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: 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 […]

Actor Arquette visits GW, promotes movie

As students watched the movie trailer for “The Tripper” in the basement of Gelman Library on Monday afternoon, the narrator of the preview declared that the film was “from the warped mind of David Arquette.” The black-clad actor, sporting fashionably spiked hair and Nike Dunks, stopped by GW on Monday to promote this new movie. […]

WEB EXTRA: Mind and Body Week offers free yoga classes

Lie down with your palms raised and toes turned out, take a deep breath, and repeat to yourself, “I love my body.” This was the essence of this year’s Mind and Body Week, hosted by the Lerner Health and Wellness Center which offered free yoga and pilates classes to students. The class schedule included past […]

Brendan Polmer: Music without restrictions

Ah, sweet music. It’s the world’s universal language, capable of uniting us all and evoking every known emotion in the human soul. It allows one to form a personal bond with its essence, framing a moment in time to a specific, personalized soundtrack. My own personal soundtrack consists of nearly 10,000 songs and is still […]

GW programs ranked in top tier of nation by magazines

Recent rankings of university programs place some GW areas of study among the best in the nation. GW’s Law School and Graduate School of Public Health and Health Services both ranked in the top 25 for their fields by U.S. News and World Report. Other publications also ranked University programs among the nation’s best. “Rankings […]

Attorney General Gonzales set to testify over firings

United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will testify April 17 before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain his role in the controversial firings of eight U.S. attorneys. Senate Democrats have made other requests of Gonzales and his office that they want to be fulfilled prior to his appearance. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the […]

Letters to the Editor

Hold your event at “The Vern” In response to Andrew Siddons’ editorial, “Hands off Alumni House,” (Mar. 29, p. 4), the Mount Vernon staff would like to remind the entire GW community, and especially student organizations, that they should consider hosting their events at the Mount Vernon campus. “The Vern” affords a wide variety of […]