April 8, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 53

Stories from the April 8, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Catholics defend controversial priest

Catholics at GW and across the nation decried the student campaign this week to push the Newman Center priest off campus. Prominent Catholic activist and president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights Bill Donohue announced Thursday that he would send a letter to University leaders condemning the student-led effort to oust Father […]


Monday Kurdish Perspective Gain new insight into the conflicts and disputes in Syria and Turkey with members of Iraqi Kurdistan’s leadership. 1957 E St., Room 602 – s11 a.m. Tuesday Tony Kushner Hear from the Pulitzer-prize winning screenwriter Tony Kushner as he discusses his latest works: “Lincoln” and “Angels in America.” School of Media and […]

Staff Editorial: Keep students informed on security

It is a good sign that 24-hour security has been assigned to three more residence halls in the last month. But what about students who live next door or down the block from those buildings, whose halls don’t see a single guard, and where security is minimal at best? In the last month, GW has […]

Trevor Marsden: A superficial choice for Spring Fling

This weekend, rapper Macklemore was the entertainment of choice at Spring Fling. And while many students were excited for his performance, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. His fans treat him as though he has changed the face of music and steered the rap genre into unknown territory. But in reality, Macklemore is farcically […]

Letters to the editor

Religious leaders respond to controversy at the Newman Center I am writing in response to the article, “Students mobilize to remove priest,” (April 4, p.1). As an alumnus of GW and the Newman Center, I am close with the Catholic community on campus, including Father Greg Shaffer. My time as a member of the GW […]

Students to live on food stamp budgets for a week

At least 30 students will cap their weekly meal budgets at about $31 starting Tuesday – the maximum weekly food stamp allotment – to raise awareness of the challenges low-income families face. Five seniors launched the GW SNAP Challenge – named after the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – as a project for world-famous chef José […]