April 17, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 57

Stories from the April 17, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Almost an engagement

Last May, junior Cherelle Kantey and her boyfriend, Chris, celebrated their one-year anniversary over a romantic dinner in D.C. The two met at a defunct nightclub called Heaven 12 months earlier, and were well past “I love you’s” as they exchanged gifts across the table. Kantey got Chris a watch and he read aloud two […]

Secret program to hide reclassification from public revealed

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the National Archives and Records Administration has released two “Memorandum of Understanding” documents detailing a program to secretly withdraw and reclassify documents held by the federal government. The memos were themselves reclassified in 2001 and 2002. Government archivists began reclassifying thousands of pages of public documents […]

Hollis makes impression at GW

If first impressions are as important as people say, then Damian Hollis is going fit in just fine on GW’s basketball court. Hollis, a 6-foot-7 forward from Sunrise, Fla., rarely let the smile fade from his face while playing in the prestigious Capital Classic High School All-Star Game at the Smith Center April 13. The […]

Academic ‘freedom fighter’ toes partisan lines

Malcolm A. Kline is not someone who would be easily mistaken for a liberal. If his photograph on a flier announcing his speech at the University of Maryland a few weeks ago says a thousand words, they are all conservative. His expression is imposing, accented by one raised eyebrow, a bow tie and a half-smoked […]

Baseball drops two to Bonnies in N.Y.

The GW baseball team came into this weekend’s series against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies starting off on the right foot and ending up on a sour note. After a tough loss to the College of William and Mary Tuesday, the Colonials looked to extend their four-game Atlantic 10 Conference win streak. Despite winning the first […]

Senators urge Congress to cut student loan rates by half

Two key Democratic lawmakers are promoting a bill to cut the interest rates for student loans in half in response to large budget cuts made to student aid earlier this year. The “Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Act,” introduced Apr. 13 by Rep. George Miller and Sen. Dick Durbin, would lower interest rates on […]


Monday Afghan Aid 2006 Come enjoy free hookah and henna tattoos on the quad while learning how you can help the Afghan Widows and Orphans Fund. 1 to 5 p.m. University Yard Sponsored by the Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Sorority and the Afghan Student Organization REAL Conversations: White Privilege What is it? Does it […]

GW Briefs

SMPA mulls director candidates School of Media and Public Affairs faculty members will meet Tuesday night to discuss recommendations from University officials who have met the final four candidates for the school’s next permanent director. While Columbian College Dean William Frawley said last month that he hopes to have the process complete by the end […]

Duques generator emits fumes, students treated by EMeRG

A few dozen people evacuated Duques Hall early Friday afternoon when fumes from a mechanical room crept into classrooms, causing some students to feel lightheaded and two to receive treatment from EMeRG. Around 1:20 p.m. Friday, a few students in a psychology class on the first floor told their professor they felt faint and dizzy. […]

Professor to assist Africa with public health initiatives

A professor is teaming up with Johns Hopkins University and Tulane University in a five-year initiative to improve public health education in East Africa. The initiative aims to jumpstart the health system in Africa by improving public health education programs in order to produce qualified and experienced public health officials. School of Public Policy and […]