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.

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 […]

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 […]