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.

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 […]

GW hosts reception for new alumni on Capitol Hill

Web Extra GW’s Fifth Annual Capitol Hill Alumni Reception welcomed GW alumni Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico, to their new positions on the Hill on Wednesday in the Dirksen Senate Office building. More than 100 guests attended, including students, alumni, congressmen, faculty and administrators. University President Steven Knapp and […]

District Mixtape: Steven Hilmy

Steve Hilmy’s electronic and computer music class will showcase their work Thursday, April 30 in Betts Theater, located on the ground floor of the Marvin Center. Hilmy turned Hatchet Arts onto a few good tracks. Like #5. 1. Symphony No. 3 – Lutoslawski 2. Exit Music (For a Film) – Radiohead 3. Sphera – William […]

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 […]