April 27, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 58

Stories from the April 27, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Andrea Korte: The details that matter most

It’s nerve-wracking to walk up those stairs for the very first time, isn’t it? You notice historical Hatchet front pages and countless awards hanging on the wall as you make your way up the winding stairs that you’ll probably trip and fall down at some point in the next four years. You’re probably heading upstairs […]

MBA students help improve a D.C. public school

Web Extra Clad in work clothes and equipped with paint cans, roller brushes and scrapers, 40 GW graduate students painted two murals and transformed a bare courtyard into a brand new play space at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School in Northeast D.C. Saturday morning. Students in GW’s Global M.B.A. program were participating in Hands on D.C., a […]

Clayton M. McCleskey: Down and Dirty at GW

Web Extra With the release of “State of Play” starring Russell Crowe as an intrepid investigative journalist, America’s romance with hard-hitting journalism has been reinvigorated. But not all stories require so much legwork. Some fall into your lap. Literally. Such was the case Thursday when a stripper showed up to my friend’s birthday party. Suddenly […]

Kyle Cannon: It’s been a wild ride

By the second day of Colonial Inauguration I was pretty sure I had made a mistake. I felt miserable, out of place and ended up staying with my mom in her hotel room instead of Thurston. I hadn’t met anyone I wanted to be roommates with and was pretty sure I wasn’t ever going to […]

Forging international connections

Web Extra Outfits made out of cards, trash bag dresses galore, and loads of GW TRAiLS members stylishly draped in the best of their supply closet dotted the Vern last Friday. This isn’t the typical GW student attire, but for students trying to raise money for community development in Africa it was the norm. The […]

Taking a bite out of local eateries

For Cameron Tepfer and Scott Underwood, founders of a college-oriented dining blog, food is more than just an experience – it’s a story all its own. With an appetite for savory meals, the two GW students walk into a restaurant to capture the experience by taking note of its sights, sounds and, most importantly, its […]

Physics professor dies of cancer

A beloved professor and former chair of the physics department, Dr. Cornelius Bennhold, passed away Wednesday evening after a 17-year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 48. Bennhold taught at GW for more than 17 years and was revered by many of his students and colleagues, who said his love for learning and teaching was […]

Stacking up school pride at local universities

Anyone who has spent a significant amount time in Foggy Bottom is likely aware of GW’s lack of school spirit. But why do some schools have an unwavering sense of pride while others simply do not? To find an answer, The Hatchet visited four other D.C.-area colleges to determine what exactly fuels school spirit. AMERICAN […]

Cutting through the mind

Cheryl Stimpson carefully pulls a mechanical razor toward her, shaving off a bit of brain tissue. Next door, Muhammad Spocter places a glass slide under a microscope and observes purple dots suspended in white mass on his computer screen. This is GW’s Mind-Brain Institute, whose charter was approved only a few weeks ago. It is […]