April 9, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 53

Stories from the April 9, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Diana Kugel: Unmasking GW

The just-planted flowers are in full bloom, and the recently retouched paint is glistening on the railings. It must be that time of year again: April visit days, when GW puts on its Sunday best in an effort to woo the droves of prospective freshmen that descend on campus. Last year I was one of […]

Top education officials implicated in loan scandal

An ongoing investigation into the student loan industry has turned up a number of higher education executives and top officials who accepted money from and owned stock in loan companies, various news sources reported this week. A general manager in the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, Matteo Fontana, was put on administrative […]

Stine Bauer Dahlberg: Hope for the power-hour generation

College students today are lazy, unmannered, hedonistic and, above all, they drink too much. Indeed, this is the same complaint voiced by every older generation since the invention of alcohol. Yet members of our generation are not just heavy drinkers, we are binge drinkers. We have reached an unexplored low by taking drinking to a […]

BREAKING NEWS: Trachtenberg to headline Commencement

Updated Wednesday, April 11, 2:01 p.m. Posted Wednesday, April 11, 11:50 a.m. Outgoing University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will be this year’s keynote speaker at Commencement, he confirmed Wednesday. The University-wide ceremony, which will be Trachtenberg’s last, will take place May 20 on the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets. Trachtenberg has addressed graduates […]

Letters to the Editor

Program Board can’t please everyone It is our job here at Program Board to appeal to the student body in general, not to one particular Hatchet editor. For those who think that Regina Spektor isn’t able to “generate a huge buzz on campus and attract students to Spring Fling,” (“Overhaul Spring Fling and Fall Fest,” […]

University announces recipients of alumni award

President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and the GW Alumni Association announced last week the winners of the 46th annual Distinguished Alumni Service Award. “It is a source of great pride to honor six individuals who have been excellent stewards of the growth and vitality of GW during my presidency,” said Trachtenberg in a news release. Trachtenberg […]

Sorority honored for donating books

The Pi Beta Phi sorority recently received national recognition for raising the most money for non-profit organization First Book out of 131 active Pi Phi chapters across the country. The chapter donated more than 2,000 books and raised more than $3,475 through a six-week online book drive that ended March 2, the National Fraternity Day […]

WEB UPDATE: MPD responds to suspicious package in Marvin Center

Posted Monday, April 9, 6:50 p.m. The Marvin Center’s fifth floor was evacuated for about an hour Monday afternoon when the Metropolitan Police Department’s bomb squad responded to a suspicious package. At about 4:45 p.m., MPD arrived at the building and arrested a man about an hour later for unlawful entry, said Matt Lindsay, assistant […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Travel the World with GW-UNICEF Make your way around the world in one evening with food, culture and fashion. 7 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom $10 Sponsored by GW UNICEF Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Join in this discussion with Dr. Joanna Spear, Director of the Security Policy Studies Program. 7:30 to 9 […]