April 16, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Man given probation for McFadden’s assault

A New York resident who pleaded guilty to assaulting an employee at McFadden’s Bar and Grill in December was sentenced Tuesday to nine months probation, a clerk for the presiding judge said. David Casagrande, 21, was arrested in December and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he attacked a bar employee, 23-year-old Michael […]

Planet Forward debuts on PBS

Friday Planet Forward, a unique Web-television hybrid program created by GW professor Frank Sesno, premiered on Wednesday night both in Funger Hall and nationally on PBS. The show included a discussion panel, originally taped in the Jack Morton Auditorium, comprised of several experts in environmental issues, including President Obama’s chief energy adviser, Carol Browner. The […]

SA senate votes to continue SRI Commission

Correction appended The Student Association senate voted in support of continuing the Socially Responsible Initiatives Commission Tuesday night at the senate’s last meeting of the year. The SRI, which was operating on a two-year trial basis, allocates $25,000 a year to fund events on campus deemed “socially responsible,” meaning they help the community either by […]

Lisner hosts African musicians

World music will take hold of Lisner Auditorium this weekend, as performers Habib Koité and Dobet Gnahoré take the stage, showcasing African music, percussion and dance. The show, scheduled for Thursday, April 16, is the only one of its kind – uniting the artists for a co-headlining event – as each is on a separate […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday France’s Return to the Integrated Military Command of NATO Join Ambassador Pierre Vimont of France to discuss the country’s new NATO policies during the organization’s 60th anniversary. 12:30 p.m. 1957 E Street, State Room Jackie Robinson Night Celebrate the 62nd anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s debut in major league baseball. Former Washington Redskins linebacker Andre […]

Senior plans to cycle cross-country for MS

Web Extra While some seniors plan a post-Commencement summer vacation, Kevin Bing is training to spend his summer biking across the country to promote multiple sclerosis research – outfitted with little more than a sleeping bag, tent and an eagerness to help others. Bing will bicycle from Virginia to Oregon to raise money for “Bike […]

Annual treatment will affect D.C. tap water

D.C area residents can expect a slightly different taste, smell and color in their drinking water for the next few weeks, due to recent water treatment changes. The Washington Aqueduct, a division of the United States Army Corp of Engineers, has begun to add chlorine to the disinfectant used at water treatment facilities through May […]

Go Out GW

Go Out GW is a new nighttime calendar for events on and near campus. Check out the listings for this weekend below. Have an event that you think should be featured on Go Out GW? E-mail life@gwhatchet.com. Thursday Habib Koité & Bamada & Dobet Gnahoré What: Two of Africa’s most exciting musicians-legendary guitarist Habib Koité […]

Foreign apps rise 20 percent in two years

Despite uncertainty in the world economy, the number of international applicants at GW continues to grow, increasing 4 percent since last fall, the Office of Admissions reported this week. The fall 2009 semester marks the second consecutive year that the number of international applicants has increased, an overall rise of 20 percent over the past […]