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.

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 […]

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 […]