Becky Neilson

The time has come to pass the baton

I can’t believe these are the last words I will write in the pages of The GW Hatchet. I still remember the first ones, in a p. 19 story about the new blue signs on campus buildings. I can’t count the number of words, stories, pages, headaches, tears, triumphs and heartaches that fell in between. […]

Colin James swings into musical success

So you’re still trying to pretend you haven’t been swept up in the swing craze. That you don’t say, “I wish I could do that,” when the Gap khakis ad comes on. That you don’t know the words to Louis Prima’s “Jump, Jive and Wail.” That you don’t think those black and white wingtips are […]

GW prepares campus for NATO summit

The University will conduct “business as usual” this weekend as the city hosts a summit to commemorate NATO’s 50th anniversary. Administrators made note of which community facilitators will be in town this weekend, but no other special precautions are being made, said Linda Donnels, GW’s associate vice president and dean of students. “We wanted to […]

SEAS students call for end to apathy

A “mid-life crisis” in the School of Engineering and Applied Science spurred two seniors to write a 30-page memo to SEAS faculty members detailing what they see as the problems that plague the school. “Our purpose in writing this manifesto is not to gripe about the shortcomings of our educational experience at SEAS, but to […]

Follow the yellow brick road .

Watching children clap along to “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!” is only half the fun of seeing The Wizard of Oz at National Theatre. The real fun is clapping along yourself. For an hour and a half, the musical’s exceptional touring company wisks its audience back to childhood, where apple trees talk, monkeys fly […]

Derek Grosso

Derek Grosso doesn’t have much time on his hands. He’s a varsity cheerleader, a Student Association senator, a 1999 Colonial Cabinet member and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity vice president. He plays club lacrosse, sings with the University Singers and advises first-year students in the School of Business and Public Management. He also wants to be […]

Black Enterprise gives GW high marks

GW got a pat on the back from Black Enterprise magazine when the publication’s first-ever list of the best schools for African-American students hit newsstands late last month. The University was ranked No. 36 on the list in Black Enterprise‘s January issue. Magazine executives said the rankings are based on more than 1,000 interviews with […]

Funding woes stifle alternative voices

GW’s campus now has more gates than student newspapers. When the satirical newspaper Protest THIS! folded its print edition last month, it joined the ranks of several other upstart publications that ended their runs because money was tight. Campus publications such as It magazine, Unfiltered and The GW Independent have closed down in recent years, […]

Zoning board approves new SMPA building

The District’s zoning board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve construction of a new School of Media and Public Affairs building on the corner of 21st and H streets. “This is just wonderful news,” said SMPA Director Jean Folkerts. “It’s definitely a cause for celebration.” The D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment’s 4-0 vote Wednesday means the […]

In search of campus activism

Have we run out of things to fight for? My first three years at GW were marked by impassioned, united battles (impassioned and united by GW standards, anyway), but it seems that this year, the charge-ahead spirit that traditionally colors college life is missing. Not that our battles always have been big ones. There was […]