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.

Ask the Hatchet Geek: Cool Computers

Senior Kunal Johar, The Hatchet Geek, is a computer science major and co-founder of www.computerhelpdc.com. Twice a month, he will solve typical computer problems students face. E-mail the Hatchet Geek your computer queries at hatchetgeek@computerhelpdc.com. It always happens at the worst time. You finished your final paper a few days early and you decide to […]

Republican party looks to embrace college women

Could Republicans be shaking their “good ol’ boys” image? Some say the Republican Party’s female presence is undergoing a resurgence, even if statistically they are still very much in the minority. The number of Republican women elected to Congress has increased slightly over the last two congressional election cycles, starting with 44 in 2000, and […]

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 […]