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.

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 […]

GW tries to cut red tape

When freshman Alex Riley did not get the sophomore housing arrangement she had hoped for in early March, her mother called the Office of Parent Services. The office directed her to a Community Living and Learning Center representative who told Riley that her problem would likely be solved within a few weeks. One month later […]

Day to perform at The Vern

Howie Day will be performing at the Mount Vernon Campus’ Fountain Day on April 30. Program Board, the Mount Vernon Programming Council and Class Council sponsor the annual event. Program Board officials have been keeping the identity of the performer secret, but Day’s management confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he would be playing at GW despite […]

Film Review: “The Interpreter”

Every day, United Nations speeches are translated into hundreds of different languages. Those unsung workers get their moment of glory in “The Interpreter,” Sydney Pollack’s (“The Firm”) political thriller. Unfortunately, UN interpretation turns out to be about as interesting as you thought it would be, even when murder is involved. Translator Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) […]

Greek Briefs

Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity raises funds for soldier care packages The Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity raised about $300 in donations and member contributions to fund care packages for soldiers in Iraq at a free barbecue last week. The fraternity gave the money to My Soldier’s Angel, an organization that sends care packages to U.S. soldiers […]

Column: Looking to the future

I am humbled by the opportunity that you have given me to serve as your Student Association president. As I enter the official transition period toward assuming my duties, I am determined to keep the faith of those who voted for me and to earn the trust of those who did not. Now that the […]

Students, workers join forces for labor rights

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – When demanding better labor conditions, workers in many industries often have only limited means of support. But at many colleges and universities, school employees are teaming up with a potentially invaluable ally: The students they serve on a daily basis. At schools across the country a growing number of student activists are […]

Does survey say GW best to work for?

For the past several weeks, the University has circulated a petition to its workers in hopes that it will be nominated the best place to work in greater D.C. by the Washington Business Journal. But some employees have failed to receive the memo. Part-time faculty, who have complained about receiving low wages and no benefits […]

Bathed in controversy

This film is about Israel, a particularly controversial country. A lot of people have very strong opinions on it; some people don’t. If you are one of the latter, you will really enjoy “Walk on Water” (Samuel Goldwyn Films) for its riveting storyline, complex characters, sharp cinematography and solid pacing; if you are one of […]