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.

Piecing it all together: researchers study Flight 800 remains

ASHBURN, Va. – TWA Flight 800 burst into flames, broke into pieces and plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean near Long Island, N.Y., in July 1996. All 230 passengers and crewmembers lost their lives. More than 10 years later, a large section of the fuselage has been reconstructed in a Loudoun County hangar at the National […]

D.C. one step closer to Congressional rep. after House vote

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the D.C. Voting Rights Bill 241 to 177 Thursday, the first time in three decades that the House agreed to a voting representative for Washington. Both chambers of Congress passed a D.C. Voting Rights amendment in 1978, but it was not ratified by enough states. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty […]

BREAKING NEWS: GW planning to host Democratic presidential candidate forum

Updated Wednesday, April 25, 9:22 p.m. Posted Wednesday, April 25, 5:02 p.m. The University is in the planning stages of hosting an on-campus forum in early June for Democratic presidential candidates, administrators said Wednesday afternoon. U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton of New York, John Edwards of North Carolina and Barack Obama of Illinois are on the […]

Oklahoma recruit to join GW

Xavier Alexander, a 6-foot-7 recruit from Oklahoma City is not tempering expectations for his arrival in Foggy Bottom by calling himself “a sure winner” who will do “whatever it takes to get the job done” for GW’s men’s basketball team. The 6A Conference Player of the Year in Oklahoma is part of a new class […]

Pitch switch: Transsexuals get speech therapy

When you listen to Gracie Daniels speak, you would never know that she was once a man. Standing at a model’s height, her feminine, yet somewhat stern-sounding, voice matches a slender body that shows no trace of her former gender. Daniels has been working on the feminization of her once-deep voice with GW professor Tish […]

Faculty Senate report finds research is not profitable

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

Varsity Roundup

Softball GW’s softball team split games with Dayton Saturday afternoon in Ohio. The Colonials took the first game 5-3 and lost the second 6-4. Sophomore Tori Sensi had three RBI in the first game while junior Jackie Yaniga added the same number in game two for the Colonials (19-19,6-7 Atlantic 10). Baseball The Colonials completed […]


In the article “Billy Crystal to headline Colonials Weekend” (April 19, p. 1), it was reported that Colonials Weekend combines parents’ weekend and alumni weekend. Alumni weekend will now be separate from Colonials Weekend. In the caption of the photo for the article about Buzzing for Change (April 16, p. 3) the person in the […]

Rutgers to headline ’07-’08 schedule

The GW women’s basketball team will host Rutgers University Nov. 18 at Smith Center, head coach Joe McKeown said Friday afternoon. It will be the Scarlet Knights’ first game since the airing of former radio personality Don Imus’ controversial comments about them. The Colonials are 8-25 against Rutgers since 1981. The Scarlet Knights last played […]

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 […]