District cycle, however: the seasonal rotation of actors and directors, […]

Staff Editorial: Armed and dangerous?

Last week, the International Association for Campus Law Enforcement Administrators released a report co-authored by University Police Department Chief Dolores Stafford that promotes the use of firearms by college police forces. Yet when The Hatchet asked if Stafford supported such changes for the GW campus, she redirected the question to senior administrators. In the year […]

First crime museum to open

D.C. is a city known for its world-class museums, where one can learn about everything from natural history to modern art. Now, District patrons can also educate themselves about crime. The Crime and Punishment Museum, which is slated to open in May and co-developed by John Walsh, host of the “America’s Most Wanted” television show, […]

SEAS students win showcase

Engineering students took home cash prizes at a showcase Wednesday for outstanding research and development projects, in front of a packed crowd of professionals from laboratories and engineering companies. Of the 57 projects from masters and doctoral candidates in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, three students won cash prizes. The projects included a […]

Republican senator says Dems can win in 2008

Web Extra Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said it would be unlikely for a Republican candidate to win the 2008 presidential election at a discussion Wednesday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Either Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) or Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) can win the general election in November, he said. […]

Jess Calefati: True life: I’m a journalist

As I prepare to graduate and to embark on the extremely uncertain chapter of my life otherwise known as adulthood, I do know one thing for sure – without The Hatchet, I would not be a journalist. Unlike some of my 2140 G colleagues, journalism has not been running through my veins since birth, or […]