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.

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 […]

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 […]