May 14, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 1

Stories from the May 14, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: It’s time to enjoy Commencement

Commencement is a time for celebrating accomplishments, enjoying family and friends and looking to the future. Yet this year’s GW Commencement ceremony has turned into a controversial and polarizing event with the initial announcement, and then eventual change, of University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg as the keynote speaker. With the ceremony only days away, it […]

Gregory Camp: International Affairs, Music and Italian

Gregory Camp, 22, came to GW thinking he was going to study cultural diplomacy, but then music just started taking over. “Music is more active and it’s not boring,” Camp said. “You can study and perform it at the same time and it requires working with a team.” But the type of music Camp is […]

Questions for Trachtenberg

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg provides the answers to student questions in the final stretch of his presidency: Q: How would you best advise students like GW NORML in their efforts to reform drug and alcohol policy on campus?-Javier Gomez-Levin, freshman A: Advocacy. Education. Teaching opportunities. Lectures. Articles. And it probably makes sense not to […]

Diana Kugel: Savoring summer

The economics textbooks have been slammed shut for the last time and that 20-page research paper has been handed in. As you close the door on your now-empty dorm room, you may temporarily be overcome with nostalgic feelings for the year that flew by way too quickly. But as soon as you step through the […]

John Muller: Public Policy and Sociology

The District has been called many things: Divided City, Dank City, Diamond City. John Muller, 23, calls it DreamCity. Muller, who wakes up early and goes to bed late, spent most of his time at GW working with the city and starting his own non-profit. At first, he said he was frustrated that no one […]

BREAKING NEWS: Clinton, Obama and Edwards will participate in forum in Lisner Auditorium June 4

Updated Thursday, May 17, 5:41 p.m. Lisner Auditorium will host three presidential candidates in a religious-based forum next month. Sojourners, a non-profit organization and magazine based in Washington that promotes Christian values, is organizing the forum which will feature Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. About 300 tickets will be made available free for […]

Sam Salkin: Should I be worried?

As I began the final stretch of my junior year, I became fascinated with the idea of “worrying about worrying.” It’s a simple idea, really. A year from now, I’ll be a graduating senior, full of excitement and purpose as I enter the deemed real world. Or so I hope. Truth be told, I have […]

Rose Hickman: Latin American Studies

Rose Hickman studied African cultural identity, not in Africa, but in Ecuador and Mexico. She studied an Afro-Ecuadorian community in fall 2005, and then in the spring of 2006, she studied an Afro-Mexican community on the coast of Oaxaca. “I’m really interested in people living outside of their context,” she said. It seems that’s all […]

WEB UPDATE: DJ’s Fastbreak terminates its lease

Posted Thursday, May 17, 6:00 p.m. DJ’s Fastbreak, a G Street breakfast mainstay, terminated its lease in late April and will vacate the location this summer, Director of Real Estate Planning and Development Alicia O’Neil told The Hatchet Wednesday. O’Neil said Sun Kim, the restaurant’s owner, did not give the University reason for ending its […]

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to Senior Prom Thank you to the entire GW community for your support of Senior Prom 2007, “A Night in Paradise,” hosted by the Neighbors Project within the Office of Community Service. As a result of the many hours of hard work contributed by GW students and the generous financial contributions made by over […]