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.

A trip to the dentist, Malaysian style

Junior Stephanie Robichaux, a double major in journalism and anthropology, is spending the spring semester studying with the Semester at Sea program. A few times this semester she, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share her experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet’s “GW expats.” “Be on the 8:30 […]

Clubs, students win awards and scholarship money

The Student Activities Center hosted the 22nd annual Excellence Awards Thursday night to recognize individuals, student organizations and University programs whose efforts have enhanced the quality of campus life at GW. Fifteen student organizations won awards in categories ranging from excellence in diversity, community service and significant contributions to the GW community. Other categories included […]

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 […]