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.

GW Briefs

Monumental early-bird tickets on sale until April 15 Seniors have until April 15 to buy reduced-priced tickets to GW’s annual graduation bash, Monumental Celebration. Early-bird tickets for the 2005 Commencement party are $49 for graduating seniors and $55 for everyone else. They can be purchased at http://gwired.gwu.edu/monumental. After April 15, seniors and all other guests […]


The article “SMPA considers Kalb” (April 7, p. 1) incorrectly stated that the head of the School of Media and Public Affairs is a dean. That person carries the title of director. Additionally, professor Al May should have been referred to as a former interim director, not former director. The article also inaccurately said an […]

Banks brings game to Quad

Thousands of students came out on a sunny Saturday to Spring Fling, which featured an oxygen bar, sky diving simulation and a headline performance from rapper Lloyd Banks on University Yard Saturday. Banks, a D.C.-area native from New Carrollton, is a member of 50 Cent’s rap group G-Unit. Banks took the stage at about 8:30 […]

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 […]