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.

Former Gelman employee sues University

A former senior employee of Gelman Library is suing the University and its head librarian, alleging they discriminated against him for having mental disorders. Mark Langer, 56, served as head of acquisitions at Gelman Library from 2003 to 2006. He was fired in November, one month after taking his second mental health-related leave of absence […]

Capp, Kroeger outline goals for Student Association

A grocery store on GWorld, weekly town halls and linking Student Association senators directly to student organizations is just a sampling of what SA leaders said they want to accomplish next year. SA President Nicole Capp and Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger have laid out their goals for “a shared vision for student advocacy.” The […]

Kimberly Painter: American Studies

Arlington County, Courthouse Metro, affordable housing. All of these things seem so distant from Foggy Bottom and the collegiate experience, but for Kimberly Painter, these two different worlds blended together into an intricate balance. Painter, 23, has been working part-time at Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, a nonprofit that works closely with the Arlington County […]

WEB UPDATE: Kooks rock 9:30

Posted Thursday, May 17, 6:08 p.m. The Kooks rocked 9:30 Club last Saturday night, bringing their unique sound and style to D.C. fifteen months after the release of their debut album. After the monumental success of “Inside In/Inside Out”, The Kooks have been on the road for over a year, selling out almost everywhere in […]

The Quarterlife Crisis

While dad is struggling to ride his new Harley-Davidson and cope with the fact that he is “over the hill” and only getting older, he may not realize that his twenty-something child is battling their own crisis. While many are familiar with the midlife crisis, few are aware of the quarterlife crisis experienced during the […]

GW community celebrates Trachtenberg with House Party

GW rolled out the red carpet this month to honor its outgoing president. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg party-hopped on a trolley from Thurston Hall, to New Hall, to Ivory Tower and finally to the Mount Vernon Campus Quad with an entourage of administrators, students and special guests on the evening of May 1. An […]

Marilyn Petzy: Political Communication

How does a girl from a small town in New Hampshire with a population of 2,000 mostly white Christians end up in San Antonio, a city with more than a million people, 12 percent black and 14 percent Hispanic? As someone who loves children and cannot wait to be pushed out of her comfort zone, […]

Student politicos, from K Street to the Hill

GW students hail from all 50 states and more than 125 countries around the world. But once they get to D.C., many have at least one common interest: politics. Whether they are lobbying a member of Congress, working in the speaker of the House of Representative’s office, or perhaps supporting a senator’s quest to make […]

Trachtenberg receives Duke Ellington Award for public service

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts awarded University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg the first-ever Mike Malone Distinguished Service Award earlier this month. Ellington is a local D.C public high school that specializes in performing arts. Trachtenberg received his award at a fundraising gala held at the Warner Theater May 3. Other gala guests included […]

Zack Colonna: Theatre

It was a twist of fate that got Zack Colonna, 22, to where he is today. He began as an electronic media major at GW, but after the University canceled the program he had to switch majors. He is now a theatre major and said he thinks it turned out to be one of the […]