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.


PJ Harvey and John Parish A Woman a Man Walked By (ISLAND) Parish combines low, cracked guitar sounds, sparse drumbeats and inconsistent keyboard tones to create a folksy type of rock infused with the blues. Harvey’s voice on most of the tracks is grating, and many of the songs sound experimental and not like songs […]

Schools embrace social media

Students are not the only ones addicted to Facebook and Twitter – the University is working to stay in the social media loop as well. Visitors to the GW School of Business Web page can now follow academic events and updates using Twitter and Facebook, making it the latest GW school to join the social […]

Albright calls for action on genocide

The United States has failed to back up its strong anti-genocide rhetoric with action, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told a packed Elliott School auditorium Tuesday evening. The discussion, which focused on how to prevent genocide, was the inaugural event of the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Banneville Forum. Albright, who served as […]

New student organization will aid aspiring lawyers

Students interested in going to law school may now get some help from a new student organization geared toward giving undergraduates a leg up in the application process. The Pre-Law Student Association is the first such organization at GW, where more than 700 seniors and recent graduates take the LSAT. The newly founded organization plans […]

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 […]