April 25, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 58

Stories from the April 25, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

RHA accused of abusing funds

Media Credit: Erica Christian | Hatchet Photographer Freshman Casey Syron, a presidential candidate in the Residence Hall Association, lashed out Monday at RHA leaders for lavish spending over the past academic year. The Residence Hall Association spent about $1,300 on upscale dinners and apparel for a newly elected executive board, prompting its president to resign […]

Winning idea could lead to full ride

Students could win a year’s worth of free tuition if they pitch a plan that saves or pulls in $1 million for the University annually. The incentive marks an attempt to involve more students in the Innovation Task Force, which conducts a series of brainstorming sessions that will last five years as GW looks to […]

City police step up neighborhood patrols

The Metropolitan Police Department added foot and bike patrols to Foggy Bottom neighborhoods along the edges of campus this month, responding to complaints of noise and vandalism on weekend nights. Neighbors who helped lobby for patrols said they will cover 16th, 24th and 25th streets and H, I and K streets between midnight and 3 […]


Thursday Engaging Students Toward Youth Prosperity and Security: A UN Perspective Hear a panel including the UN Secretary General’s youth envoy on the importance of youth engagement in boosting development. 1957 E Street, Suite 512 – 3 p.m. Friday Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Political Consumerism as Political Participation Join a McGill University […]

Zach Braff rehashes fraternity days, path to ‘Scrubs’ fame

Before making it to the big screen, Zach Braff was smoking weed and riding drunk in the back of vans with his fellow fraternity brothers. The star who got his big break on “Scrubs” spoke Wednesday about everything from an on-screen make-out session with Natalie Portman, which he called “wonderful,” to a run around Paris […]

Former student in federal custody

Detroit federal officials charged a former student Tuesday for illegally obtaining nude photos of more than a dozen women and threatening to distribute them. Adam Savader, 21, is in federal custody in New York, facing charges of cyberstalking and extortion. He allegedly sent threatening messages anonymously to 15 women between May 2012 and February 2013, […]