April 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 51

Stories from the April 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW UNICEF festival raises awareness of child labor

Web Extra GW UNICEF fused food with fashion, dance and philanthropy to raise awareness about child labor around the world during their third annual International Festival, held Tuesday night in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. As a college chapter of the United Nations Children’s Fund, GW UNICEF works with the GW community on issues and […]

Students counter Westboro church protests

Web Extra GW students and D.C. residents joined forces Monday morning to stand against the Westboro Baptist Church, a group notorious for its vehement anti-gay protests. Westboro members were in the District this week, conducting protests around the city and at George Mason University in Virginia. When the Church announced it would be demonstrating outside […]

Vandals steal CUA papers

Catholic University police are investigating why more than 2,000 issues of The Tower, Catholic University’s student newspaper, were stolen and disposed of across their campus last Friday. The paper’s staff believes the incident may be related to an ongoing homosexuality debate on its pages. Vandals tore up numerous issues of the paper and left them […]

‘Little Rock Nine’ member says education inequality remains

The United States’ education system is still plagued with inequalities, the youngest member of the Little Rock Nine told an audience at the Marvin Center earlier this week. Carlotta Walls LaNier spoke Monday night about her experience as one of the first black students to attend an all-white public school following the landmark 1954 Supreme […]

‘Planet Forward’ tapes in SMPA

“Planet Forward,” an Internet and television project devoted to promoting public discussion on environmental issues, taped its first television show in the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night. President Barack Obama’s top energy and climate change adviser Carol Browner joined moderator Frank Sesno, an SMPA professor and CNN correspondent, for a two-hour taping. The project began […]

Politico hosts Maryland congressman at Starbucks

Web Extra An intimate group of students gathered in the Gelman Library Starbucks Wednesday night to participate in a discussion with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland’s Eighth District in an event sponsored by Politico. Van Hollen serves as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which he said is working to “motivate voters […]

Cory Struble: Affording college

The current economic crisis has focused much of the government and the media’s attention on how to keep homeowners in homes, investors in the stock market and bankers in the business of lending. Almost absent and yet equally important in this dialogue is the question of how to keep students in school. For years, students […]

Staff Editorial: Heads up, OCS

Seven million dollars is up for grabs and GW should be doing everything it can to get its fair share. More specifically speaking, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act that is waiting to be signed into law will provide $7 million divided among 25 institutions to encourage service learning. It is not yet clear […]

Election Reaction: Different takes on SA election 2009

Motivation for change Sophomore Julie Bindelglass, next year’s SA president, is the current Finance Committee chair. It’s funny how much thinking you can get done when you’re outside on H Street for two days, in the cold and the rain, trying to pass out palm cards asking passersby to vote for you in an election […]

EMeRG buys second ambulance

The University’s student-run emergency response organization, EMeRG, will soon begin using a second ambulance which they recently purchased for $25,000. EMeRG raised the funds for the new vehicle through an 18-month fundraising campaign conducted through the University’s Development Office. University Police Department Chief Dolores Stafford said the second ambulance will allow them to cover campus […]