April 3, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 53

Stories from the April 3, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dancing kings and queens

The South Asian Society’s 13th annual Bhangra Blowout went off without a hitch Saturday night, but the fatal stabbing at last year’s celebration was still on the minds of many at DAR Constitution Hall. Thirteen teams from across the country competed for prizes of up to $4,000 in the style of dance and music that […]

GW, DCPS release plans for F Street dorm and high school renovations

The GW dormitory to be built directly behind the School Without Walls at 22nd and G streets will include apartment-style rooms with four single bedrooms and two bathrooms to each suite, according to building plans released by the University and D.C. Public Schools in late March. Changes to the School Without Walls include a roof […]

WEB UPDATE: Trachtenberg to leave GW presidency July 2007

Posted Tuesday, April 4, 11 p.m. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the good-humored Brooklynite who has left his imprint on every facet of The George Washington University, announced Tuesday night his retirement effective July 2007, when his contract expires. By that time he will have been president for 19 years, making him the third longest-serving leader in […]

GW scientist develops sign-language glove

A GW research scientist is working to change the way those who use sign language communicate with the world. A device, developed by Jose Hernandez-Rebollar and funded by the federal Department of Education, features a glove that reads hand motions and arm elevation to determine what a deaf person is signing with his hand. The […]

General Election Winners

General Election Winners Note: Runoff election for SA President and Executive Vice President will occur this Wednesday and Thursday. President Runoff: Morgan Corr (Real GW): 904 Runoff: Lamar Thorpe: 727 Elliot Rozenberg (GWUnited): 675 Nick D’Addario (The College Party): 391 Casey Pond: 320 Daniel Mittelberger: 69 Nate Hayward: 30 Executive Vice President Runoff: Josh Lasky […]

Former SA president will likely decline Senate seat

Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in. With two write-in votes, former Student Association President Omar Woodard won a seat in the SA Senate last week. But don’t expect him to take office. Woodard, a first-year graduate student in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and presidential administrative fellow, […]

Hatchet named region’s best non-daily college paper

For the third year in a row, The Hatchet won the Society of Professional Journalists’ award for regional best non-daily college newspaper at the organization’s awards conference Saturday. The Hatchet and its staffers won a total of 13 Mark of Excellence awards, including seven first-place awards, in the mid-Atlantic region that includes college publications in […]

Spring break debauchery a debatable pastime

Most colleges give their students a week off from classes in the spring to forget about the stress of schoolwork and blow off some steam after midterms. As many students packed their bags in March to spend Spring Break 2006 at exotic vacation destinations, some were also planning to leave their inhibitions back at school, […]

UPD earns elite certification

GW’s University Police Department joined an elite group of less than 1 percent of campus police departments late last month after it received national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. CALEA is a voluntary accreditation agency that assesses law enforcement agencies across the country at all levels. CALEA Program Manager Steve […]