April 16, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Honeyford sweetens her attack

Somewhere in the labyrinth below the tennis courts on the Mount Vernon Campus is junior Katelyn Honeyford’s locker. It’s filled with the usual – sweat suits, workout gear and a pair of sneakers. But what distinguishes Honeyford’s locker from the others in the lacrosse squad’s team room is a sign on the inside of the […]

Under the covers: “Mr. Quickie, wanderers and ‘manscaping'”

Nearing the commencement of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. This week’s […]

Painting in prison

Anthony Dye’s abstract art, hanging in a K Street gallery, is unusual albeit unremarkable. He eschews traditional media and instead uses paint made from mustard, coffee creamer and spinach. For a modern piece, such atypical methods aren’t unheard of, but Dye’s situation is different. He has no choice but to be avant garde. That’s because […]

Activists flock to Capitol Hill, advocating carbon emission cuts

More than 1,000 global warming activists gathered on Capitol Hill Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support legislation to combat what many are calling an environmental crisis. The crowd assembled themselves into a human postcard telling Congress to cut carbon 80 percent by 2050. Step It Up, an organization created to coordinate […]

WEB EXTRA: Regina Spektor dispels tension

“This is how riots start,” Regina Spektor laughed. This is probably an overstatement of her effect on campus arts dialogue (or not a statement at all- she was actually talking about mic difficulties), but some tension did surround her set. Logistical problems, eg rain, conspired to keep people away from this year’s event, and for […]

Letters to the Editor: GW weighs in on Commencement

Will not attend It is extremely disappointing to hear that University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is this year’s Commencement speaker. Although I have the utmost respect for him, the University made a huge mistake in choosing him to give the keynote speech. The problem with this decision is that Trachtenberg has a speaking role in […]

WEB EXTRA: Faculty Senate discusses research funding

A Faculty Senate report presented at Friday’s meeting found that, on average, sponsored research loses GW money. The report states that the University and the Medical Center combined spent $54 million on research, which is not completely recovered in direct financial benefits. But it states that research has non-financial benefits, like attracting better quality students […]

Student dissent against SJT speech surges, but officials take no action

With just more than four weeks until Commencement weekend, senior Natalie Wessel said she feels “cheated” by the conclusion to her four years at GW. About the selection of University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as Commencement’s keynote speaker, the soon-to-be-graduate said, “I think because President Trachtenberg has spoken at every graduation prior, it feels like […]

WEB UPDATE: NIH official to assume deanship of Columbian College

Updated Tuesday, April 17, 9;43 a.m. Posted Monday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. Peg Barratt, an official with the National Institutes of Health, will begin as dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Aug. 1, officials announced Monday. After an almost 10-month-long process, the CCAS Dean Search Committee selected Barratt following a series of […]

Clinton, Gates, Pelosi turn down offers to speak at Commencement

Updated Monday, April 16, 5:20 p.m. Bill Clinton, Bill Gates and Nancy Pelosi declined to speak at this year’s Commencement after the University invited them to participate in the University-wide event on the National Mall, GW officials said. Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, and Gates, founder of Microsoft Corporation, turned down honorary […]