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.

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 […]

DCSnacks launches alcohol delivery

Students who are too busy to hit the liquor store this weekend have a new way to supply their nighttime festivities without even leaving their residence hall. Smirnoff, Bacardi and even Dom Perignon are now only a phone call away since the popular online snack food delivery service DCSnacks added a liquor and wine delivery […]

Painkillers stolen from local CVS

Two men believed to be in their early 20s stole more than 600 painkillers from a Foggy Bottom drug store Sunday evening, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspects took 642 hydrocodone pills from the CVS on 21st and E streets, according to the report. Hydrocodone, which is sold as a prescription pain […]

Students push nondiscrimination bill

A resolution to include transgender students in the University’s nondiscrimination policy will move on for approval by the Faculty Senate and the Board of Trustees this month, said Student Association Sen. Michael Komo, U-at-Large. The bill, already passed unanimously by the Student Association senate and the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, will add the […]

SMPA director resigns after 3 years

The director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, Lee Huebner, resigned this week, citing “very demanding” administrative duties and a desire to focus more on teaching. Huebner, who took over the director position three years ago, was formerly the publisher and CEO of the International Herald Tribune. He will step down in July. […]