December 7, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 30

Stories from the December 7, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Johns Hopkins Provost Steven Knapp to be GW’s 16th president

Click to view timeline of Knapp’s journey to the presidency. GW’s Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed Steven Knapp, a senior administrator at Johns Hopkins University, as the successor to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. The trustees – who comprise the highest-governing body at GW – held a conference call Friday to approve the top choice […]

Letters to the Editor

Bring substance to the AIDS issue It’s a shame that rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges came to speak but said very little (“Ludacris talks safe sex,” Dec. 4, p. 1). I went into the Ludacris YouthAIDS event last week enthusiastic about hearing a fellow AIDS activist speak about the global pandemic. I hoped he would get […]

Analysis: A tale of two Steves

They may have the same first name, but differences seem to outweigh the similarities between GW’s outgoing and incoming leaders. Steven Knapp, selected last week to be the 16th president of GW, and University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, certainly have some parallels in their higher education careers and backgrounds. But striking differences also characterize these […]

A woman’s world: life, love and ugly dresses

The chick-flick concept isn’t dead. It’s just moved onstage. Allan Ball’s play, “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,” presented at Lisner Downstage this past weekend by Forbidden Planet Productions, combines a witty script with an irreverent cast of disgruntled bridesmaids to create a classic example of girl-comedy. Set at a wedding reception in Knoxville, Ky.., […]

SA Senate stalls on passage of constitution

After fiery debate, an agitated Student Association Senate failed to pass a bill for a new constitution Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. The bill called for a referendum that would bring sweeping constitutional changes to SA elections, the size of the SA senate and the position of the SA executive vice president, according to […]

Facility upgrades top athletic wish list

The athletic department will not use the appointment of a new University president to push the administration to replace its 30-year-old basketball facility, a senior athletic department official said. Dom Perno, GW’s associate athletic director for development, said GW “know(s) what (it) has,” in reference to the Smith Center but hopes to push President-elect Steven […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 We know it’s freaking freezing outside, but bundle up and make the short walk from your dorm to the Marvin Center Betts Theatre this Friday to see Balance, the GW Ballet Group’s third annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Nothing like Tchaikovsky’s classic production to get you in the mood for the […]


In the article “Court denies GW’s appeal against union” (Nov. 30, p. 1), The Hatchet mistakenly reported that the University has a week to decide if it will bargain with the union or petition for a rehearing. GW spokesperson Tracy Schario said the University has 45 days to make its decision. In the article “Class […]

Waiting for his turn

In the same building where Pops Mensah-Bonsu put GW on the national basketball map two years ago, the former Colonial power forward sat in a suit on the Dallas Mavericks’ bench Monday night at Verizon Center, inactive in his team’s game against the Washington Wizards. How things have changed. Mensah-Bonsu was literally the big man […]

Lower class has higher rates of cancer

Harold Freeman, a prominent expert on health disparities, spoke to more than 100 students and faculty about the socioeconomic divide in medical care at a School of Public Health Grand Rounds lecture. The Grand Rounds are regularly scheduled lectures hosted by departments for their graduate students. Some, like the Department of Medicine, hold weekly events. […]