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.

Foggy Bottom’s little piece of Germany

Before GW had taken over Foggy Bottom, this area was the center of Washington’s German community, known at the time as Little Hamburg. There was even a beer brauerei where the Kennedy Center is. In the 18th century, a Swiss speculator bought up plots of land in what is now Foggy Bottom. The area soon […]

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 […]

Three swine flu cases confirmed

Three GW students have tested positive for the H1N1 influenza – better known as the swine flu, the University announced in a statement Saturday morning. The positive tests represent no new cases of the virus at GW, but are instead confirmations of three of the five probable cases that were previously announced. University spokeswoman Tracy […]

Senior Stories: Philippe Chow: Engineering a passion for music

Correction appended Mechanical engineering might not be the most colorful major at GW. But leading your own eight-person band on the side might spice things up a bit. Just ask Philippe Chow, who became a mechanical engineering major after trying out two previous majors and another university before settling on his choice at GW. He’s […]

Baseball swept in key homestand

Things were already going poorly for the GW baseball team when the fourth inning began: Not only were they trailing Xavier 3-0, but they had already lost to the Musketeers twice in the previous two days. So when a line drive glanced off the glove of junior pitcher Bobby Lucas only to be caught for […]

Basketball team misses NCAA mark

After an NCAA report released last week found that the GW men’s basketball team failed to meet academic standards, the University announced it will create a committee to evaluate the program and implement new oversight policies, a top administrator said Friday. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said a committee […]

Lyndsey Wajert: The study zone Band-Aid

Eckles Library on the Mount Vernon Campus is usually packed with visiting students from the Foggy Bottom campus two times each semester: during midterms and during the reading period for finals. Study rooms, desks, computers and even spaces on the floor are all occupied in the typically commodious Eckles, indicating that many Foggy Bottom residents […]

Adair hard at work

With finals wrapping up and graduation less than a week away, current GW senior and former GW basketball player Jessica Adair finds herself in the same position as many of her fellow seniors: trying to impress someone enough to get a job. The difference, of course, is that Adair will be trying out, not interviewing […]

D.C. moves to recognize gay marriages

The D.C. City Council approved a bill to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states last week, setting the stage for a possible debate of the issue in Congress. The council voted 12-1 on Tuesday to pass the bill, introduced by councilman Phil Mendelson, D-At Large, which would allow already-married gay couples from states that […]

Alex Shoucair: This semester’s epic fails

No, they can’t all fit into one column. This semester was full of excitement, controversy and a ton of Infomail e-mails. It also provided us with plenty of reminders of what GW does wrong and what it needs to change in the future. The semester got off to a really great start. All that excitement […]