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.

Former Nationals manager receives inaugural honor

Baseball legend Frank Robinson marked the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s integration into baseball by recounting his 51-year journey in baseball during an award ceremony at Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday evening. Robinson was honored with the Jackie Robinson Society’s Inaugural Community Recognition Award for his accomplishments in baseball and his special contributions to D.C at the […]

WEB EXTRA: Jars of Clay offer a different sort of Christian rock

For most people, Christian Rock is synonymous with bad music: think P.O.D.’s Nu Metal or Creed’s preachy version of Pearl-Jam-lite. But with the 1995 acoustic rock hit “Flood,” Jars of Clay established themselves as one of the few Christian Rock groups able to transcend the “Jesus music” category to reach a broad audience, and make […]

Former CCAS dean arrested twice in two days

A former University dean was arrested twice last week for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and is on paid leave from his position as president of the University of Mary Washington, according to police and news reports. William Frawley, who led the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences from 2002 to 2006, was […]

GRE changes delayed indefinitely

Students taking the GREs are in for more changes. As of April 2, proposed changes to the format of the Graduate Records Exam, scheduled to take effect next September, have been canceled because the number of seats at test centers won’t be enough to accommodate potential test-takers. The final administration of the GRE in its […]

WEB EXTRA: Spring Fling recap

The rain certainly dampened the 2007 Program Board Spring Fling held Saturday in the Smith Center. Inclement weather forced the annual festival indoors for the second year in a row, providing a less than festive aura. The day dragged from the very beginning. The doors did not open until a half an hour after they […]

Rain forces thousands of Spring Fling attendees, Regina Spektor indoors

Spring Fling and its headlining act Regina Spektor drew thousands of students into Smith Center despite inclement weather outside Saturday. Maria Bea Querido, the executive chair of Program Board, said she, along with other PB members, decided to move the event to Smith Center Friday. While the day-long concert is traditionally held in University Yard, […]

Cancer gala raises money, awareness

Hundreds of benefactors convened in the lavishly decorated National Building Museum’s Great Hall Saturday evening to raise money and awareness for GW’s expanding efforts in cancer research. The fourth annual GW Cancer Institute Gala raised money that will go toward a media campaign, promoting prostate, breast and colorectal cancer awareness and treatment. The Cancer Institute, […]

WEB EXTRA: Flammability of freshly laid mulch of issue

With warmer weather coming to D.C., University officials are taking measures to warn students of flammable materials on campus. One of the University’s biggest concerns is mulch. Although no serious damage has occurred from a mulch fire, Nancy Haaga, managing director of Campus Support Services, stressed the importance of implementing fire safety precautions in University-owned […]

Trachtenberg poster defaced with swastika in Madison

A GW student reported last week that Madison Hall posters were vandalized with swastikas drawn on University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s forehead. The posters publicized Trachtenberg’s hall tour, in which he will take the GW trolley to Thurston, New Hall, Ivory Tower and the Mount Vernon Quad. The event recognizes his contributions to residence hall […]

What’s the deal with… biking in D.C.?

Bikers are constantly whizzing by on sidewalks and bike lanes around the District, but what you don’t know is that many cyclists say they don’t feel safe on D.C. streets, and safety statistics are backing up their claim. According to the Washington Transportation Planning Board, about 25 percent of those killed on roads in the […]