April 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 57

Stories from the April 5, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Monday Jesus Awareness Week Kick-off Literature distribution, music 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kogan Plaza Week’s events available at http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/ivcf/ Sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Clothesline Project View a clothesline of shirts decorated by women affected by violence 3 to 8 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by the Alliance for Sexual Assault Awareness Take Back the […]

Japanese prof. receives award

As a young girl, professor Shoko Hamano said she wanted to be an actress. Although she never took formal steps to achieve her goal, Hamano brings her dramatic abilities to the classroom instead of the stage. Hamano, a Japanese professor and this year’s recipient of the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Teaching Award, said she uses […]

GW tests water for lead

GW is in the process of testing the water supply of every on-campus building following reports that water in thousands of city buildings, including a University townhouse, are serviced by lead lines. University officials said they are using an independent contractor to collect the samples and that testing should be completed next week. The decision […]

Law School ranked 20th

The GW Law School rose two places in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of graduate school institutions, claiming the 20th position overall. Director of Data Research for U.S. News and World Report, Bob Morse, attributes the school’s ranking to “small improvements in a number of categories” measured to come up with the […]

D.C. in brief

Journalists discuss 2004 election A group of political correspondents said the 2004 presidential election will be one of the closest in history at a panel discussion at the National Press Club last week. The pundits spoke to about 200 people at a March 29 installment of the GW-sponsored Kalb Report, which is named after its […]

The Hatchet Meter

Tenders at BK &nbsp Burger King should be commended for bringing the best fast food chicken tenders to campus. No Chipotle in the Towers &nbsp Chipotle missed an incredible opportunity to generate revenue by turning down a spot in the Ivory Tower. Baja Fresh anyone?

Kennedy backs student fight

Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) called on GW to increase its employees’ salaries and benefits at a Kogan Plaza rally Friday afternoon. The event, organized by the Progressive Student Union and Students for Peace and Justice, came several days after nine GW students and two Georgetown students were arrested for staging a Marvin Center sit-in to […]

Adjuncts fight for union

Adjunct professors re-filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday to hold a campus-wide election on unionization, the movement’s organizers said. The move came in response to indications that the NLRB was prepared to side with the University in a dispute over the number of adjuncts teaching at GW. Operating under a […]

UPD officer hospitalized after fire

A City Hall kitchen fire led to the hospitalization of a University Police officer and evacuation of the building for an hour Saturday night. The D.C. Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire on the hall’s seventh floor and transported a female UPD officer to the GW Hospital for minor smoke inhalation at 9 p.m., department […]

Ivory Tower nears completion

The Ivory Tower, a 729-bed residence hall with dining venues on its basement floor, is currently under construction and set to open to students in August. The facility, which will house students in New Hall-style doubles and quads, will feature five eating establishments, several music rooms and an underground parking garage, said University officials on […]