April 28, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 59

Stories from the April 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Urban music hits campus

G-D’Urban, a new student organization whose goal is to diversify music at the University and create a record label for GW students, had its first showcase Thursday night in the Marvin Center. The group plans to host writing and producing sessions as well as semester shows with a corresponding compilation album. G-D’Urban organizers said it […]

David Ceasar: For what it’s worth

Staring down the final weeks of a college career, undoubtedly there are questions about the next step in life. While this personal reflection is expected and healthy, it behooves us to also actively explore the University that helped shape us, whether in the graduation survey, faculty evaluations or phone calls to administrators. Thousands of soon-to-be […]

Blind Date: A date too late

After four years at GW, seniors Nicole Wetherell and Mark Levy thought they knew almost everyone in the class of 2008 – until they met each other on a blind date. Though the date was a success, Commencement is only a few weeks away and the pair may never meet again. NICOLE SAYS: I went […]

Journalists honor Murrow’s legacy

Friends, family and colleagues of renowned journalist Edward R. Murrow remembered the broadcast pioneer and lamented the state of reporting today at the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. Murrow’s son Casey, along with CBS colleagues Richard Hottelet and Marvin Kalb, honored the celebrated broadcaster, who died more than 40 years ago. Friday was the 100th anniversary […]

Penetrating real sex education

The mechanics of transsexual intercourse are not likely taught in a high school sex class, but it was a hot topic on 19th Street last week. Students gathered in the Mitchell Hall Theater Monday night to discuss the minutiae of sex with a panel of experts. Door prizes included lubricant, vibrators, sex toys and a […]

Students, organizations and staff members win honors at Excellence Awards

Web Extra Multicultural student groups won some of the highest awards at the 23rd annual Student Activities Center Excellence Awards Wednesday night at Lisner Auditorium. The Pyramid Award, for best student organization of the year, was presented to the Black Student Union, the Asian Student Union and EMeRG. BSU President Charles Basden said it was […]

Ritter rocks Mount Vernon Campus

Impending rain and a change in venue did not stop musician Josh Ritter from performing next to the fountain at the Mount Vernon Campus Saturday night. Fountain Day, which celebrates the activation of the Mount Vernon quad fountain, was moved indoors to the Lloyd Gym because of predicted storms. At the end of Ritter’s show, […]

Taking stress to the streets: chalk it out

When it comes to relieving stress some choose exercise, others choose cigarettes or alcohol. But for over-worked students outside of Gelman Library Thursday afternoon, there was only one way to relieve their tension: draw it out. Last week the University Counseling Center sponsored their annual “chalk-in,” where students, faculty and staff are invited to relieve […]

Kogan rally highlights Sean Bell, campus media

Web Update Tuesday, April 29, 4:15 p.m. A rally in Kogan Plaza Monday to support the black victim of a New York police shooting became an expression of discontent over campus media coverage and the treatment of black organizations at GW. Dozens of students gathered, gave speeches and wore black to protest the recent acquittal […]