April 30, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 59

Stories from the April 30, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Men’s rowing: GW’s 17th-ranked men’s rowing squad bested Georgetown and Rutgers Sunday on the Potomac River to take the George Cup for the first time since 2005. The Colonials won three of the day’s four events, emerging victorious in the varsity eight, the second varsity eight and the second freshman eight races. GW finished second […]

Slain alumnus honored at State Department

Sunday, May 3 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored murdered alumnus Brian Adkins last Friday at the State Department with a moving tribute that nearly brought her to tears. Adkins, a Foreign Service officer found dead in his Ethiopia home this February, was one of four Foreign Service Officers honored by having their names inscribed […]

Nudity, controversy & theater kids

Art is imitating life in the Company’s production of “Quills” this weekend. After six months of arguments with the University over the play’s inclusion of nudity, the newest student theater organization on campus will produce the controversial 18th century play under the direction of senior Paul Rozenberg and sophomore Alex Eisner. “If any line from […]

Two students with probable cases no longer contagious

Posted Sunday, May 3 Two students announced last week as the first probable cases of swine flu in D.C. have fully recovered and are no longer contagious, University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said Sunday evening. The two female students were moved from Thurston Hall to City Hall last week to prevent the spread of the virus, […]

This Ted Stevens is not from Alaska

Ted Stevens is a former United States senator who dealt with a slew of indictment charges in 2008. He is over 80 years old. He is from Alaska. Hatchet Arts spoke with another Ted Stevens. This Ted Stevens is from Omaha. He plays the guitar. He takes a conflicting stance on Dan Brown novels. Stevens […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Colonial Challenge Cup Have some fun before finals begin and win up to $1,000 for competing in recreational sports. 9:30 p.m. Lerner Health and Wellness Center GW TRAiLS Adventure Race Enjoy a back-country burrito cookout after a campus-wide scavenger hunt to benefit the Sierra Club Inner City Outings program. 7:30 p.m. Sign up in […]

Two assaults occur near campus

Sunday, May 3 Two violent crimes occurred near campus last week, including an assault with a padlock near the Lerner Health and Wellness Center, according to Metropolitan Police Department reports. The first alleged attack occurred last Tuesday at about 9:30 p.m. on the 2300 block of G Street N.W. The alleged victim reported that a […]


Dave Matthews Band “Funny the Way It Is” (RCA) At last! Another classic case for confusion of terms, typified in 1996 with Alanis Morissette’s release of “Ironic.” The track, which recounted a series of situational coincidences, misused the term “irony,” leading those with vestment in linguistics to express their distaste. With “Funny the Way It […]