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.

Blitzer hosts Cancer Gala

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel hosted one of the University’s swankiest annual events Saturday night, the Medical Center’s 6th annual black-tie Cancer Gala. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., Dr. Rachel Brem and Jeanette Michael were all honored at the ceremony, emceed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Kennedy, however, was not present at the event. In his opening remarks, Blitzer […]

Detergent stains Greek event

Laundry detergent used in a slip ‘n slide at a fraternity event this weekend was determined to be hazardous to the skin and sent at least one sorority member to the hospital. In an e-mail circulated to 10 sorority presidents on Saturday afternoon, University officials warned sorority presidents that the Kirkland brand laundry detergent used […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Chalk-in 2009 Relieve your stress by using chalk to draw on H Street in front of Gelman Library. 11:30 a.m. H Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Tuesday Thank a Veteran Day Head to University Yard to celebrate GW veterans’ service, hosted by Students Defending Democracy. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be available. […]

Claire Autruong: A job by any other name

I joined The Hatchet for the paycheck and inwardly raised my eyebrows at the first sappy, ode-to-Hatchet 30 pieces I read. And then a funny thing happened on the way to writing my own. It’s mildly ridiculous, the sentimentality I feel as I’m writing this. I didn’t think it would happen to me, but sometimes […]

Armenian students hold cultural event to commemorate genocide

Web Extra Armenian music, food and dance filled Kogan Plaza last Thursday night as part of Armenian Kef, a cultural event that celebrates Armenian culture. The festival was co-hosted by the Armenian Students Network and the Armenian Club from the University of Maryland. It was co-sponsored by the GW Arab Students Association, and designed to […]

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 […]