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.

GW mulls loan policies in wake of outside scandal

GW officials are taking a closer look at the Office of Financial Aid in response to a nationwide scandal involving lenders’ relationships with universities. The student loan industry, which lends students about $85 billion per year, came under scrutiny in early February when New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo began investigating possible corrupt relationships between […]

Columbian College to start student peer advising program

Students have teamed up with GW’s largest college to install a peer advising program next fall. The Student Association will be working in conjunction with the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences to implement the system, which would supplement faculty advisers. “This is a CCAS initiative that we are pushing for the creation of, not […]

Israel’s ambassador to U.S. discusses resolution to violence

Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor said citizens of his country are ready to “make the sacrifice” and accept a two-state solution to the Arab-Israel conflict in a speech to about 100 faculty and students at 1957 E Street Friday. “We are ready to give up terror for peace, to give up hate for hope,” he said. […]

Snapshot: Buddhist beats

Buddhist Takako Ichikawa sits across from the White House singing Japanese songs and playing her drum Saturday afternoon. Photo Credit: Alex Ellis/Hatchet staff photographer

Campus Calendar

Monday Blood Drive Today is the last blood drive of the semester. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the American Red Cross Donors for Life Delta Week: The Truth About Men and Women Join a discussion about the nature of men, women and their relationships. A panel of three men […]

D.C. literacy rates low, but combated by programs

More than one of every three D.C. residents is functionally illiterate, according to a report released last month by the University of the District of Columbia. The study, which was conducted by UDC’s State Education Agency for Adult Education and Family Literacy, analyzes data from a national literacy survey in 1992 and the 2000 Census. […]

A new start: resident leaves to open B&B

It’s the end of an era. Steve Timlin, 63, has lived in the gorgeous yellow house directly behind the Foggy Bottom Metro since March 20, 1986 – before some of GW’s students were even born. But on June 1, the long-time Foggy Bottom resident will pack up his things, leave his charming, yellow house on […]

GW splits weekend outings

Junior Kristin Karcsh was so sick before the GW lacrosse team’s match up with Saint Joseph’s Sunday that she was unable to run a warm-up lap. Sixty minutes later, Karcsh had extended her point streak to 14 games and GW was a 9-1 winner. Last week’s Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Player of the Week tallied two […]

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 […]