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.

Sophomore’s death caused by alcohol poisoning

Sophomore Laura Treanor’s death this January in Ivory Tower was caused by alcohol poisoning, according to the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office. Beverly Fields, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Medical Examiner, said the cause of death was classified as acute alcohol intoxication, a clinical term for alcohol poisoning. Fields said she could not release Treanor’s blood […]

Baseball still in hunt for A-10 Tournament

Monday, May 4 Six games to make up one. Impossible? Certainly not. But neither is it easy, meaning the GW baseball team has its work cut out over the final two weekends of the season if they wish to leap-frog past Fordham and UMass and into the Atlantic 10 Tournament. After dropping two of three […]

Natalie Kates: My secret relationship

My parents thought I was hiding a relationship. Beginning October of my freshman year, I was always “busy at The Hatchet,” but there was no evidence in the bylines. No media credit with my name on it. No “Natalie Kates, Hatchet Reporter” at the top of the front page. I would call them at 2:30 […]

Faculty vote Sesno to lead SMPA

The faculty of the School of Media and Public Affairs have recommended professor Frank Sesno to be the school’s next director, SMPA spokeswoman Grace Hall said Wednesday. Hall said the SMPA faculty gave their unanimous support for Sesno at a meeting Tuesday. For the decision to be finalized, Sesno will need confirmation from Dean of […]

Softball finishes on a high note

Monday, May 4 Though unable to improve their status as onlookers for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament, the GW softball team ended a difficult season on a positive note Saturday with an upset doubleheader sweep of conference rival Saint Louis, winning 6-0 and 6-5. The second win came in unusual fashion, as junior Elisa Van […]

$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 […]