April 24, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 59

Stories from the April 24, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

SEAS students win awards Two students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Izaak Beekman and Nathan Green, recently received Goldwater and Fulbright scholarships, respectively. Beekman, a junior studying mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, which promotes excellence in science and mathematics. This year, 323 scholarships were awarded from a pool of […]

Seniors develop GW web portal cheaper, better, quicker than SA’s

A year waiting for a campaign-promised online trading Web site was too long for five seniors. So in less than a month’s time and without spending $11,000 of student funds, they created their own exchange site. Last April, when senior Audai Shakour was elected Student Association president, he promised a versatile online trading portal where […]


The article “Report criticizes 4×4 proposal” (April 17, p.1) quoted Faculty Senate four-by-force task force representative Robert Dunn as saying four-by-four is a “solution looking for a problem.” Dunn did not say this; the quote was taken from a Faculty Senate report on four-by-four.

Minorities within a minority

By his own account, graduate student and alumnus Paul Kendrick is about as stereotypically white as they come. With blue eyes, pointy bangs and an unmistakably pale complexion, he isn’t one you’d expect would be intimate with the black experience. But since coming to GW almost five years ago, Kendrick has been one of the […]

Spitting out Lotus on Santorini

Junior Jeffrey Parker, a history major from Winston-Salem, N.C., is spending the spring semester in Oxford, England, after also spending the fall term there. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from England as one of GW’s many expats. God save the Queen. I am very white. And I don’t mean in […]

Senior citizens join GW volunteers for dance

Think prom is just for high school? Think again. More than 100 senior citizens and 180 student volunteers gathered Saturday for the fourth annual Senior Prom in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. The Neighbors Project, a part of the Office of Community Service, put together the evening of dinner and dancing for low-income seniors from […]

Democrats propose student loan interest rate reductions

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – 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 earlier this month by Rep. George Miller (D-Ca.) and Sen. Dick Durbin […]

Georgetown says it hasn’t been recruiting Duke lacrosse players

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – In spite of a report that members of the suspended Duke University men’s lacrosse team might transfer to Georgetown to play for the lacrosse team next spring, a Georgetown official said that no transfer applications have been filed by Duke lacrosse players. According to a report in The Chronicle of Higher Education, […]

Univ. unsure why carbon monoxide got into Duques

University officials said they do not know why a diesel generator’s toxic exhaust seeped into Duqu?s Hall earlier this month, but precautions are being put in place in case a similar unexplained accident reoccurs. Carbon monoxide fumes from an emergency generator outside Madison Hall entered classrooms in Duqu?s April 14. The University is unsure what […]

EMeRG hopes to get ambulance

Administrators, the University Police Department and the Office of Risk Management will discuss the possibility of acquiring an ambulance for EMeRG at their regular meeting later this month. But the process of acquiring an ambulance is not easy. EMeRG leaders said that for six years GW’s student-run emergency response unit has been in pursuit of […]