May 4, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 62

Stories from the May 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Adam Conner: A great four years

In my continuing quest to turn this column into a clearinghouse for all things “Snakes on a Plane,” my favorite unreleased movie, I would like to write about a Time magazine article I stumbled across recently. The interview with Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the protagonist in this film that involves hundreds of snakes being […]

Cherry Tree salesman indicted for fraud at 27 D.C. schools

A yearbook salesman who worked with the University was indicted by a federal grand jury late last month for allegedly laundering more than $700,000 from yearbook sales at 27 D.C. and Maryland high schools and colleges – including GW – over a period of five years. Joseph Wenzl, a sales representative from Texas-based Taylor Publishing […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Lerner purchasing Nationals Businessman Theodore Lerner, a financial donor to GW and a former Board of Trustees member, is the new owner of the Washington Nationals. GW should take advantage of this connection to the team by setting up internships, giving business classes the opportunity for real world experience and facilitating ticket deals. EMeRG ambulance […]

Calendar

Friday 4-Footed Faculty Friends Thanks to the GW faculty, you can play with their beloved dogs as you take a study break. 1 to 2 p.m. Mount Vernon Campus, behind Merriweather Residence Hall Sponsored by Mount Vernon Campus Life Saturday 3rd Annual Culture Shock East Coast Hip Hop Dance Competition Catch this show with some […]

Departing Staffer: Kyle Stoneman: Finding a home

The week before I left home freshman year for Foggy Bottom, I was convinced that I only needed two things: a P.O. box and a job. They were legacies of my childhood. I needed a permanent address and I needed to stay busy. While I had deeper worries about coming to college, somehow, I thought, […]

SA Notes

Senate-elect passes fice nominees The Student Association Senate-elect met for its final official meeting of the year Wednesday night in the Marvin Center to confirm five nominees for SA President-elect Lamar Thorpe’s cabinet. Junior Stephanie Adelman, freshman Andrew Cooper, freshman Richard Fowler, junior Charlie Leizear and sophomore Derek Platt were confirmed to be the vice […]

Crime Log

Robbery/Firearm 4/30 – 17th and Church streets – case closed A student called the University Police Department to report that he had been robbed. He stated that two subjects approached him with a gun and demanded his wallet and cell phone. The two subjects fled the scene. The individual cancelled his credit cards and also […]

Juliet Moser: Get away from the old days

Ah, 2006. After years of postmodern deconstruction and public rancor over reproductive choices, race and gender – to name but a few contentious issues – women have made enormous strides in the past few decades. The current generation of college-aged women fall squarely in what is considered third wave feminism: we take for granted our […]

Always in the fast lane: Journalism prof. under FBI scrutiny

When journalism professor Mark Feldstein left his work as an investigative reporter to teach at GW in 2002, he thought the days of dealing with federal investigators were behind him. “I thought that when I switched to academia, that this was the slow lane,” said Feldstein, the director of GW’s journalism program. “I thought I […]

GW houses 40 students displaced from Empire Apartments fire

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 morning. GW is housing about 40 displaced students from the Empire Apartments on campus, and the Red Cross will find housing for the other […]