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.

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5: Strippers, nudity, high art! Catch Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of “The Full Monty,” held in the Lisner Downstage Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, May 2. Tickets are $5. If you have $10: For off-campus near-nudity: Hit the Palace of Wonders for the Skullduggery and Skin Sideshow, held Saturday, May 2 at […]

Veterans to receive free tuition

Many veterans will not have to pay a penny to attend GW under the Yellow Ribbon Program – a provision of the new GI Bill – University President Steven Knapp announced at an event in Kogan Plaza Tuesday morning. By participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, the University will give each veteran about $18,000 per […]

What’s the Deal With… Anniversary Park

Among the built-up high rises and parking lots that dot GW’s Foggy Bottom campus, there are few green spaces left. Anniversary Park, located on F Street, has wooden benches, green grass, and blooming flowerbeds. But what could be a great place to study, or to simply relax, has one problem: the gates are always locked. […]

Journalists discuss Obama

A panel of foreign journalists said President Barack Obama’s “honeymoon” will not last forever at an event Tuesday night at the Elliott School. The panel, which included journalists from the BBC, Al Jazeera Arabic, as well as Japanese, Nigerian and Latin American publications, discussed Obama’s progress during his first 100 days in office. There was […]

Students defend adjunct art professor

Professor Rachel Pollack is a self-proclaimed introvert – quiet, shy and not one to makes waves. But, fortunately for Pollack, the same cannot be said of her students. When students discovered that Pollack, an adjunct professor in the art history department, had not been contracted to teach any classes for the upcoming semester, they created […]

Students petition against price of summer internship credit

The summer after her sophomore year, Lucy Flores was offered an unpaid internship at MTV’s offices in New York City, an experience that earned her credit towards a degree in the School of Media and Public Affairs. Unfortunately for Flores, the experience also set her back $2,910. Flores, now a senior, is one of many […]

Number of vice presidents reduced

University President Steven Knapp has streamlined his cabinet of senior-level vice presidents in an administrative reorganization announced on Monday, reducing the number of vice presidents from 10 to eight. Knapp chose not to create the chief human resources and chief information officer positions at the vice president level after Vice President of Human Resources Val […]

Swine Flu Q & A

Web Extra The Hatchet spoke to Dr. Robert Shesser, director of the GW Hospital’s Emergency Department, about the reports of a new strain of the influenza virus known as the swine flu. How is swine flu different than the average strain of the influenza virus that you would get in the winter time? We’re not […]

University launches review of Treanor death

The University will conduct an additional review of sophomore Laura Treanor’s death after learning she died of alcohol poisoning, University President Steven Knapp said in a statement Friday. The announcement comes just days after the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Treanor, who passed away Jan. 23, died of acute alcohol intoxication. The death was […]

Top SA officials reflect on year in office

Amid broad criticism from students and his staff, outgoing Student Association President Vishal Aswani called his tenure a “maturing year” for the entire SA. Aswani said he wants to focus on what he learned from disputed events he had backed, like the Unity Ball and the inaugural float, rather than discredit them. “All the different […]