May 1, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 61

Stories from the May 1, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Lax falls short of A-10 tourney

Before the lacrosse team’s Friday home matchup against La Salle, the players of GW’s women’s lacrosse team were laughing, dancing and exchanging high-fives. The Colonials’ behavior was replicated after their 16-8 win. Two days later, GW’s jovial attitude seemed to be gone. The Colonials led visiting Massachusetts for almost 55 of the game’s 60 minutes […]

WEB UPDATE: Electrical fire at Empire Apts. forces evacuation

An electrical malfunction in the Empire Apartments on 20th and F streets created massive amounts of smoke in the building, forcing residents to evacuate and several fire trucks to respond Wednesday at about 10:40 a.m. Electrical panels in the basement of the building most likely sparked due to flooding, D.C. Fire spokesman Alan Etter said […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s Crew Women’s crew rounded out its regular season with a fourth-place finish against No. 1 Princeton and Massachusetts and No. 20 Tennessee. The Tigers took first place in the Varsity Eight, Varsity Four and Novice Four races. Tennessee won the Second Varsity Eight race. The Colonials finished fourth in all races except the Varsity […]

Students protest violence in Uganda

Carrying blankets, pastries and high hopes, about 35 GW students left Kogan Plaza Saturday afternoon to join a nationwide, overnight rally against the abuse of children in war-torn northern Uganda. “It’s been going on for 20 years. No one’s been paying attention to it whatsoever,” said senior Jacqueline Burgess, founder of the GW chapter of […]

GW readies for accreditation

As the University revs up to begin the process of renewing its accreditation status with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a representative from the organization spoke to students and faculty Thursday about what this means for GW. The Middle States Commission conducts a voluntary accreditation program for degree-seeking colleges and universities in the […]


Monday Fly High with Finals Come fly a kite, grab a cookie and enter your name to win a $100 travel voucher with the Student Activities Center and STA Travel as part of Stress Free Zone. 2 to 4 p.m. University Yard Sponsored by SAC and STA Travel Tuesday Flawed Succession: Russia’s Power Transfer Crises […]

GW Briefs

Alito to judge 2007 moot court competition The GW Law School announced last week that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will be one of three jurists in the February 2007 moot court competition. This year, Chief Justice John G. Roberts presided over the competition. “The fact that we can attract people of this caliber is […]


The photo caption accompanying the article “Sentimental for the District” (April 27, p. 7) erroneously stated that the band The Sentiment used to practice in New Hall. Also, due to an error by the band, photographer Ty Walker was not given credit for a photo taken of the band that appeared on page 7. In […]

Staff Editorial: Higher education policy needed

Our View: Lawmakers should put politics aside and address tuition costs, academic competition In response to $12 billion in student aid cuts passed by Congress in February, two Democratic lawmakers proposed a bill last month to cut in half interest rates on federally subsidized student loans. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) […]