April 13, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 54

Stories from the April 13, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Senior hopes to end invocation

Graduating senior John Beers is on a mission to remove the prayer from GW’s Commencement ceremony because he feels it is unnecessary and alienates atheist students. Beers spoke up during last week’s SA senate meeting, saying he finds the University’s practice of conducting an invocation and benediction during Commencement “extremely disheartening.” “It doesn’t seem right […]

Weather does not dampen regatta

The parking lot attendants grimaced as the early morning rain stung their faces, but men’s crew head coach Greg Myhr was smiling from ear to ear as he walked around the Thompson Rowing Center along the Potomac River Saturday. GW’s rowing teams hosted the 22nd annual George Washington Invitational Regatta last weekend, finishing sixth out […]

GW Hospital weathers economy

The lagging economy has taken a toll on D.C.-area hospitals, forcing layoffs and cost-cutting measures, but a GW Hospital representative says the Foggy Bottom facility has remained stable. GW Hospital officials have terminated fewer than 1 percent of the organization’s positions and the hospital has experienced an increase in market share over the past year, […]

Recruit struggles in Capital Classic

After back-to-back seasons of disappointing losses and consecutive 13th-place finishes in the Atlantic 10, fans of GW men’s basketball got a sneak peak at the potential future of the program Thursday night at American University’s Bender Arena in Capital Classic high school all-star game. That preview came in the form of 6-foot-6 guard Lasan Kromah, […]

Latina sorority returns to campus

Sigma Lambda Upsilon Inc., a traditionally Latina sorority, returned to GW after a three-year absence with a lively ceremony Thursday night in Kogan Plaza. Members of the Greek-letter community came out to satisfy their curiosity Thursday night after receiving a vague e-mail from Director of Greek Life Dean Harwood saying that there would be a […]

Anchor Bowl raises $15K

The Delta Gamma sorority raised more than $15,000 during Anchor Bowl, their annual weeklong philanthropy event, said DG president Eden Sutley – one of the most successful to date. Sutley said in order to raise money in a poor economic climate, the sorority looked to new and creative fundraising techniques to raise money for their […]

Flinging frisbees for peace

A basketball team can unite a school. A football championship can bring a town together. And, occasionally, Ultimate Frisbee can bring peace. That’s the philosophy behind Ultimate Peace, an organization that brings Israeli and Palestinian children together to play Ultimate Frisbee and break down racial and cultural tensions between them. Freshman Aaron Weiss traveled to […]

University doctors aid endangered ship

When the American crew of the Maersk Alabama regained control of their ship from the pirates who had tried to seize it off the east coast of Africa last week, doctors at GW sprung into action. As part of the Maritime Medical Access program within the Medical Faculty Associates, the doctors had been contracted by […]

Sex Column: Measuring up

We live in a superficial world where sexual skill is often based on dubious criteria. Many men assume that the hotter their partner is, the better the sex will be. I’m sure many heterosexual women believe the same thing. But when it comes down to it, physical characteristics are pretty poor indicators of how sex […]

Bhangra contest draws thousands in 16th year

Heavy beats rumbled through the floors of DAR Constitution Hall Saturday night as college students nationwide gathered to celebrate the sixteenth Bhangra Blowout, a spirited and colorful dance competition sponsored annually by the GW South Asian Society. Nearly 4,000 students were in attendance, with more than 100 dancing in the aisles of the historic building, […]