April 30, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 59

Stories from the April 30, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘Study Zone’ creates more study space during exam period

In an effort to keep up with the high demand for study space during the final exam period, the University announced last Friday that six buildings on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses will stay open later. From April 29 to May 11, Duques and Funger halls, as well as space in the Marvin […]

Reporters tell war stories at ESIA

Sunday, May 3 A panel of journalists shared the horrors and difficulties of war reporting in a discussion Thursday night at the Elliott School. The event, hosted by the GW chapter of Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders, was designed to promote freedom of the press, particularly in war zones. The journalists on the panel […]

Number of study abroad students rises 12 percent

About 12 percent more students will study abroad next fall compared to fall 2008, the Office of Study Abroad reported Tuesday. The number of study abroad participants from the fall rose from about 350 students to more than 390 students. Rob Hallworth, director of the Study Abroad office, said the increase is “a return to […]

Two probable cases of swine flu at GW

Posted May 1, 9:21 p.m. Two GW freshmen have the first probable cases of swine flu in the District, D.C. officials announced at a press conference Friday afternoon. Audio Fenty announces probable cases Related News of probable cases prompts varied student reaction (Saturday, May 2) Text of President Knapp’s Statement Text of the District’s Press […]

Music to their ears: Harpist plays for patients at GW Hospital

Jody Grossman has been playing the harp for 30 years. But after growing tired of playing for weddings and other ceremonies, she decided to take her music in a more unlikely direction – performing in emergency rooms. Every Wednesday afternoon, Grossman plays her harp at the GW Hospital’s Emergency Department. With a desire to bring […]

Club lacrosse bounces back

The GW men’s club lacrosse team had a hot date planned last weekend. It was invited to the National College Lacrosse League’s Sweet Sixteen playoffs at the University of Virginia for the first time in five years and was poised to bring its program back to its former prominence. But when the team showed up […]

BBQ celebrates F Street mural

Members of the GW and Foggy Bottom communities gathered Tuesday evening to celebrate a new mural painting on the side of the Foggy Bottom Grocery store on F Street. The ceremonial unveiling occurred at the 7th annual FRIENDS barbecue, which is hosted by the community group to promote a positive dialogue between GW and the […]

News of probable cases prompts varied student reaction

Posted Saturday, May 2, 10:45 p.m. A day after news broke of two probable cases of swine flu on campus, some students report they are concerned about catching the virus, while others say they are not worried. Hatchet Video: ReactionsGrace Troxel, a Junior in City Hall Bryoney McCaslin, a Semester in Washington student in City […]

University will not arm UPD officers

Wednesday, May 6 After nearly a year of review, GW has decided not to arm University Police Department officers, University President Steven Knapp announced Wednesday.</p Knapp said he made his decision late last week after an exploratory study by the security consultation company James Lee Witt Associates found “no compelling justification for providing firearms to […]