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.

Joanna Shapes: Life no longer on the road

I came to GW for The Hatchet. There were other reasons too, like the fact that the school was just about the perfect distance from my home in southern Connecticut, that it was in the heart of a city, and that it had the kind of journalism program I was looking for. But perhaps the […]

Staff Editorial: Much needed closure

On January 23, GW awoke to the tragic news of Laura Treanor’s death. At the time it seemed that Laura, who was The Hatchet’s contributing life editor and a member of Phi Sigma Sigma, had died of natural causes. But we learned on Tuesday that her death was, in fact, caused by alcohol poisoning. The […]

Diana Kugel: There is no “I” in Hatchet

At The Hatchet, we say “we” a lot. There, I just did it. “Are we covering that event?” “Do we put out an issue before Commencement?” “Did we mess up?” For an organization full of people who love to see their own names in print, it’s funny how easy it is to happily accept the […]

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 […]