March 29, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 50

Stories from the March 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Thorpe to set guidelines for $25,000 grant

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe said Tuesday night that he will establish guidelines for using the $25,000 University grant the group received last week before he leaves office April 30. University officials announced last week a two-year pilot program to fund “socially responsible initiatives.” Thorpe, a senior, said officials wanted to show support for the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Non-Profit Career Fair Interested in working for a non-profit? Stop by this career fair organized by 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marvin Center 3rd Floor Sponsored by the Career Center Spring Film Series: Children of Men Catch a free showing of this blockbuster. Valid GWorld required. 10 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Sponsored by […]

Gates foundation donates millions to help D.C. students

Many D.C. high school students smiled last Thursday with the announcement of a $122 million grant that will help students from low-income families attend college. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the grant will support the city’s effort to double the number of high school and college graduates by 2010. One of the […]

Students lobby for voting rights; legislation stalls again in Congress

A bill to give D.C. a voting representative in Congress has stalled for a second time in six months amid debate over its constitutionality. The District has one non-voting representative in the House of Representatives, a position Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) holds. The District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 – sponsored […]

Sorority event raises money for blind

The Delta Gamma sorority’s annual Anchor Bowl raised $5,000 this week for Service for Sight, an organization that provides services to blind and visually impaired individuals. Anchor Bowl consists of a week’s worth of fundraising and social events that culminate in a football tournament for fraternities. Upcoming events this week include a Baja Fresh fundraiser […]

Dept. of Ed. holds summit meeting to reform higher education

The U.S. Department of Education convened a March 22 summit on higher education to address the goals of its plan to reform higher education in America. Over 250 business and academic leaders and officials gathered in Washington, D.C., and hammered out a list of 25 “action items” to help the Department achieve some of what […]

Trachtenberg scholarships handed out to nine D.C. high schoolers

GW awarded nine D.C. public high school seniors full scholarships to attend the University beginning next year. The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship program has provided full scholarships, including funds for room and board and book expenses, for 93 D.C. public school seniors during the last 18 years. Three of the nine recipients receiving the offer […]

Thurston shut down for summer

Thurston Hall will be closed for extensive renovations this summer and will reopen about a week before fall move-in. The 1,116-bed freshman residence hall will receive new windows, updated lighting fixtures and elevators, and fire sprinklers in each of the rooms, said Seth Weinshel, assignments director of GW Housing Programs. He explained that one building […]

Alums of comedy group at GW hit the real world

Before he stepped on stage to audition for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Herschel Bleefeld thought about some of the same things that used to go through his mind when he was a member of GW’s comedy group Recess. “You either have it or you don’t, and if you don’t, you don’t deserve to be out […]


Editor’s Note: Due to a contributing reporter’s error, junior Daniel November was quoted in the story “Gay at GW: a culture of acceptance?” (March 26, p.1) without his permission. He had given permission to be quoted in the contributing reporter’s class assignment, but did not give the reporter permission for it to be printed in […]