May 11, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 1

Stories from the May 11, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Slate comedy festival is no joke

If there is one thing that keeps receSs going, it’s history and tradition. For almost 20 years, GW’s only comedy group has delivered sketches, video and improvisation to audiences looking for an easy laugh. The return of Slate: The World College Comedy Festival this weekend marked the return of an old tradition – but also […]

Letter to the Editor

A science center by any other name A recent article (“Univ. to take on more debt to build SEC,” April 16) notes that the University will need to borrow funds to pay for the initial construction of the new Science and Engineering Complex. In my view, upgrading and expanding facilities is vitally important to improve […]

Disability services information

For guests attending University Commencement, wheelchair accessible buses will be available to and from the National Mall from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The University parking garages are also wheelchair accessible. Shuttle buses with wheelchair lifts will pick up passengers at Rice Hall located at 2121 Eye St. NW and bring guests as close as […]

To Do in the District

Despite the stress of finals, job searches and apartment hunts, GW students will still need to find a way to entertain their families between Commencement ceremonies and graduation parties. If the monument tour seems like a tired option, there’s hope – try these ideas to help visiting friends and relatives enjoy the nation’s capital. Places […]

Senior Stories: Emil Nedev: Building business across the pond

While many seniors scramble to make future plans, international student Emil Nedev has things a bit more under control. Nedev has run his own international business since his sophomore year and plans to enter the business world with first-hand experience. Nedev, who will graduate in the top five percent of the School of Business, co-founded […]

Best of the Crime Log

Confiscated ID 4/12/09 – 1:06 a.m. – City Hall – case closed University Police Department officers were called because there was a report of an underage individual with two unopened cases of Bud Light. An individual, who was not in possession of the alcohol but in contact with the individuals, presented an identification card to […]

Senior Stories: Elizabeth Hai: From music to math

Elizabeth Hai spent her years at GW pursuing a major in music. Now, she’s going to be a teacher. A math teacher. Confused? She’s not. Hai, who was a member of GW’s Latin band, spent a year abroad studying Portuguese music, and wrote a musical for her Senior Capstone project, says her passions are very […]

Snapshot: Powder Play

Students in Satyam, GW’s Hindu awareness student organization, celebrate the Holi Festival Sunday afternoon in University Yard. The popular spring holiday is celebrated in many parts of the world and involves the throwing of colored powder at one another. Marie McGrory/Hatchet photographer

Faculty supports policy change

The Faculty Senate voted unanimously Friday to include “gender identity and expression” in the University’s non-discrimination policy in hopes of protecting the rights of transgender students, faculty and staff. The resolution to include the new language into GW’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy was presented by the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students alongside a packet […]