April 21, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 59

Stories from the April 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A not-so-secret online diary

Every teenage girl’s nightmare is having someone else read her diary. But a new generation of college students is asking people to do just that. After making its mark on the political scene, the blog – slang for “Web log,” or online journal – is catching on at college campuses. Through free hosting sites such […]

D.C. public school students bring art to Reagan National Airport

An airport terminal might seem like a funny place to display local students’ artwork. But a new art exhibit at The Reagan National Airport is showcasing work by D.C. public school students ranging in age from 3 to 18 years old. “The theme this year is ‘Icons of Understanding,’” said Paula Sanderlin, D.C. public school’s […]


Thursday Lecture about the effects of free trade on Mexico 6 to 7:30 p.m. Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Family Commons Sponsored by the Elliott School Friday Colonial Community Brown Bag on personal budgeting Lecture by a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation official Noon to 1 p.m. Ross Hall Room 116 Sponsored by the Colonial […]

Cycling has sweet start

Like the title character in “Napoleon Dynamite,” senior Mark Protacio thinks bikes are pretty sweet. But it’s safe to say none of the numerous Napoleon wanna-bes on campus have ever approached Protacio, admired his sleek racing bike, and exclaimed “Lucky!” “People have come up to me and asked, ‘GW has a cycling team?’” said Protacio, […]

SA Notes

Student Association President-elect Audai Shakour announced his seven nominees for cabinet positions Wednesday. Some nominees may face objection from the Senate, which must approve each cabinet member. Rules Committee Chairman-elect Chris Rotella, whose group will interview nominees on Thursday, said he will be looking for “qualified candidates.” Rotella, who ran on the Coalition for Reform, […]

Women’s basketball notes

Montana?a to join Connecticut Sun No team selected GW women’s basketball star Anna Monta?ana in last week’s WNBA draft, but she may still have a shot to play in the league. Tuesday, she signed a training camp contract with the Connecticut Sun. “I am excited to go,” Monta?ana said. “I think I have the best […]


The article “Students in dark about C-Cash policy” (April 18, p. 1) misspelled Kelly Cogswell’s name. A photo caption on the April 18 issue’s front page identified a Washington Nationals player as Brad Schneider. His name is Brian Schneider.

Taskforce examining switch to four-credit classes

A University taskforce is beginning to evaluate the feasibility of changing GW’s credit structure to a four by four system-four classes for four credits. A typical student’s schedule now consists of five classes for three credits each. Donald Lehman, executive vice president of Academic Affairs, announced the creation of the taskforce at the last Faculty […]

Professors holding finals before scheduled exam period

Despite recent efforts from the administration to encourage faculty to comply with the final examination scheduling policy, many professors are giving tests early again this year. Some professors continue to ignore the policy prohibiting them from administering final exams before their scheduled exam day unless their class unanimously agrees to change the testing day. Final […]

University to pay government $1.8 million for Bedewi fraud

The University agreed on a $1.8 million settlement with the Justice Department to reimburse funds embezzled by former professor Nabih Bedewi. The move came after Bedewi pled guilty last week to illegally diverting nearly a million dollars in federal funds into a private company he co-owned. Until June 2004, Bedewi was the director of the […]