May 12, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 1

Stories from the May 12, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Flight of the Conchords performs sold-out show at GW

“Are there any secret agents here tonight?” asked Bret McKenzie, one of two members of the self-proclaimed band-not-duo Flight of the Conchords, who performed to a near-sold out audience at Lisner Auditorium Friday. Such statements represent the band’s unique brand of dry, tongue-in-cheek humor – which can be heard on their recent self-titled album and […]

University warns APES not to reorganize

The University sent letters to former members of the Alpha Pi Epsilon fraternity last month, threatening disciplinary action if any members “reorganize, reconstitute or re-colonize” in any form. This action follows an unprecedented crackdown on the unrecognized fraternity this winter, after pledges reported hazing to the University. The investigation resulted in the expulsion of several […]

Keeping busy in the city

The countdown to Commencement is dwindling and restaurants are getting booked. To keep your family entertained and avoid the reservation rush, The Hatchet has compiled eight unique, food-free things for you and your parents to enjoy before you graduate. Art Metro Stop: Bethesda (Red line) -D.C. resident artist Joan Danziger’s sculptures have graced the city […]

GW graduate O’Connor starts, falls for Nationals

Mike O’Connor’s pitching motion isn’t overly distinct. But when he coils his body, reaches his long left arm far back and releases a fastball, it’s like he is really willing the ball across home plate. Almost like he’s trying to will himself back into the major leagues – this time, to stay. It’s a task […]

Senior Stories: The Politician, David Rosenbaum

When almost 2,000 undergraduate seniors participate in Commencement on the National Mall Sunday they will leave behind their years at GW, but many will not be forgotten. The Hatchet spoke with faculty, staff and students to find 10 seniors who have made a lasting impression during their undergraduate years. It’s not unusual for David Rosenbaum […]

Officials plan contest to promote class bonding

The University plans to launch a school-wide competition this fall to encourage class bonding and community building, officials said this week. The program, dubbed GW Olympathon, is being developed by members of Student and Academic Support Services to encourage students to attend campus events and programming. Senior administrators from SASS said most of the specifics […]

Two dismissed from men’s basketball

Freshman Miles Beatty and junior Cheyenne Moore, two scholarship athletes, have been dismissed from the men’s basketball team, the athletic department announced last week. Head coach Karl Hobbs had previously suspended Beatty for violating a team rule, and the guard sat out the final seven games of the year. “Certain expectations are placed on our […]