April 5, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 52

Stories from the April 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: Students volunteer at Cherry Blossom Festival

While some students are content simply to visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival once a year, others have contributed to D.C.’s largest annual tourist event by participating in events or volunteering time. The festival, which runs until April 15, kicked off March 31 with Opening Ceremony, which included speeches by D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and […]

WEB EXTRA: Ambassadors discuss democratization in Middle East

Four Middle Eastern ambassadors discussed strategies for bringing democratic reform to their region Wednesday at Marvin Center. One hundred students from Duke, Georgetown and GW attended the symposium, hosted by the Global Language Group. Ambassadors from Qatar, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia discussed similar concerns about roadblocks to reforming private property holdings, a lack of women’s […]

Trachtenberg, other authors, sign books in Gelman

Last Thursday University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented his new book, “Write Me a Letter!” along with three other GW professors who have recently published books. “I feel a little bit like a fraud. (My book) is more of a dessert than a main course,” Trachtenberg said, comparing his book to those of his colleagues […]

WEB EXTRA: Womens leadership host conference on Mount Vernon

Francine Zorn Trachtenberg, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s wife, addressed the demands of being a successful woman at work and at home last week. She spoke at the fifth annual Women’s Leadership Conference Friday at the Mount Vernon Campus. Shelly Heller, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Elizabeth Somers Center, GW’s women’s […]

Staff Editorial: Overhaul Spring Fling and Fall Fest

Program Board recently announced that singer Regina Spektor will headline this year’s Spring Fling celebration. As in years past, the choice to bring an underwhelming performer to this event highlights overall problems with the festival and with Program Board’s approach to programming at GW in general. While Spektor is an up-and-coming singer in her own […]

WEB EXTRA: Ceremony honors long-standing GW employee

Friends, family and colleagues honored Jane Lingo, the University’s longest-serving employee, at a memorial service at Lisner Auditorium last week. Lingo died in late February of breast cancer, after dedicating 50 years of her life to the University. She was 83. About 300 people attended the service, which was centered around Lingo’s two biggest passions: […]

Staff Editorial: Four-by-four is falling down

In its recent decision to delay a vote on a four-credit, four-class curricular structure, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences echoed the concerns of all professors reluctant to sign on to a vague plan. This school’s choice to wait to make a decision until the fall is not at all surprising, since administrators have […]

WEB EXTRA: Battle of the bands take over GW

Two student organizations, the WRGW radio station and Epsilon Sigma Alpha, hosted two unrelated “battle of the bands” concerts last weekend, both marked by lively audiences and musically striking performances. WRGW’s Rock the Bottom concert featured a variety of hard-hitting and highly original sets with an audience turnout of over 200. The event spanned three […]

Gabriel Okolski: The case for consistency

I’m damn proud of my GWorld card. Throughout nearly four years of scratches, swipes and abuse, the card has barely faded and still lets me pay way too much for food around campus. Even the picture is unchanged – it still shows a bright-eyed, idyllic freshman whose spirits had yet to be broken. Unfortunately, the […]