April 9, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 53

Stories from the April 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor

GCRs still important Imagine my surprise this afternoon when I received The Hatchet’s notification that GCR requirements are to be cut in half for CCAS students (“Columbian College votes to reduce number of GCRs,” April 6, p.1). Obviously I imagine there are many happy future students and professors, the former because they don’t need to […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Students are not dollar signs

Remember when, instead of term paper due dates, it was your college application deadlines looming over you? Though you filled out all the forms with the correct information, attached eloquent personal essays and even included copies of your work featured in the high school literary magazine, could you ever truly shake the feeling that to […]

Chi Omega will replace Kappa Alpha Order in International House

The Greek-letter organizations with allotted spaces in International House will once again shift in the fall, as Chi Omega sorority replaces the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity in the building. Chi Omega joins five other Greek groups that have space in the building. The sorority returned to campus last semester and will have 16 sisters living […]

St. Mary’s marks 30 years in Foggy Bottom

While seniors prepare to graduate and depart GW next month, another group of seniors – living at St. Mary’s Court senior citizens’ home on 24th Street – celebrated the residence’s 30-year anniversary two weeks ago. Occupants at the residential living facility for the elderly, which sits just outside campus, have endured some of the downsides […]

Doctor pushes science over religion

Fifty years ago, rather than stand up to defend his constitutional rights, Ellery Schempp sat down. In 1956, Schempp, then a junior at Abington High School in Pennsylvania, refused to stand and recite the Bible verses and prayer that were mandatory at public schools in the state. His actions eventually led to a famous Supreme […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 3/31/09 – 12:41 p.m. – 1959 E Street – case closed University Police Department officers were called in response to an individual not affiliated with the University who was ranting and conducting himself in a disorderly manner. The individual had previously been barred from campus. Subject arrested 4/1/09 – Gelman Library – open […]

Joke debate mocks stereotypes

Leaders of the College Republicans and the College Democrats engaged in the ultimate political jousting match Monday, temporarily switching roles to trade satirical jabs about party stereotypes in the Marvin Center. Dressed as a “Democrat,” CR Chairman Brand Kroeger wore a pink- and white-striped shirt, neon green blazer, Ugg boots and aviators, with a rainbow […]

Economy delays fundraising for Science and Engineering Complex

The University has delayed launching a formal fundraising campaign for the proposed $300 million Science and Engineering Complex due to the ailing economy, a senior administrator said this week. Vice President for Advancement Laurel Price Jones said the University is accepting donations for the complex, but her office will not launch a formal campaign until […]

Crew to host regatta

GW’s crew team will host and participate in the 22nd annual George Washington Invitational Regatta Friday and Saturday on the Potomac River. They enter the competition ranked 16th in the nation in the latest USRowing Collegiate coach’s poll, but will face higher-ranked competition from the Naval Academy and Cornell University. Georgetown, Gonzaga and Holy Cross […]