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.

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 […]

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 […]