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.

Kuwait aids ESIA programs

Correction appended In the last four years, the Kuwaiti government has donated close to $5 million to the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Institute for Middle East Studies. The Middle Eastern country first donated $3.34 million in 2005 to endow the chair of Ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, a GW alumnus who served as […]

Frank Broomell: The final whistle

With his final blow of the whistle last Saturday, the referee marked the end of the game, my career as a GW rugby player and essentially my time at GW as well. There are still a few papers left to go, but with no more practices to attend or gold jerseys to wear, the end […]

University prepares for swine flu

Administrators are taking precautions to prevent an outbreak of the swine flu, a new strain of the influenza virus that has infected nearly 100 people in the United States. There have been no confirmed cases of the swine flu at GW, but two female students who tested positive for the “A” strain of the influenza […]

Eric Roper: The thank yous I never said

So I guess this is how it ends. Thirty column inches and my four-year adventure in college journalism is over. And as I sit down to write this, I’m fairly sure this piece will fail to grasp what The Hatchet has come to mean to me. Before I get too nostalgic, I desperately need to […]

Laura Levine: Keeping professor Pollack at GW

This weekend I had what I would describe as an absolutely perfect Sunday. One of my favorite professors brought about fifteen students to the Hillwood Museum in Northwest D.C. for an afternoon of exploring a gorgeous old Gatsby-style mansion and estate and then high tea in the garden’s café. This trip was one of many […]

Crime Log

Destruction 4/22/09 – 5:45 p.m. – Thurston Hall – open case A female student reported that when she returned to her room, she found that various identification cards of hers had been vandalized and damaged. Theft 4/25/09 – Thurston Hall – case closed A male student stated he left his wallet in the lobby of […]

Renowned rabbi advises students

Junior Josh Abrams stands over a table in the basement of Hillel, knees bent slightly to lower his eyes to the man seated beside him. The seated man is much older, with a dark gray beard that falls to his chest. A wide-brimmed black hat covers his long gray hair, and he wears a black […]

Letter to the Editor

Consolidate spirit efforts Regarding the article about Kyle Boyer’s planned Colonial Impact Group (“New student org promotes spirit,” April 27), I first wanted to commend him for taking a step toward building up our school spirit. I would like to suggest that he make it a point to collaborate with already existing spirit organizations. The […]

Joe Laliberte: To whom it may concern

It has come to my attention that your company is hiring for some position that I’m sure hundreds of people have already applied for. I guess I would like to add my name to the stack. In the interest of saving both of us time, here is the cover letter that I would really like […]

‘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 […]