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.

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, […]

Corrections

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 […]

Sex column: “Spicing it up, keeping it hidden and trusting your heart”

Nearing the commencement of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. Since we […]

Abanto, Capp to face off for SA president

Round two of the campaign for Student Association President will include junior Marc Abanto and sophomore Nicole Capp, the election oversight committee announced early Friday morning. The Joint Elections Committee also announced that sophomore Brand Kroeger will vie for the executive vice president position against junior Nick D’Addario. The group released the vote tallies at […]

GW’s Birthday celebration features s’mores, cherry pies but no fire

The University rang in its namesake’s 275th birthday Thursday with an annual birthday bonfire, s’mores, hot cider and a cherry pie-eating contest. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and GW’s “secret” society, the Order of the Hippo, sponsored the event. The event has traditionally taken place outside in University Yard with colonial-era drummers and music, but […]