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.

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 […]

Spring events in Foggy Bottom

There are a variety of events happening right here on campus and through GW organizations. Second Annual Student Art Gala Hosted by Program Board. Friday, April 3, 7 to 9 p.m. City View Room, 1957 E St. Old Rag Hike Join GW TRAiLS on a hike to the top of Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah […]

Softball splits damp double-header with Mason

Despite scattered rain and an influx of illnesses and injuries, the GW softball team managed to split a doubleheader against local rival George Mason Wednesday on the Mount Vernon Field. It took GW six innings to score against the Patriots in the first game, but runs by freshmen Jamie Yaniga and Ali Waterman and junior […]

District restaurants offer outdoor dining

It’s spring, and as the nights get warmer, outdoor tables are starting to fill up. Here’s your guide to some establishments with premier outdoor seating. On campus:There are many opportunities to dine outside right on campus. Tonic at Quigley’s, located at 2036 G St., offers a full menu outside with prime people watching down 20th […]

Congressman helps launch College Democrats’ black caucus

Web Extra The College Democrats launched an off-shoot to their organization called the Black Democratic Caucus Tuesday night with a visit from Congressman James Clyburn, D-S.C., House Majority Whip and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. The new group plans to host special events and meetings to assure that black issues and interests are […]