April 21, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 58

Stories from the April 21, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Coulter takes jabs at Obama, Dems

Controversial New York Times best-selling author and conservative pundit Ann Coulter shared her views on domestic and foreign policy as well as the Republican Party’s chances in the 2012 election in a speech Wednesday in Funger Hall. Sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation, Coulter took repeated jabs at President Barack Obama and members of the […]

Faculty joins academic society

University President Steven Knapp and professor Martha Finnemore were elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an esteemed honorary society and a leading research center. Knapp and Finnemore are among 212 new members who will join one of the nation’s most prestigious societies for achievements in science, scholarship, business, public affairs […]

River taxi travels to Nationals Park

Instead of joining the daily trek through the hot and cramped Metro this summer, D.C. residents and visitors will have the chance to take a more scenic method of transportation: river taxis. American River Taxi began test runs this month, shuttling riders between the Georgetown Waterfront and the Capitol South, Navy Yard area, ultimately letting […]

Student Health Service sees jump in request for HIV tests

The Student Health Service saw a 22 percent jump in students requesting HIV tests this academic year. Six-hundred-thirty students have been tested for HIV by SHS this academic year, compared to 516 tests over the duration of last year. University Physician and Medical Director of SHS, Isabel Goldenberg, and the Clinical Program Coordinator, Susan Haney, […]

Promises of sex, love and insurance

A musical comedy singing to the tune of love, sex and scandal takes the stage at West Hall Theater this weekend. “Promises, Promises,” Forbidden Planet Productions’ upcoming spring performance, features an ambitious insurance executive who permits his superiors to use his apartment for romantic rendezvous in exchange for promotional help. Freshman director Henry Morillo will […]

Hatchet Expat: Ciao Milan, bonjour Paris

As I try to accept that I will be leaving Milan in less than two months, I can’t help but reminisce on what my study abroad experience has given me. I find it hard to believe I have actually lived through so much in what seems to be a mere few days. From realizing that […]

Justin Guiffre: Moments worth living

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. This too shall pass. I’ve thought about this for a long time. I don’t know where […]


Paul Simon “So Beautiful or So What” (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) Paul Simon, half of the famed duo Simon & Garfunkel, has released his solo album, “So Beautiful or So What.” Though Simon’s usual fans will enjoy it, a few of the tracks have a different timbre than his older music. Many songs are remarkably […]