April 28, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 59

Stories from the April 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ritter rocks Mount Vernon Campus

Impending rain and a change in venue did not stop musician Josh Ritter from performing next to the fountain at the Mount Vernon Campus Saturday night. Fountain Day, which celebrates the activation of the Mount Vernon quad fountain, was moved indoors to the Lloyd Gym because of predicted storms. At the end of Ritter’s show, […]

Taking stress to the streets: chalk it out

When it comes to relieving stress some choose exercise, others choose cigarettes or alcohol. But for over-worked students outside of Gelman Library Thursday afternoon, there was only one way to relieve their tension: draw it out. Last week the University Counseling Center sponsored their annual “chalk-in,” where students, faculty and staff are invited to relieve […]

Kogan rally highlights Sean Bell, campus media

Web Update Tuesday, April 29, 4:15 p.m. A rally in Kogan Plaza Monday to support the black victim of a New York police shooting became an expression of discontent over campus media coverage and the treatment of black organizations at GW. Dozens of students gathered, gave speeches and wore black to protest the recent acquittal […]

Metro mulls system changes

The Metro may add another rail line to alleviate rapidly increasing ridership, which officials attribute to rising gas prices and environmental concerns. There will be almost 1 million Metro riders by 2030 – an increase of 42 percent from 2005, according to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority study released this month. Metro officials said […]

Weekly checkup: Public Bathrooms

Public bathrooms run the gamut of cleanliness, but the prevailing philosophy for their visitors seems to be the same: keep contact to a minimum. Some of GW’s bathrooms now have a variety of touchless appliances to help students and staff avoid germs, including automated toilets, sinks, paper towel and soap dispensers. These bathroom accessories are […]

University plans major overhaul of CI

Friday, May 2, 4:07 p.m. The University plans to dramatically change Colonial Inauguration in the coming years, beginning this summer with the elimination of a costly laser light show and several other luxuries, a top administrator said Thursday. The freshman orientation program will have fewer “bells and whistles” for the incoming freshman class and the […]

Staying Hip

Some say that age slows a person down, but Myrtle Church couldn’t disagree more. “Age is nothing but a number,” she said at Saturday’s fiesta-themed Senior Prom, hosted by the Neighbors Project. The prom, held in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, is an annual event hosted by GW for low-income seniors. Church proudly donned her […]

New dining options announced

Friday, May 2, 4:07 p.m. University officials announced Thursday that there will be several changes to J Street dining next fall. The updates to the Marvin Center venue will include kosher options, weekly Sunday night dinners, additional salad bar options and more gluten-free and vegan food choices, said Nancy Haaga, managing director of campus support […]

University lacks formal mental health policy

Earlier this month the nation observed the one-year anniversary of Virginia Tech, a tragedy perpetrated by a mentally ill college student now considered the most deadly shooting in American history. In September 2007, a Delaware State University student shot two of his classmates, injuring one and killing the other. Six Northern Illinois University students died […]