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.

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 […]

Column: The Church and China

Looking resplendent in their Michelangelo-designed ceremonial uniforms, the praetorian like Swiss Guard took their place in the history books by being involved in the world’s largest funeral to date. Such was the influence of the Pope, whose death brought nearly 200 world leaders together. They ranged from the head of the Palestinian Authority to the […]

Women leaders speak at MVC conference

The 2005 Women’s Leadership Conference celebrated female entrepreneurship and ingenuity Friday at the Mount Vernon Campus. The event, titled “Thinking Globally, Leading Locally,” hosted seven women from around the country who have assumed prominent leadership roles in their communities. Author and Professor Carolivia Herron, best known for her children’s book “Nappy Hair,” and Natalie O. […]

Letters to the Editor

Pay problems I recently read in The Hatchet that the University will put off pay raises for its professors (“University to put off pay raises,” April 7, p. 1). Does this mean the University will put off tuition increases this year? It seems that GW’s administration has its head in the wrong place. While desperately […]