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.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t cut music It was with great disappointment in my alma mater that I read of potential music cuts the University is considering for next year in an effort to balance the upcoming fiscal budget (“Music Department may see major cuts,” April 27, p. 1). Though it’s not advertised as such, GW’s music program is […]

Sodexho to run revamped J Street

Big changes are again coming to the University’s largest campus dining venue, J Street. The University announced this week that Aramark, which in 2002 signed a 10-year contract with the University, will no longer operate food venues in the Marvin Center. Food-service provider Sodexho will be taking over food operations June 1. With the management […]

Baseball drops two straight

The past two games have not been friendly to the GW baseball team. Wednesday night the Colonials (18-27) got clobbered 12-3 in College Park, Md., by Maryland (21-28). A day earlier, GW suffered an 8-7 loss to George Mason (19-26) in Arlington, Va. Against Maryland, right fielder Matt Maropis had a double, triple and home […]

CCAS’ budget cuts less than expected

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences must make budget reductions totaling $700,000 in light of a recently announced budget proposal to cut $1 to $2 million from academic expenses, said William Frawley, outgoing Dean of CCAS. Frawley added that he will carry out these reductions on a much smaller scale than he had originally […]

GW announces prominent Commencement participants

The University announced Wednesday that Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone, Washington Nationals Manager Frank Robinson and Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman will all take part in this year’s graduation events. Redstone will join former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush on the Mall at the May 21 […]

Student leaders pleased with newest J Street renovations

The changes Sodexho plans to make to campus dining sound familiar to some students. This year’s chair of the Student Association’s Dining Services Commission, junior Tim Saccoccia, worked closely with the University and Aramark in attempts to bring some of the same food service options to campus that Sodexho now intends to include in its […]

U.S. colleges urge help for uninsured

College students, faculty and administrators are working to increase the number adults covered by health insurance for Cover the Uninsured Week. The week spans May 1 through May 7 as a part of “the largest nonpartisan effort in history” to raise awareness about the nation’s uninsured, according to the Cover the Uninsured Week press release. […]

The Bar Belle: A farewell toast from the rooftop

The roofs have opened again. At numerous bars and apartment complexes around the city, we can be found outside relishing the cool wind blowing through our hair and listening to the sound of fire engines far below on the street – all while holding cold beers in our hands. We are the content residents of […]