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.

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 […]

Honors enrollment down

The University Honors Program has failed to meet its enrollment goals for the past few years, even after launching a revamped curriculum this fall, according to a Faculty Senate report. The new honors program attracted only 90 freshmen this fall and has not reached its annual enrollment target of 125 students since 2005. In the […]

Brendan Polmer: Obviously, not in it for the money

As any editor at The Hatchet will attest, there are several perks that come along with the job, no matter which section you control (news, sports, life, opinions, arts). Seeing your name in print, having editorial control over content, being in charge of a group of writers, feeling elitist – these are all reasons. One […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Chalk In A time to relax, relieve your stress and draw with chalk. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. In front of Gelman Library Sponsored by the University Counseling Center Friday Margaret Mead Film Festival 2007-2008 Come enjoy a film about a woman living with Asperger’s syndrome. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 1957 E St.,Room […]

Lizzie Wozobski: Signed, sealed, delivered: I’m gone

Dear Hatchet, So this is awkward, saying goodbye in front of thousands of readers (or people who happen to pick up this issue for Sudoku and the crossword). I mean, we’ve been together for four years. Four! Who knew it would last this long? That’s longer than marriages, wars, presidencies even. Life has changed a […]

Crime Log

Destruction 4/18/08 – Townhouse Row – 8:45 a.m. – case open A female complainant reported to a University Police Department officer that someone broke her window with an object and woke her up. Officers could not identify who threw the object. Open case 4/20/08 – Potomac House – time unknown – case open A complainant […]

Celebrating Earth Day

University President Steven Knapp added GW to a growing list of colleges committed to combating global warming during the University’s first official celebration of Earth Day. Knapp signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment on the Duqu?s Hall terrace Tuesday morning. GW joined a list of more than 500 universities that have signed […]

Snapshot: Business Boarding

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Sophomore Anthony Acosta shows off some tricks Wednesday on his skateboard next to the School of Business at Duqu?s Hall.

Hawking pushes for increased study of outer space

Acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking called for renewed interest in the study of outer space and science, in a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of NASA at the Jack Morton Auditorium on Monday. The Cambridge University professor and renowned author said society is increasingly regulated by science and technology, but few students are pursuing scientif careers […]