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.

Protesters call for end to genocide in Sudan

About 15,000 people crowded the National Mall Sunday afternoon urging the U.S. government to take action against the genocide occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. Speakers at the rally included 2006 U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Joey Cheek, Oscar-winning actor George Clooney and Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel, along with many other political activists and lawmakers. […]

University reduces planned cuts to academics

While a proposed budget originally called for $4 million to be cut from academic expenses next year, the University announced last week a final budget proposal that will cut $1 million to $2 million from academics. The University’s deans have not yet made final decisions about which programs will experience these cuts. According to a […]

WEB EXTRA: Farmers’ Market returns to Foggy Bottom

In a city full of politicians, lobbyists and lawyers, farmers are not commonplace in Foggy Bottom. But for the second season, area farmers are bringing their ripe selections to the neighborhood’s Freshfarm Market. On I Street directly behind the Foggy Bottom Metro, the market runs Wednesdays from mid-April through mid-November and sells a variety of […]

WEB EXTRA: Student groups win end-of-year awards

Student organizations and leaders take home honors The Student Activities Center handed out more than two dozen awards over the last week to the most successful student organizations and leaders on campus. During the Greek Night of Achievement on Sunday night and the SAC Excellence Awards last Thursday night, awards given out included top student […]

WEB EXTRA: Ambassadors discuss South Africa’s transition

A large crowd turned out to the Elliott School Friday to hear a discussion about South Africa’s transition from its former apartheid regime to a democracy. Deputy Chief of Mission from the South African Embassy Diederick Moyo and former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Princeton Lyman applauded South Africa’s peaceful transition that has taken place […]

WEB EXTRA: Cropp addresses sorority members

D.C. City Council chairman and mayoral candidate Linda Cropp focused on black women’s progress in politics while speaking to her sorority members Friday at the Marvin Center. Cropp, a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, attracted a crowd of about 30 people to the Marvin Center Amphitheatre. Most of the attendees were members of […]

Gates Foundation discusses public health

A leader of the world’s largest foundation emphasized the need for a long-term commitment to fighting global health issues at a presentation at 1957 E Street Friday. Rajiv J. Shah, director of strategic opportunities for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke on the challenges of effective global health and detailed the foundation’s strategy for […]

Gender wage discrimination can’t be explained, Iowa study says

The gender gap in the salaries of professors is partially unexplainable, according to a study by a professor of higher education at the University of Iowa. Before Paul D. Umbach adjusted for factors that might skew the sample such as benefits accrued from seniority, outside support for research and demand for professors in individual disciplines, […]

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 […]