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.

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 […]

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 […]