April 15, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 56

Stories from the April 15, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Son of former Iranian leader touts democracy

Audience members greeted Reza Pahlavi, the son of the late Shah of Iran, with a standing ovation when he spoke of the relentless pursuit for democracy and human rights in Iran at an event Tuesday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Pahlavi – who has lived in exile in the U.S. since the […]


Dr. Dog’s new album, “Shame, Shame,” is both fast-paced and uplifting. Although not a huge musical departure for the psychedelic, power-pop band, it is still a strong offering. Dr. Dog carries its characteristic excitement and high energy through the entire album. The album opens with “Stranger,” a song guided by its catchy bass and vivacious […]

Official: Blunt injuries caused pedestrian’s death

The 25-year-old Arlington woman who was struck last Tuesday by a large SUV on the southeast side of Washington Circle died from “multiple blunt injuries,” a spokeswoman for the Office of the D.C. Medical Examiner said Tuesday. Beverly Fields, a spokeswoman for the Office of the D.C. Medical Examiner, said the office had determined Anh-dao […]

Staff Editorial: Addressing communication issues

There has been a distinct change in the way students talk about campus security this semester. Whether due to the frequency or content of Crime Alerts, students have taken more notice of the e-mails. This is developing into somewhat of a problem for the University Police Department, an organization currently in transition with the departure […]

Senior plans to walk home for sister with bone cancer

Four hundred fifty miles. That’s the distance that separates Nik Alexoff from his younger sister, Randi – who suffers from a rare form of bone cancer – and it’s the distance he plans to conquer as soon as he graduates. Alexoff plans to walk 450 miles along the Appalachian Trail to his home in Westhampton, […]

Madeline Twomey: Using the bag tax for street sweeping

As of January 1, the District requires stores that sell food or liquor to charge 5 cents per plastic bag used by customers. Four cents go to the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund, and the remaining penny is given to the retailer. Mayor Adrian Fenty, however, announced earlier this month that he’s hoping to […]

Au Bon Pain overcharged GWorld users $7,500

The overcharges that occurred at the Au Bon Pain in the Shops at 2000 Penn totaled $7,500, a University official said last week. Some students, faculty and staff making purchases on GWorld cards were mistakenly charged up to twice the cost of their orders between January 2 and March 15, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said […]

Gabrielle Friedman: So, the cops showed up

It’s a Friday night and you need to let off some steam. You invite a couple of friends over, engage in a little beer pong, and then all of a sudden you hear it – the UPD knock. As you attempt to dispose of all 24 Natty Light cans, you already know: Your fate is […]