April 10, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 55

Stories from the April 10, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Owls overpower GW lacrosse in eighth loss

After torching the Temple Owls for four unanswered goals in the opening 5:30, the GW women’s lacrosse team stumbled, losing the game 13-10 on Sunday. In front of about 300 GW and Temple fans at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, attackers Colleen Schmidt, a senior, and Laura Hostetler, a junior, scored three goals apiece, but […]

GW creates new biophysics major

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences unveiled its newest science degree program this year – biophysics. Five students have opted for the biophysics major so far, which studies science at the molecular level and works to understand the structure of individual molecules and their interactions. John Balbach, professor of physics and biophysics, said medical […]

Students buzz heads for charity

A lot of GW students got a haircut this weekend. Buzzing for Change, an event that raises money to send children with cancer to summer camps, held its third annual head-shaving event Sunday in Kogan Plaza where $13,500 was raised and 247 students either got hair cuts or buzzes to raise money – and hair […]

Clinton speaks at memorial in Lisner

Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary attended a memorial service Sunday in Lisner Auditorium to pay tribute to the late Eli Segal, an aide to his cabinet and chief executive of the service organization AmeriCorps. GW students, Segal’s family, friends and some of the politicians that Segal worked with, including 1972 Democratic presidential […]

WEB EXTRA: Franken hosts radio show from SMPA

Liberal radio talk show host Al Franken broadcasted his show, typically based in Minneapolis, live from GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium last week, giving him the opportunity to criticize and satirize President Bush in a building five blocks from the White House. Thursday’s “Al Franken Show,” which aired from noon to 3 p.m. and attracted about […]

Good morning Froggy Bottom

Good morning Froggy Bottom. The owners of Froggy Bottom Pub – one of the neighborhood’s most popular hangouts – will soon be opening a restaurant and motel a world away based on the Pennsylvania Avenue venue. Hien Bui has owned the Froggy Bottom Pub for seven years. Along with her husband, Hoang, she plans on […]

Report cites shortcomings in recruiting, retaining black and Hispanic profs.

In the past four years GW has managed to increase its level of minority professors by 3 percentage points, but despite efforts to recruit them, has made no progress increasing the number of Hispanic professors on campus, University officials said. According to GW’s Office of Institutional Research, the percentage of full-time faculty identified as racial […]

Law prof. threatens GW with lawsuit in hopes of outdoor smoking ban

Law professor John Banzhaf, who has threatened to sue the University if it doesn’t ban smoking outside its buildings, took his threats one step further last week when he sent a letter of intent to sue to the director of the GW Office of Risk Management and Insurance. Banzhaf initially told The Hatchet of his […]

Thorpe, Lasky win SA elections

When the chair of the Joint Elections Committee announced that junior Lamar Thorpe would be the next Student Association president, Thorpe’s mother was just as excited, if not more so, than he was. “I’m just so ecstatic,” Dorita Thorpe said. “It made it all worth the trip, worth it all.” Members of Thorpe’s biological family […]

Universities consider rights of depressed students

Universities may be forced to reevaluate how they deal with depressed students after a recent settlement stemming from the death of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology student. On April 3, the family of former MIT student Elizabeth Shin settled with the university for an undisclosed sum, ending nearly six years of controversy surrounding the circumstances […]