April 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 51

Stories from the April 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A brief history of the Cherry Blossom Festival

Freshman Jennifer Durina attended the Cherry Blossom Festival with her roommate for the first time on Sunday. For three hours they did homework by the water, had a picnic, enjoyed an a cappella performance, walked through the trees and visited a Japanese tea garden booth. “I decided to go because the weather was so gorgeous, […]

Credit crisis hits student borrowers

The nation’s tightening credit market has forced top private student loan providers to alter their lending practices, prompting concern in GW’s office of financial aid about students’ access to manageable loans. The University’s top financial aid administrator said he was worried last week over new standards at the nation’s largest student loan providers that could […]

Anonymous Web site advocates abolishing SA

A new Web site has embarked on a campaign to “abolish the SA,” after what its anonymous creators said was a wildly unsuccessful year for GW’s student government. The leader of the movement, who refers to himself as Maximillian Robespierre – a nod to a French revolutionary infamous for his involvement in the most violent […]

Ways to enjoy the blossoms

In Washington, D.C., the arrival of cherry blossoms means that tourists are on the horizon. But don’t let the crowds prevent you from seeing one of the most beautiful sights in the nation’s capital. Below is a list of events happening during this year’s festival. Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Rides Date: Now through April 12 […]

Cannaday cleared of dealing

A jury acquitted a former GW counselor last week of dealing drugs from his apartment adjacent to campus, but convicted him of gun and drug possession charges. In August, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and officers with the Metropolitan Police Department raided the apartment of Lawrence Cannaday and found two guns, cocaine, marijuana and […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Looking Beyond Conflict Learn about the violence in Sudan from GW Banaa 7 p.m. Marvin Center Room 405 Friday In Times of Change, Women Step Up and Take Charge Michelle Rhee, chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, discusses issues facing female leaders and how to succeed in professional and social organizations as part of the […]

SMHS summer program receives Congressional funding

A congressional earmark in the recently passed stimulus bill allocates $443,000 toward a GW-sponsored summer program for D.C. public or charter school seniors interested in pursuing health careers. The earmark will aid a four-week precollege matriculation summer course – the D.C. Health and Academic Prep Program – hosted by GW’s School of Medicine and Health […]

It’s easy being green this spring

In honor of the arrival of spring in D.C., here are a few eco-friendly changes we can make as students. The new yard sale: While we may not have attics or yards at GW, we do have a lot of stuff and an endless obsession with Craigslist. Planetgreen.com suggests when cleaning out your closets this […]

District Mixtape: Art Spiegelman

Pulitzer Prize-winning comic artist Art Spiegelman, most widely known for “Maus,” which recounts his father’s experience in the Holocaust, sent a playlist our way. Spiegelman said the tracks would be on his iPod – if he had one. The legendary artist will speak at Jack Morton Auditorium in the SMPA building on Thursday, April 2, […]

Twelve rooms report bed bug problems

A dozen residence hall rooms on campus have been confirmed positive for bedbugs this academic year, University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said Tuesday. The problem began with a small dorm inhabited by engineering students this fall, but has spread to larger dorms, including New Hall, this month. More than 60 rooms have been treated since the […]