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.

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 […]

OLAS marks 10 years

More than 300 students, alumni and family members gathered at the Marvin Center Saturday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of GW’s Organization for Latin American Students. The festivities, which ran until well past midnight, included traditional musical performances, dancing, poetry reading, theatrical monologues and a feast of Latin American food. “The event is an […]

Panel discusses human trafficking

Andrea Powell was in Germany about 10 years ago working at a domestic violence shelter. She befriended one of the victims in the clinic but was surprised when her new friend vanished one day. After searching in Eastern Europe and Bosnia, Powell became worried her friend had been victimized again. “I never found her and […]

Zoning Commission meeting kicks off GW development process

The D.C. Zoning Commission decided last week that it would consider increasing overall density and altering height restrictions for GW’s buildings. The changes are needed for the University to implement its proposed 20-year Campus Plan. The commission’s decision Thursday kicks off the city approval process for GW’s future development plans. During the meeting protesters from […]

Ward 3 council race now features two GW professors

While seven District residents are vying for the Ward 3 seat on the D.C. City Council in this fall’s election, for candidate and GW law professor Mary Cheh, the competition is hitting close to home. Erik Gaull, an adjunct professor at GW, announced earlier this semester that he will also be running for Ward 3 […]

Road woes continue

A pair of heart-breaking road defeats this past weekend to two Atlantic 10 foes has all but guaranteed that the GW women’s lacrosse team will not qualify for the conference tournament. The women fell 13-11 to St. Bonaventure Friday afternoon, followed by a 12-11 overtime loss to Duquesne Sunday. A year after GW’s first conference […]

Team likely to make NCAAs

The GW golf team took a significant step toward making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in more than 40 years with a second-place finish this past weekend in the Rutherford Intercollegiate at State College, Pa. Coach Scott Allen said he thinks the win should guarantee the Colonials entrance into the NCAA Tournament. “Its […]