April 18, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 57

Stories from the April 18, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student bands battle against cancer

Bands from across genres took the stage in the Marvin Center Saturday to compete and raise money to fight cancer. Five local bands, The Mighty Heard, The Couillard Brothers Band, The Legend Lives On, Sam Fox-Hartin and Que Crivella brought an eclectic musical mix to the stage. The Mighty Heard, a mid-Atlantic funk collaboration, ultimately […]

Students rally on Hill against aid cuts

College students from across the District rallied on Capitol Hill Friday to urge Congress to protect education funding and student aid. The rally – organized by the group D.C. Students Speak – was held in opposition to possible cuts to federal student aid. House Republicans passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that […]

ANC approves outdoor dining

A new restaurant set to open next month received support from the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission to open an outdoor seating area and garden in the summer. Stephen Gavula, the owner of Circa, presented his request to receive a 45-day trial for this outside space at the ANC’s monthly meeting Wednesday. […]

Metro police make prostitution arrest

Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested a female subject Wednesday for allegedly soliciting prostitution at the nearby Melrose Hotel. Officers from the MPD Narcotics and Special Investigations Unit responded to a listing by a female subject soliciting prostitution, according to police documents. On April 13, an undercover officer agreed to meet with the subject in room […]

GW earns perfect record in tournament

Sunday afternoon at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, the men’s tennis team doused head coach Greg Munoz with a cooler of water. The Colonials had just clinched their first Atlantic 10 tournament championship since 1979, and their first NCAA tournament berth in program history. It was an especially meaningful victory for GW […]

Ginwala remembered for political passion

The student found dead in his City Hall residence room Wednesday is 20-year-old Ismail Ginwala, according to police documents. Ginwala, a junior, was discovered after a witness – unnamed in police documents – had not heard from Ginwala for “a couple of days,” according to Metropolitan Police Department documents. The witness found an unresponsive Ginwala […]

Schou sets record in GW loss

With three minutes left in the second quarter, women’s water polo goalkeeper Charlotte Schou focused as a shot rocketed toward her. Shooting her arm into the air, Schou deflected the ball, pushing it out of the pool to crash on the sidelines. But her athletic save only deterred Indiana’s players for a brief moment; they […]

Event honors Robinson at GW

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947, bravely facing brutal discrimination and racism throughout his career. His courage and commitment to fighting discrimination turned Robinson into a symbol of hope for the country. Thursday’s 15th annual Jackie Robinson Night paid tribute to the groundbreaking second baseman and honored Arthur Silber […]

Staff Editorial: A new spring tradition

The excitement on campus last week for one of Program Board’s annual marquee events, Spring Fling, was high. But the event was rained out and moved to the Smith Center, where only 800 students could attend due to building restrictions. Many of the additional perks of having an outdoor Spring Fling – booths, beer and […]

Silver Line Metro project to Dulles delayed by one year

Dulles Airport’s Authority Board of Directors approved an underground stop for the Silver Line Metro last week, adding a one-year delay to the expected completion of the line. The Dulles stop is the last of a two-phase project to connect Metro service from East Falls Church to Tyson’s Corner, later including Dulles and Loudoun County, […]