Around Campus

Mail Services vehicle hits pedestrian
A GW Mail Services vehicle hit a pedestrian at 24th and H streets Saturday, University Police officials said.

The pedestrian, who is unaffiliated with GW, was taken to the emergency room for two fractured legs. The pedestrian didn’t sustain any life-threatening injuries, said UPD Chief Dolores Stafford, who declined to release the names of the pedestrian and the employee driving the vehicle. Mail services officials were unavailable for comment.

At 7 p.m., the vehicle struck the pedestrian as she was walking across the entrance to the Ross Hall service garage, according to a UPD incident report.

MPD arrived on the scene and cited the driver for colliding with a pedestrian and for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Stafford said she was concerned about the number of pedestrian accidents this year, and said students should cross the street only in areas designated as crosswalks.

On Feb. 18, an MPD cruiser hit a male student at 24th Street and New Hampshire Avenue. Last October, an MPD cruiser struck a female as she crossed 23rd Street.

-Michael Barnett

Democratic presidential candidate to speak
Presidential candidate the Rev. Al Sharpton will speak to students Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Funger Hall 108.
The event, sponsored by the College Democrats, is part of the group’s 2004 Challenger series, which brings Democratic presidential candidates to campus.

Chinese American students host fashion show
The Chinese American Student Association will hold a fashion show Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight in the third floor Marvin Center Grand Ballroom.

The theme for the free event is “East Meets West.”

Students discuss University maternity leave policies
Students will be able to debate national and GW maternity leave policies Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Campus.

The discussion, set for room 100 of the MVC Academic Center, will be preceded by an information session held at the Mount Vernon Pub where students can sign a petition to support changes in GW’s maternity leave policy.

Muslim students hold benefit for Iraqi children
The Muslim Student Association will hold “Rhythms of Peace,” a musical benefit performance and fundraiser for children in Iraq, Sunday. The event will feature hip-hop trio Native Deen.

The fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in Lisner Auditorium. Tickets cost $12, and are available through Ticketmaster. The proceeds, along with on-site fundraising, will go toward Islamic Relief’s humanitarian work in Iraq.

Former EPA administrator to address students
As a part of GW’s Earthweek Plus events, the School of Business and Public Management will host Carol M. Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Wednesday, April 23. Browner, currently the principal of the Albright Group, an international advisory firm, will discuss “Environmental Policy and Politics: Trends and Prospects.”

The event will be held in Marvin Center 310 at 7 p.m.

Grocery giant adds SBPM dean to board
Kroger Co. elected Susan Phillips, dean of School of Business and Public Management, to its board of directors earlier this month

Kroger, one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, has more than 2,400 stores in 32 states. Phillips will serve until the company’s annual meeting in June, when she will stand for re-election by shareholders.

Phillips has been at GW since 1998. In the past, she also served on the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and, as a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Currently, Phillips is also a director for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Cantor Exchange.

-Elizabeth Chernow

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