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.

Departing Staffer: Zach Ahmad: Curtain’s up

Welcome to the Zach Ahmad Show. Every year The Hatchet gives departing editors and apparently the occasional staff writer a little less than a page to say whatever happens to be on their minds. The practice is inherently self-indulgent, typically boring and never as clever as the writers would like to think. It’s basically an […]

‘Gospel of Judas’ discovery intrigues Biblical scholars

For centuries, Christians have followed the New Testament Gospels of the Apostles Mark, Mathew, Luke and John – but what about Judas? Recently the discovery of what historians and theologians are calling the Gospel of Judas has caused a stir in the Christian community. The Gospel was found in Egypt in the early 1970s and […]

Departing Staffer: Josh Stager: From GWorld to the real world

I remember reading these departing seniors columns in years past, filled with wistful anecdotes, contemplative ruminations and plenty of nostalgia. The seniors were headed off into the “real world,” and their columns suggested a certain elder wisdom, a Zen-like view of The Hatchet past, present and future. Now it’s my turn – and I realize […]

WEB UPDATE: New service provider replaces Aramark

Aramark will no longer be the University’s main food service provider beginning May 31, administrators announced Monday during a meeting of student group leaders. Sodexho, the company’s national competitor, will replace Aramark and is set to make changes to campus dining options by constructing new venues and making replacements in J Street. Quizno’s will replace […]

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 […]