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.

Greek Brief: Pi Kappa Alpha raises thousands for firefighter foundation

Food, games, dancing and skits marked fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha’s fourth annual Fireman’s Challenge competition this week between sororities, aptly named for its philanthropic goals to raise money for the D.C. Firefighter’s Burn Foundation. The Delta Gamma sorority took home top honors at the competition and helped Pike raise more than $9,000, surpassing last year’s […]

J Street workers request better working conditions

Friday, May 2, 4:07 p.m. A large group of J Street employees signed a petition against Sodexo this March, alleging they have been subject to daily harassment, unfair working conditions and mass layoffs. Forty workers said in the document that they “dread coming to work,” and that firings have forced them to increase their hours […]


In “SEAS students win showcase” (April 24, p. 5), The Hatchet erroneously reported that student presentations included a nanowire transmission of a Star Wars theme song and patterns of cell phone usage around Rome during a soccer game. The presentations were examples used to demonstrate worldwide research trends – not student presentations.

Men’s basketball signs fourth recruit

The GW men’s basketball team has inked a fourth incoming player for next year. Dwayne Smith, a 6-foot-5 forward, confirmed Sunday that he signed a National Letter of Intent with the Colonials last week. Smith is attending Pickering-Ajax High School in Ontario, Canada, and helped lead the Trojans to their second straight Ontario Federation of […]

Fire erupts in Schenley Hall

Hatchet Video: Fire Erupts in Schenley Saturday, May 5, 12:25 a.m., updated 2:16 a.m. An air conditioner erupted in flames in a second floor room of Schenley Hall at about 9:30 p.m. Friday leaving no injuries, a D.C. Fire Department spokesperson said. The sophomore residents of the room – which sustained significant fire damage – […]

Campus Calendar

Monday “The Devil Came on Horseback” Movie Screening Come watch a documentary about the genocide in Darfur shown through the eyes of a U.S. marine. A discussion will follow. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the Jewish Student Association Tuesday Guatemalan President to Speak Hear the Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom […]

Seniors aim to play professionally

Senior Sarah-Jo Lawrence was not selected for the WNBA draft April 9 but may still end up in the league. The Washington Mystics offered Lawrence a tryout last week and she has worked out for the team every day for the past week. She said she has survived the first few cuts but does not […]

GW Hillel celebrates 20th anniversary

Sunday, May 4, 10:03 p.m. GW Hillel raised half a million dollars in a campaign to renovate its aging building, officials said at the Jewish organization’s 20th anniversary Wednesday. Students, alumni and community members attended the event to raise awareness about necessary changes to the Jewish student center at 23rd and H streets. “The building […]

Snapshot: Football Follies

Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet staff photographer (Left to right) GW basketball players sophomore Ivy Abiona, juniors Jamila Bates, Jazmine Adair, Yoland Lavender and sophomore Stefani Munro play a game of football Friday afternoon in University Yard.