April 12, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 54

Stories from the April 12, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Police say construction worker assaulted MVC bus driver

A man working at a campus construction site last week allegedly assaulted and threatened the life of a Mount Vernon shuttle bus driver, according to a police report and interviews Wednesday. James McCartney allegedly propositioned and, upon being rejected, struck the 25-year-old female bus driver early Friday morning, a Metropolitan Police Department report stated. The […]

New council to pay for say in athletic department

If you have $45,000 to spare, you could have unprecedented access to athletic administrators to advise them on departmental policy. Within the next two weeks, the University is planning to launch its largest athletic pledge drive in school history that will ask donors for an unprecedented financial commitment of $15,000 in three consecutive years, several […]

Bar Belle: Urbana

Urbana 2121 P St., N.W. Graduation looms, which means that it’s crunch time to find a job, a husband, and the youth, beauty and self-respect you’ve wasted away in your time here at George Washington. It’s also time for you to convince your parents that you’ve been doing more than just drinking beer for the […]

Colonial blogging: Prospective students visit GW-sponsored blogs

From his temporary home in Ghana, more than 5,000 miles away from Foggy Bottom, junior Chris McLaurin writes to prospective applicants about his favorite GW professors. “Classes at GW are not just boring lectures with stuffy academics,” he wrote from the coastal African nation. “GW has what we call ‘Professors of Practice.’” McLaurin, who is […]

Rookie hurler on the rise

The only professional softball player that freshman Amanda Gabriel can name is Olympian Jennie Finch. But in the past 14 games, Finch’s trademark pitch has been successful for the GW rookie pitcher. The riseball, a pitch that rises as it moves toward the batter, has led the young pitcher to 14 strikeouts in two games […]

Excerpts from memorandum about Commencement speakers

From Media Relations Director Tracy Schario to Vice President of Communications Mike Freedman, with other officials carbon-copied “Traditionally, the official announcement of the Commencement line-up is released in late April or early May – approximately four weeks before the event. The GW Hatchet has confirmed and published this information prior to the official announcement several […]

Multi-phased Smith Center renovations to begin next year

The University is planning a $7 million, two-phased renovation plan to Smith Center that is slated to begin after next basketball season, administrators told The Hatchet. The first phase will include a complete renovation of the lower level, which houses locker rooms, training facilities and a media room, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said. The […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Anything But Clothes Run Go to Mount Vernon in a costume for a charity run around the neighborhood. There will be prizes, food and music after the run. 6 to 9 p.m. Mount Vernon Quad Sponsored by Student Movement for Real Change Saturday Spring Fling See Regina Spektor in concert, grab free barbecue, climb […]

WEB UPDATE: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to speak at Commencement

Posted Thursday, April 12, 8:52 p.m. Updated Thursday, April 12, 10:26 p.m. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer will speak at Commencement in addition to keynote speaker University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the University announced Thursday evening. Blitzer is one of five honorary degree recipients who will address graduates and families at the University-wide event May 20, […]