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.

Displaced for a day

Cardboard boxes transformed into an overnight shelter; saltine crackers and one bottle of water were rationed for food. More than 4,000 people said “Displace Me” on the National Mall on Saturday. For 24 hours, their life mimicked the Internally Displaced Camps in Northern Uganda. Displace Me is just one aspect of a youth movement to […]

WEB UPDATE: President of Yemen seeks medical treatment at GW

Posted Tuesday, May 1, 12:39 p.m. The president of Yemen received medical treatment at GW’s Medical Faculty Associates Monday evening, an MFA official confirmed Tuesday. President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is head of state of the small republic on the Arabian Peninsula, is in D.C. this week for diplomatic talks with the U.S. government, according […]

WEB UPDATE: University, group try to make move-out more green

University administrators and student organizations have teamed up to organize Green Move-Out, a month-long series of events aimed at making the move-out process less wasteful and more efficient. Student groups and initiatives centered on environmental awareness formed quickly in this year because increased national discussion about the hazardous effects of global warming. “The idea is […]

Under the covers: “Revealing yourself: Eve’s identity crisis”

Nearing the commencement of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. When I […]

WEB UPDATE: Gore to visit Lisner May 29

Posted Friday May 4, 4:33 p.m. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will speak about his new book at Lisner Auditorium May 29. The bookstore Politics and Prose will co-host Gore at the 21st Street auditorium. Gore will sign his book, “The Assault on Reason,” after the lecture, according to a news release. On March […]

WEB UPDATE: Frawley fired from UMW

Posted Tuesday, May 1 3:04 p.m. The former dean of GW’s largest undergraduate college was fired from his job as president of the University of Mary Washington yesterday. William Frawley, 53, served as the dean of the Columbian College from 2002 to 2006. He left GW last spring to become president of UMW, a public […]

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 […]