April 23, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 57

Stories from the April 23, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Magazine honors University police chief for work

University Police Chief Dolores Stafford received a national campus safety award earlier this month for her innovative work in Foggy Bottom. Stafford, a 15-year GW employee, was recognized as Campus Safety Director of the Year by Campus Safety Magazine because she succeeded in “transforming her department’s personnel, mission and level of service,” the magazine said. […]

Trachtenberg gives award, money to religion professor

Religion professor Dewey Wallace received the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Teaching Award, one of the highest awards the University gives to faculty, at a ceremony at Duques Hall Friday. “It is gratifying to feel that the effort I have put into teaching has been recognized,” said Wallace, who has been at GW for 33 years. […]

The art of modeling in the buff

When Fiona Zublin needed to make a little extra cash, she didn’t turn to waiting tables in Dupont or working retail in Georgetown, she became a nude model at the Corcoran. “It’s more fulfilling than working at a coffee shop,” said the slender, 5-foot-2 junior who poses for one to three art classes a week […]

Officials to expand MVC’s’ programming

The Mount Vernon Campus is becoming a more popular spot for student organizations to host their events. From last September to February, the campus hosted nearly 650 events, said Director of Mount Vernon Campus Life and Marketing Robert Snyder. The office, which oversees programming at Mount Vernon, sponsored about 40 events last semester that had […]

Singers, comedian discuss global warming and perform

Culminating in a finale cover of the Beatles’ song “We Can Work It Out” with Sheryl Crow on accordion, Carole King on tambourine, and Faith Hill and Tim McGraw singing backup, the Stop Global Warming Now College Tour entertained an announced crowd of more than 3,000 people at Smith Center Sunday afternoon. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” […]

The Onion newspaper takes a stab out of D.C.

Washingtonians began seeing headlines such as “Panda demands abortion” April 5, but they shouldn’t take it too seriously. The nation’s most widely-read humor newspaper, The Onion, started publishing a D.C. edition earlier this month. Issues are available free of charge from newspaper boxes around campus and the District. Described as “America’s Finest News Source,” the […]

Mount Vernon residents get more food options via shuttle

In response to fewer food options available on the Mount Vernon Campus, the University launched a shuttle service this month that brings students to popular shopping areas in the city. This January the University cut hours at Ames Dining Hall, the campus’ main eating venue. In mid-April, GW responded to student concern about access to […]

Virginia Tech shootings spark Nott debate

GW officials came under fire last year after the University removed former student Jordan Nott from housing and barred him from campus after he met with counselors for his depression. About 15 months after Nott filed a lawsuit against GW for what he called unfair treatment of mental patients, Cho Seung-Hui, a student at Virginia […]

About 350 attend annual Senior Prom

For senior citizens in D.C., spring is prom season. About 185 senior citizens and 140 students attended the fifth annual Senior Prom at Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom Saturday evening. The Neighbors Project, an organization within GW’s Community Service Office tasked with Foggy Bottom outreach, hosted the luau-themed event which included dinner and dancing. This year’s […]

Diana Kugel: Rising above right versus wrong

As a columnist, it is fairly clear that I have few qualms about letting anyone and everyone who picks up a copy of The Hatchet know what I think. It is rather exhilarating to know that through the power of the written word, it is possible to let a good portion of the student body […]