April 26, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 58

Stories from the April 26, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professor, diplomat, discusses human trafficking

Some of what international affairs professor John Miller knows about human trafficking, he learned from a woman named Katya. Katya, a mother from the Czech Republic, agreed to move to the Netherlands and earn money waiting tables. Once she arrived in Amsterdam, she was taken to a brothel and told that unless she worked there, […]

Free newspapers, Colonial Invasion likely to return

Free newspapers in residence halls and a basketball pep event are likely to return next year after the University axed them due to budget cuts in September, a University official said. GW Reads and Colonials Invasion are a “high priority” next year, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services. SASS […]

Brandon Butler: Down the stairs and into the world

Every time I’ve walked into The Hatchet townhouse – across the street from GW Deli – I’ve walked, or run, up a flight of stairs to get to the editorial offices where I work. After this article, I will no longer have a need to go up those stairs. In a sense, with this final […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

Restored programs Due in large part to the efforts of Student Association leadership, the University has shown efforts to restore newspapers in residence halls and reinstitute the Colonials Invasion pep rally. This move will please countless students and help improve perceptions of GW. Athletic fundraising The Athletic Department’s latest fundraising idea will no doubt raise […]

A-10 will shake up schedule

The Atlantic 10 Conference voted to adopt new criteria for scheduling men’s basketball opponents beginning next year, a league official said. The new policy will divide the conference’s 14 teams into “tiers,” with each team playing 16 conference games, Assistant Commissioner Ray Cella said. The changes will affect the three remaining games, which will be […]

M. Basketball Notes

Hobbs still recruiting Katuka, Dinc GW head coach Karl Hobbs is still hot on the trail of potential recruits Joseph Katuka and Ciem Dinc, but neither have signed letters of intention with GW, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Katuka, a 6-foot-10 center from Montverde, Fla., signed a letter with […]

Student Association presidents speak out: We support President Trachtenberg

When it was initially announced that University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg would be this year’s keynote speaker at Commencement in May, we were enthusiastic about how appropriate his selection was. Thus, we were disappointed in the subsequent decision to reverse course on that selection. The undersigned have had the honor and opportunity to serve as […]

GW to host 2008 Democratic candidate forum in June

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 list of invited candidates, said University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. He added […]

Sam Salkin: What’s on the menu this summer?

The sun has finally come out for good and Kogan Plaza is packed at all hours of the day. Finals are coming up and the lines stretching out of Gelman Starbucks are worse than those at Dulles Airport on Christmas Eve. The academic year is winding down here in Foggy Bottom, and aside from a […]