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.

GW interns help create new World Bank store

Students will only have to walk a few feet from campus to buy authentic crafts and foods – potentially with Colonial Cash – from countries in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America once a new store created by a division of the World Bank opens next month. The store, created with the […]

SA realtor to assist students in apartment searches

Need an apartment? Now the Student Association and Bradley Buslik say they can help. A senior in the School of Business, Buslik was named the SA’s director of off-campus housing this month and will be showing and renting apartments to students for no additional charge to the student. Buslik, who will be graduating in May […]

Southeast hospital may contract GW

GW Hospital may take over the day-to-day operations of the emergency room at Greater Southeast Community Hospital – D.C.’s only full-service hospital east of the Anacostia River – if the two groups develop a contract, which is in the early stages of discussion. Robert Shesser, GW Hospital’s chair of emergency medicine, said the contract would […]

Facebook denies rumors that it hopes to sell for $2 billion

Facebook officials are denying a report that appeared in a BusinessWeek story last month saying that the Web site is for sale with an asking price of $2 billion. The story, citing “senior industry executives familiar with the matter,” reported that Facebook rejected a $750 million bid and is holding out for the $1 billion […]

Staff Editorial: Focus 4×4 on academic rigor

Faculty Senate representatives recently released a report to the four-by-four task force charging that GW will not benefit academically if the University implements proposals for a four-by-four curriculum. The proposed setup, according to the Faculty Senate, would only increase University profits without significantly improving academics. A negative response to major academic modifications is almost expected […]

GW to shift financial burden of aid, donors

GW is attempting to offset increased University operational costs by devoting less University budget money to financial aid and instead shifting some of the costs of financial aid to donors. By raising money through the University’s advancement office, GW can grant more financial aid from the University’s endowment and less financial aid from tuition dollars, […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t excuse McKinney Paul Kendrick’s piece “Crashing at the Capitol” (April 13, p. 4) is probably the most ridiculous thing the Hatchet has published this year. His bizarre attempt to justify Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney’s criminal assault on a police officer stinks of the same self-loathing evidence used by white liberals in any situation when race […]

Faculty Senate report critical of 4×4 plan

The lower number of classes and reduced time spent in each class in a possible four-by-four class structure would be profitable for the University, but would not improve academics, according to a report issued by Faculty Senate representatives to the four-by-four task force. The report, discussed at Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting, comes as the four-by-force […]

University unlikely to divest from Israel, Darfur

The University is unlikely to heed the call of two groups of campus activists calling for GW to divest from companies that do business with Sudan and Israel. The push for the University to divest from companies with ties to Israel, led by campus activists for Palestinian rights, is the second major divestment campaign on […]