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.

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, […]

Tom Braslavsky: Eliminate University counseling fees

The death of junior Ismail Ginwala is a loss for the University. As the details of his death begin to emerge, GW is tasked with another challenge – to better aid students who are grappling with mental illness. Nationwide only 6.7 percent of university counseling centers charge at all for personal counseling, according to the […]

Posner, Chiddy Bang rock Spring Fling

The Smith Center quickly hit its 800-person limit Saturday night, as students waited outside in the rain, some for more than a half hour, to catch singer Mike Posner and hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang’s Spring Fling performance. Strong storms and the threat of tornados moved the annual spring event indoors, canceled Program Board’s plan to […]

Dan Keylin: Fox shouldn’t be the focus

When a student dies, the University community is understandably despondent and anguished. It is disconcerting to realize that a single article by Fox News is overshadowing this tragedy with the subsequent negative reaction it has elicited. We cannot allow our emotions to cloud our perceptions. Although the article lacked tact and sensitivity, it is an […]

Law student faces immigration battle

GW Law School student Prerna Lal founded a national organization to fight the deportation of undocumented students in 2007. Now, Lal finds herself in the middle of another deportation battle – this time for herself. The 26-year-old was born in Fiji and moved to San Francisco at the age of 13. Lal’s family originally filed […]