April 14, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 56

Stories from the April 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 4/04/11 – 10 p.m. Location: South Hall Case closed University Police Department officers responded to assist GW Housing Programs staff with an administrative search that yielded 28 unmarked pills in a Ziploc bag. Referred to Student Judicial Services 4/07/11 – 7:59 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed UPD officers responded to assist […]

Andrew Clark: What Tax Day really means for GW students

Next Monday is going to be a bit worse than your average start of the week. Americans across the country will be filing out their tax returns as Tax Day was moved from April 15 to April 18. As GW seniors begin to obsess over jobs, this day should serve as a daunting reminder of […]

Obama reveals deficit reduction plan

President Barack Obama rebuked Republican budget proposals Wednesday in a speech at Jack Morton Auditorium, calling for both tax hikes on the wealthy and spending cuts to trim the nation’s mounting deficit. Obama outlined his administration’s vision for fiscal discussions aimed at slashing the deficit by $4 trillion by 2012 at his fourth visit to […]

Indian venue opens at J Street for trial period

A new venue in J Street will serve up curry and naan, after students voiced concerns about a lack of variety in the Marvin Center-based eatery. The White Peacock, an Indian restaurant, will offer lunch at the Burrito Del Rey station for two weeks before potentially becoming a permanent fixture. The restaurant opened Monday. “The […]

Letter to the Editor

Alternate options for summer housing I wanted to respond to the column by Doug Cohen, “Can’t live with summer housing” (March 28, pg. 4), concerning the cost of summer housing for GW students. GW Housing Programs is committed to supporting any student staying on campus to reach his or her academic goals or expand his […]


Thursday ‘Frost/Nixon’ Watch a play about the interviews between President Richard Nixon and journalist David Frost, addressing Nixon’s role in the Watergate scandal. Lisner Downstage – 7 to 11 p.m. Friday Movie under the stars Watch a screening of ‘The King’s Speech,’ about King George VI’s struggle to overcome a stutter. South Park behind Guthridge […]

MCAT may see curriculum overhaul

The association that oversees medical schools and colleges released preliminary recommendations to overhaul the Medical College Admission Test, commonly referred to as the MCAT, suggesting a broader approach to testing applicants’ scientific knowledge and reasoning skills. The Association of American Medical Colleges made 14 recommendations that, if used, would place more emphasis on the understanding […]

Sigma Alpha Epsilon formally returns

The University restored its recognition of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a fraternity that has been operating as an unrecognized chapter at GW since the mid 1990s. Interfraternity Council President Frank Gervasio said six members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon approached the University last fall to begin discussions about the possibility of coming back on campus After a […]

Playing with history

History will repeat itself in Lisner Downstage this week as the 14th Grade Players depict the legendary 1977 Nixon interviews that would ultimately define a journalist’s career and further damage the reputation of an ex-president. The dramatization, which was made into a feature film in 2008, follows the preparation and filming of the historical interviews […]