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.

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 […]

From September to May

The 2006-2007 GW athletic season yielded two regular-season conference champions (women’s basketball and lacrosse), one conference tournament champion (men’s basketball), two team NCAA tournament berths and one individual berth (men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics’ Jess Guilbert, respectively) and a slew of all-conference selections. “This was a tremendous year for GW athletics,” Director of Athletics […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported in “Kweller croons at MVC” (April 30, pg. 15) that the College Democrats and the College Republicans sponsored voter registration during Fountain Day. The voter registration was sponsored by the GW Democrats.

Five notables to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

This year’s honorary degree recipients are known best as television anchors, politicians and heads of prestigious science institutions, but almost all the recipients also have ties to the world of academia. Some have served as professors, others as mentors and some even as university administrators. Graduates at University Commencement 2007 will hear a short four- […]

Drugs in the dorms: A look at marijuana arrests on campus

Freshman Sriram Prakash was standing outside of Package Services when an early snow fell Jan. 15. Handcuffs bound his arms behind his back. Flanked by two Metropolitan Police Department officers wearing civilian clothing, Prakash was arrested on drug charges. The undercover officers had waited in Foggy Bottom until Prakash arrived at Package Services to retrieve […]

What’s the deal with… the University Mace?

When one hears the word mace, a thumb-sized black bottle filled with a dangerous solvent may be the first thing to come to mind. What you probably don’t know is that it is also the name of a special ceremonial scepter carried by persons of importance at significant, formal University events. University Marshal Jill Kasle […]

Student speaker at Commencement an Iraq war veteran

Though many graduating seniors spent their four years at GW studying international affairs, Iraq war veteran Catherine O’Connor learned from firsthand experience. O’Connor, a senior, will be the student speaker at Commencement this year. She returned from Iraq in Jan. 2006 after beginning her tour of duty two years ago. This is the 14th year […]

The gift of green: Seniors create environmentally friendly class gift

Following a nationwide trend to “go green,” this year’s senior class gift will help make GW a more environmentally friendly campus. For its parting present, the Class of 2007 created the Campus Green Fund, an endowment that will fund projects to bring more greenery to campus, making it more environmentally friendly for current and future […]