February 26, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 44

Stories from the February 26, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB UPDATE: Six-hour-long power outage hits the Aston, nearby buildings

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 27, 12:45 a.m. For about six hours Monday night, residents of the Aston and other buildings between N and L streets and 21st and 24th streets were in the dark. Pepco, D.C.’s electricity provider, regained power at about 11:15 p.m. after electricity went out at about 5:30 p.m. Pepco Spokesperson Camille Smith […]

Student Association Endorsements: Marc Abanto for SA President

The Student Association run-off election is reflective of two opposing trends. One candidate, ostensibly, slid in as the top vote-getter by sharing a mobilization campaign with a slew of senatorial candidates working together on a slate. The other was the only candidate to successfully mobilize graduate school voters, outpacing her opponents in paper ballots – […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Blood Drive Help out and save a life 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the American Red Cross Colonials Donors Screening of “Left Behind: The story of the New Orleans public school system” The documentary chronicles the corruption, controversy and failures of the New Orleans city schools with a […]

Trachtenberg through the years at Brady Gallery

Images from the years of President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s presidency are on display at the Luther W. Brady Gallery. The exhibit in the Media and Public Affairs building, is showcasing the physical changes to happen across campus over the past 19 years. On display include architectural plans, drawings, photographs and original artworks. During Trachtenberg’s term, […]


In the article “Students find their roots in February” (Feb. 22, 2007, p. 1) Kevin Powell was erroneously paraphrased as saying that 65 percent of black women are HIV positive. Powell said that 65 percent of newly diagnosed HIV cases are black women. In the article “Fewer students run in elections” (Feb. 22, 2007, p. […]

Presidential politics on campus from D.C. to Dallas

DALLAS – Living a few blocks from the White House, students at GW are used to President Bush’s policy decisions making some noise in their neighborhood. But Dallas – Bush’s old backyard – is typically a less-hostile environment. So, there was little surprise in December when Southern Methodist University learned that it was the finalist […]

GW Associate VP to leave for Kent State

Associate Vice President for Advancement Eugene Finn will be leaving GW in April to begin working at Kent State University as Vice President for Development, Finn said. This recent addition to the Kent State faculty is a promotion of their commitment to increased fundraising and consistent financial support for academics. Finn will run the offices […]

Softening language barriers one country at a time

Bobby O’Brien stands in front of a large, black rectangle painted on the wall. The paint is chipping off, but he’ll use what is left of it as a chalkboard. Weaving through the drawer-less wooden desks that fill the classroom, he stops beside an 11-year-old Chinese girl sitting on a mounted two-by-four. “Jenny!” he exclaims, […]

What’s the deal with… the Gelman memorabilia museum?

Tons of students rush in and out of Gelman Library’s doors each day but most fail to notice the little room stashed off by the left-hand side of the foyer. The small, inconspicuous place, called the David S. Brown Memorabilia Room, is filled with artifacts from authentic documents to photographs to significant objects, quietly chronicling […]

Student alleges assault in Academic Center

A large unidentified man reportedly assaulted a female sophomore in an Academic Center classroom Tuesday morning. The student told the Metropolitan Police Department that she was alone in room 510 when a 28- to 35-year-old black man approached her. She was reading before class started when the man, who she said was between 250 to […]