April 14, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 55

Stories from the April 14, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Samuel Collins Jr.: Business as usual?

As the year winds to a close, it is time to evaluate the progress the University has made this year and assess the goals for tomorrow. One year into his presidency, University President Steven Knapp has worked to mold GW into an academic powerhouse, shifting the focus former D.C. Business Leader of the Year Stephen […]

Black Student Union celebrates 40 years

Members of the Black Student Union celebrated the organization’s 40th anniversary Friday night in Marvin Center, reflecting on the group’s historic role as a voice for black students at GW. Although the BSU strives to achieve its founders’ goals, BSU co-President Charles Basden said the organization has changed and grown significantly over its 40 years. […]

Letter to the Editor

2008 Olympics: To watch is to support I am flummoxed by Sophie Zavaglia’s (April 10, p., 4) case for why we as Americans should watch the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. After going to great lengths to highlight China’s innumerable sins, from domestic repression to the tacit sanctioning of genocide in Sudan, Zavaglia somehow concludes that […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball The baseball team dropped two of three contests against Fordham in New York. The Rams won games on Friday and Sunday, 3-0 and 6-4, respectively, while the Colonials took Saturday’s game, 9-6. GW junior Pat Lehman pitched his second straight complete game Sunday. The Colonials (17-17, 6-6 A-10) next hosts Towson Wednesday afternoon. Softball […]

Students cut hair, raise money for kids with cancer

Web Extra Piles of hair and newly shaven heads filled Kogan Plaza as Buzzing 4 Change celebrated five years of contributions to kids with cancer Sunday afternoon. Buzzing 4 Change has grown significantly since GW alumnus Judah Ferst started the event – which allows GW students to donate their money and hair in support of […]

GW Brief: Former GW Law professor naimed chairman of the FTC

Former GW Law School professor William E. Kovacic took over as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission earlier this month following his appointment by President George W. Bush. Kovacic, whom Bush tapped for the job in January, was the E.K. Gubin professor of government contracts law at GW from 1999 until 2006. “It is an […]

Business school offers class on creating a virtual world

Web Extra “The Office” character Dwight Schrute isn’t the only one using the Second Life computer program while on the job. This summer, the School of Business is offering a class that will teach students how to create an online, virtual world where characters can talk, do business and make money. John Artz, a professor […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Muslim Film Festival Presents: Sand and Sorrow A screening of the documentary “Sand and Sorrow,” narrated by George Clooney, which highlights female survivors of the violent militia raids during the genocide in Darfur. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Marvin Center, Room 307 Sponsored by Project Nur Tuesday Global Climate Change and Tourism – Spring […]

Women’s water polo ends regular season with loss

Three years is a long time to wait. In a collegiate career, it is almost a lifetime. The four seniors on GW women’s water polo team were only freshmen the last time they won a regular-season Collegiate Water Polo Association conference game – three years and four days before they played their final home game […]

Staff Editorial: Current advising system demands overhaul

GW students are often characterized as highly independent, but when it comes to academics, there is no denying the need for guidance and mentorship. While some students are content with their academic advising, many in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences feel the advising at the University’s largest school falls short. For the 5,200 […]