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.

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 […]

Date Wanted

When Jackson Trugman couldn’t decide which of his five female friends to take to the Pi Kappa Alpha formal this weekend he told them to apply. And this is 2008. So he created Not Your Normal Formal blogspot, a site asking girls to explain why he should choose them to go to the overnight event […]

Justin Guiffre: Changing the course of history

Between Feb. 11 and April 22 there are no presidential primaries taking place – a lull for all the political junkies out there. Yet after the madness of the beginning of the year, the media has still found events to report on during the quietest part of the campaign. Somehow, according to many media outlets, […]

Weekly checkup: Artificial sweeteners

Freshman Angelica Febrillet prefers diet sodas to those with sugar. She thinks it seems to be a healthier choice. “If I buy soda, I’ll buy Diet Coke. I don’t want the calories,” she said. But according to a Purdue University study on rats, these sweeteners may actually cause you to gain weight. Researchers led by […]