January 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 35

Stories from the January 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Scalia judges moot court competition

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia presided over oral arguments in the championship round of the Law School’s Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition last week. The annual competition, which began in September, allows students to practice oral and written legal skills by researching cases, writing briefs and presenting oral arguments. Third-year law students Christina […]

Admissions stats favor early decision

Though overall applications to the University decreased slightly this year, the school saw a major shift in when people apply – with a vast number choosing early decision over regular admission. Total applications to the University decreased 2.3 percent this year, despite a 43 percent increase in early decision applicants, said Kathryn Napper, executive dean […]

Campus groups commemorate Roe v. Wade

Anti-abortion and abortion-rights groups on campus marked the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Thursday. Several GW groups commemorated the occasion, holding rallies, celebrations and demonstrations around campus. The anniversary of Roe v. Wade came during President Barack Obama’s second full day of office. He called the Supreme Court decision a “sensitive and decisive issue,” […]

Students rally in support of Israel

Correction appended More than 100 students gathered in Kogan Plaza Thursday evening to show their support for Israel in the violent Gaza conflict that shook the country for several weeks. Wearing blue and white ribbons, the colors of the Israeli flag, students at the rally shared personal stories and experiences to defend Israel and what […]

National Security Archive seeks Bush e-mails

Just before the Bush administration left the White House, a judge ordered a search of all White House computers, giving the National Security Archive – housed in Gelman Library – a key breakthrough in a lawsuit they have led since 2007. A report by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington uncovered that more […]

Keeping secrets

Can you keep a secret? Try keeping 300,000 of them. That’s what the sold-out crowd in Lisner Auditorium Friday night contemplated as Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, spoke about his role as “America’s most trusted stranger” and how his community art project became an international phenomenon. PostSecret began about four years ago when Warren mailed […]

Students recognized for service

Four students and one staff member were honored for their contributions of service to the GW community and the public at the University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Ceremony Thursday night, hosted by the Multicultural Students Services Center. Students Elizabeth Acevedo, Charles Basden Jr., Andrea Criollo, Christine French and staff member Tim Miller […]

Snapshot: Spring Rush

Harry Bergmann/Hatchet photographer Junior Daniel Gardener prepares a shirt for this week’s rush events alongside other Delta Tau Delta brothers.

Buzzing for Change becomes nonprofit group

By shaving heads and cutting hair to donate to cancer patients, Buzzing for Change – a charitable student organization founded at GW – has moved above and beyond the confines of Foggy Bottom. The program, which also raises money for local cancer charities, now has branches at four other college campuses and wants to expand […]

GW’s Chi Omega inducted as official chapter

After weeks of re-establishing a presence on campus, GW’s Chi Omega colony was formally recognized and members were initiated Saturday afternoon. The 114 women held an initiation ceremony at the Washington Marriott, where they participated in rituals and a celebratory banquet. “These rituals are the special connections that brought us together and that will continue […]