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.

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 […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s rowing: GW’s 17th-ranked men’s rowing squad bested Georgetown and Rutgers Sunday on the Potomac River to take the George Cup for the first time since 2005. The Colonials won three of the day’s four events, emerging victorious in the varsity eight, the second varsity eight and the second freshman eight races. GW finished second […]

Slain alumnus honored at State Department

Sunday, May 3 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored murdered alumnus Brian Adkins last Friday at the State Department with a moving tribute that nearly brought her to tears. Adkins, a Foreign Service officer found dead in his Ethiopia home this February, was one of four Foreign Service Officers honored by having their names inscribed […]

Nudity, controversy & theater kids

Art is imitating life in the Company’s production of “Quills” this weekend. After six months of arguments with the University over the play’s inclusion of nudity, the newest student theater organization on campus will produce the controversial 18th century play under the direction of senior Paul Rozenberg and sophomore Alex Eisner. “If any line from […]

Two students with probable cases no longer contagious

Posted Sunday, May 3 Two students announced last week as the first probable cases of swine flu in D.C. have fully recovered and are no longer contagious, University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said Sunday evening. The two female students were moved from Thurston Hall to City Hall last week to prevent the spread of the virus, […]