April 30, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 59

Stories from the April 30, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students faint in Corcoran chemistry lab

In the last five years, there have been no incidents of students fainting in Northwestern University’s organic chemistry laboratories, the lab director said. In the last seven years, two students at Duke University have passed out in the three- to four-hour labs, the lab manager said. At GW, six students have passed out in the […]

WEB EXTRA: The Arcade Fire

Hearing Arcade Fire fill the DAR Constitution Hall with lush instrumentation last Friday was akin to a religious experience for the band’s many devoted fans – and that’s what the Canadian octet was going for. Or not. It only fits that the stage show for the tour supporting their latest release, Neon Bible, is rife […]

WEB UPDATE: Square 54 plans approved by National Capital Planning Commission

Posted Friday May 4, 4:33 p.m. The National Capital Planning Commission approved GW’s Square 54 plans at a meeting Thursday afternoon. If the Zoning Commission follows the recommendation at its meeting May 14, the University will be able to begin construction. The NCPC is a government organization that creates policies for District development and reviews […]

Gelman Starbucks to continue 24-hour service

The Starbucks adjacent to Gelman Library will be open 24 hours five days a week following a successful three-month trial period that began in January, a store manager said. “We’ve made a commitment to the community and the students,” said Roni Cruz, store manager of the Gelman Starbucks. “Unless we have zero business and circumstances […]

Staff Editorial: The year in review

As the class of 2007 prepares to don their caps and gowns, they and the rest of the GW community can look back on the past year as a typical mix of big-name speakers, new initiatives, program cuts and plenty of complaints. The following is a wrap-up of some of the major issues that occurred […]

Congress moves to stop illegal file-sharing on campuses

Congress has joined the fray in combating illegal file-sharing on campus. Members of the House last week sent a letter to various colleges and universities asking for cooperation in combating illegal file-sharing on campuses. The letter, sent May 1 to 19 different institutes of higher learning, requested information about each college’s acceptable use policy, anti-piracy […]

GW team wins inaugural real estate competition

In April the School of Business hosted its first annual Graduate Real Estate Competition, awarding more than $20,000 in prize money to student teams. GW’s team placed first out of 19 teams, netting a prize of $15,000. The team of four students included M.B.A. candidates Evan Weisman, Jason Morris, Paul Fritz and John Dalton. The […]

Stine Bauer Dahlberg: A foreigner’s transformation

I suppose my journey towards becoming an American at heart began months before I even set foot on the streets of Foggy Bottom. I had decided to leave Europe, the self-anointed cradle of sophistication, for America. Soon I found myself defending my choice over every bottle of wine I shared with a European, whether he […]

WEB EXTRA: “The Ex”: More “Scrubs” than “Garden State”

From troubled boy to jealous husband, Zach Braff is set to appear in The Weinstein Company’s “The Ex.” On Thursday, May 3rd, Braff was hosted in a college conference call on behalf of the release of his new film.’ The film also stars Braff, Amanda Peet (“Something’s Got to Give,” “A Lot Like Love”), and […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Reduce Test Anxiety Learn effective techniques for reducing apprehension experienced before, during or after an examination. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Potomac House Study Lounge Sponsored by the Counseling Center Tuesday SJT House Party Join University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as he tours multiple residence halls on the Foggy Bottom Campus ending with a blowout […]