May 15, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 1

Stories from the May 15, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SJT: Pro-development since Hartford

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has a reputation for advancing a university by constructing buildings, improving academics and, in the process, agitating some members of the academic and residential community. And that is from his time as president of the University of Hartford. Before assuming GW’s top post in 1988, Trachtenberg served 11 years as president at […]

Coggins’-Potbelly lawsuit may be settled

After a threat of being shut down by court order, Coggins’ Sandwich Manufactory may be nearing the end of its legal dispute. Shortly after Coggins’ moved into its Ivory Tower location in August 2004, the Illinois-based Potbelly filed suit against Coggins’ in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., alleging similarities between the two sandwich […]


Monday Spring book drive Donate books or help box books and send them to Africa. 9 5 p.m. GW Bookstore Sponsored by Books for Africa Luncheon about U.S. relations with Latin America Features Thomas A. Shannon, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs. 12:30 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the […]

Community members continue to oppose Square 54 plans

The Foggy Bottom Association is still opposing GW’s plans for Square 54 after the University made changes to the plans. Members of the local neighborhood group voiced their opposition at a meeting last week held by Boston Properties, the firm GW hired to plan Square 54’s development. At the information session, the designers said they […]

GW Briefs

University projects enrollment drop Administrators announced projections for a 2 percent decline in undergraduate enrollment for the upcoming academic year earlier this month. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said at the President’s Council meeting earlier this month that the projected decline in enrollment is attributed to the University’s desire for smaller, more manageable […]

Staff Editorial: Year in review

The class of 2006’s last year at GW included the usual mix of scandals, new University initiatives and student complaints. The following is a roundup of some of the important issues that affected members of the GW community during the past academic year. Classes began in September with a buzz surrounding the dismissal of Michael […]

Brendan Polmer: To the class of 2006

Can you believe it? You’re done. Finished. I am so jealous of you – it’s ridiculous. Words alone cannot describe how envious I am of your accomplishments thus far. Do you remember when you were in my shoes? A sophomore, just finishing the spring semester, halfway there. Is it true what they say? That every […]

Dorsey convicted of beating elderly Foggy Bottom woman

The man accused of beating an elderly woman across the street from New Hall last spring was found guilty Thursday. James Dorsey was on trial for beating Vasiliki Fotopoulos, an elderly woman who sells umbrellas at the Foggy Bottom Metro on rainy days. The incident occurred at midday on May 3, 2005, on the 700 […]

Adam Conner: Looking to the past

The challenge of a column about your impending graduation is that you inevitably have to choose between writing about the past or the future. Unfortunately, I can’t predict the future (except that the movie “Snakes on a Plane” will be in theaters everywhere on August 18) and frankly, I don’t have nearly enough life experience […]

University proposes cuts to balance FY07 budget

Administrators are finalizing details on how to fill an $8.2 million budget gap following a University budget proposal that reduces cuts to academic expenses. Earlier this month, the University announced that $5 million would be cut from capital spending and $3.2 million would be cut from administrative spending to make up for an $8.2 million […]