April 11, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 56

Stories from the April 11, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SPJ names The Hatchet best in region

For the second straight year, The Hatchet took home the best non-daily newspaper award for the mid-Atlantic region at the Society of Proffesional Journalists’ regional conference. The award puts The Hatchet in contention to repeat as the nation’s best non-daily paper. The SPJ will announce national winners at its annual September convention, held this year […]

Perkins loans may be cut

GW is urging students to contact their congressional representatives and express their support for the federal Perkins Loan program, which President Bush scheduled for elimination in his 2006 budget. More than 2,141 GW students receiving $3.8 million in Perkins Loans as part of their financial aid packages could be affected by the move. Ruth Hoch, […]

Shakour transitions into SA president’s office

After a prolonged election marked by legal battles, Student Association President-elect Audai Shakour is making preparations for his transition into office. Shakour, who beat Ben Traverse (CCAS-U) in a run-off election two weeks ago, said plans for his administration next year are progressing steadily. He has already begun working on his most important programs for […]

Ropes course aims to increase spirit

Students and faculty can now put their teamwork skills to the test on a low ropes course inaugurated last week at the Mount Vernon Campus. Tim Miller, director of Student Activities Center, and Jeremiah Davis, director of GW Trails, came up with the idea for a ropes course on campus after a staff retreat to […]

Student vows to continue legal battle against GW

A GW student who unsuccessfully sued President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg over health code violations in his dorm room said he plans to continue with his case even though it was dismissed. The violations, which were identified by a city agency last semester and have since been fixed, included cracks in the ceiling and walls, defective […]

Quigley’s, two academic halls to get renovations

Like Joan Rivers, GW has gotten some facelifts over the years. It’s now preparing for its next one. Renovations to the Hall of Government, Monroe Hall and Quigley’s, a vacant GW-owned building on the corner of 21st and G streets, are slated to begin in the next two years, as the University continues its efforts […]

A free ride for a few

D.C. high school student Thao Anh Tran didn’t know a word of English when she emigrated from Vietnam at seven years old. Learning to communicate with her peers was her daily focus, not high-minded dreams of attending college. Early on, “GW” weren’t even letters in her alphabet, let alone a university within her reach. So […]

Zoning code may hinder University growth, officials say

The University will need to make more use of its former hospital site and off-campus locations in order to accommodate its planned development projects over the next decade, officials said Friday. Louis Katz, executive vice president and treasurer, told the Faculty Senate Friday that the University will need an additional two million square feet of […]

Editorial: Match education rhetoric with action

Facing an ballowing budget deficit, President Bush marked the Perkins Loan program for elimination in his 2006 budget. The elimination of this program would be especially detrimental to GW students, who already pay some of the highest tuition rates in the country and currently benefit from about $3.8 million in Perkins Loans. While the government […]

Column: Remember Deir Yassin

For most, Saturday passed with little import. For Palestinians, though, April 9th marks a significant date in our collective memory. Early in the morning, fifty-seven years ago, commandos of the Irgun and Stern gangs attacked Deir Yassin, a village with a peaceful reputation. By noon of that day, over 100 of its inhabitants, half of […]