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.

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 […]

Laura Treanor: Pondering the Pope

This is an abridged version of an article Laura wrote in the April 21, 2008, edition of The Hatchet. When I first got word that the pope was coming to D.C. as part of the first U.S. pontifical tour in over a decade, I decided that I would see him. I did not realize at […]

Women down Duquesne again

In a game where inconsistency was the overwhelming theme, the only constant was the end result. GW beat Duquesne at the Smith Center for the 22nd straight time Saturday afternoon, this time by a score of 85-82. The game started off well for the Colonials (11-8, 3-1 Atlantic 10), who began the contest with a […]

What’s the deal with the locked individual study rooms in Gelman?

Any GW student who has ever wandered around Gelman Library’s upper floors looking for quiet study space has most likely come upon the small offices lining the fourth and fifth floors. The rooms, which seem to always be unoccupied and always locked, are tempting to many students because of the peace and privacy they offer. […]

Claire Autruong: The real face of Facebook

Let’s face it. Facebook really isn’t just for us college kids anymore. Those of us who waited anxiously for our college e-mail addresses back in 2004 and 2005 so that we could make profiles on the new, exclusive college Web site would hardly even recognize that old site today. Facebook has become a new kind […]