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.

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 […]

Fasolini pleads guilty in child porn case

A former part-time Italian language professor pled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography Wednesday morning. Diego Fasolini, 43, admitted in court to knowingly possessing 600 or more images of child pornography and to having thousands of additional images stored on a hard drive. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Kent, the attorney prosecuting the […]

Becky Reeves: A rocky road worth traveling

Each year, graduating editors are given 30 final column inches – “30” was historically used to signify the end of a story – to reflect on their time at The Hatchet, published in the final issues of the year. My start at The Hatchet was nothing short of rocky. It was my sophomore year, and […]

University announces more Commencement speakers

Representatives from NASA, local educators and business moguls will respectively headline seven graduation ceremonies in May. The Elliott School of International Affairs will host NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, who received her master’s degree at GW. “We are proud and honored to host Elliott School alumna Lori Garver as the school’s celebration speaker,” Elliott School […]

GWTV relaunches brand

GWTV doesn’t want to be just another college station. With an ambitious staff and a fresh new website, GWTV hopes to widen the scope of its broadcasts by covering more off-campus news. Anna Flickinger, associate director of content development, said a major goal of GWTV is to be more visible both within and outside the […]