May 5, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 63

Stories from the May 5, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Departing editors: A lot learned at 2140 G St.

I’ve had a recurring conversation with my dad for the last four years, usually right around the time I get my grades back at the end of the semester. It goes something like this: “Brian, you need to get better grades than this.” “But dad, the most important things I’m learning here aren’t in the […]

SA Notes

SA sends out course and advising surveys The Student Association and administration jointly sent out course evaluation and academic advising surveys via e-mail over the last week. The course evaluation survey, co-funded by the University and the SA, is a 50-question poll completed by students that gives feedback to professors and departments on courses and […]

Departing editors: A lesson in contradiction

“The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don’t have it.” – George Bernard Shaw The dichotomous nature of students at universities like GW is not well documented. I was thinking about this as I finished a 15-page research paper on the evolving nature of self-reliance in Chinese energy security policy […]

Return of the gigolo: Rob Schnieder reprises his role as a ‘prostidude’

Everyone’s favorite gigolo is coming back in one of this summer’s most anticipated sequels, “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” (Columbia Pictures). Rob Schnieder is reprising his role as Deuce, the world’s most unlikely male escort. In the sequel, Deuce heads overseas to clear the name of his friend and male madame, T.J. Hicks (Eddie Griffin). Along […]

The ivory tower power with a sense of humor

Steve Trachtenberg did not go to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s council meeting last Friday with crowd-pleasing news. The group of administrators and faculty had submitted a proposal for GW to erect a new building for their school, and Trachtenberg was telling them to get in line. Many schools within the University […]

Club helps shy speakers

It is often said most people fear public speaking more than death. In spite of this, a group of 15 students is meeting twice a month to make their mortality a higher priority. The GW Toastmasters, founded by sophomore Ben Meiselas, is one chapter of an international organization claiming more than 200,000 members in 80 […]

Column: The man who saved Mount Vernon

He turned a small girls’ seminary into a four-year accredited college for young women. For fifteen years, Peter Pelham held the reins of power at Mount Vernon College – today the Mount Vernon Campus of the George Washington University, where, as president and visionary, he meticulously constructed a great institution from very little. Although President […]

Crime Log

<b.Assault 4/30 – Off Campus – 12:25 a.m. – open case University Police officers escorted a student into his girlfriend’s apartment near campus after the male student said she hit him several times. The male quickly gathered his belongings and left. He did not press charges. Destruction 5/1 – Health and Wellness Center – open […]