May 9, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 1

Stories from the May 9, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Screens, green and summer heat

Trains, the Oscars, “Saturday Night Live” and numbers. Ranging from the red carpet to railroads, themes from this summer’s D.C film festivals span every genre. The NoMa Film Festival, one of at least seven outdoor film series in D.C. this summer, will present 12 films from May 18 to August 3, all of which will […]

Philosophy department to stay in Foggy

The Department of Philosophy will remain on Foggy Bottom in light of faculty resistance to last month’s decision to move the department to the Mount Vernon Campus. Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Dean Peg Barratt reversed her decision after an outpouring of opposition from faculty, who said the move was made without their input. […]

Senior Profiles: Sally Nuamah: Advocating for those without a voice

Sally Nuamah considered herself an advocate before coming to college, but she wasn’t able to anticipate how politically energized GW was before her freshman year. Nuamah, a first-generation American, grew up in Chicago, Ill., where she attended a “very diverse Chicago public school,” she said, and advocated for the addition of African American and Latino […]

Slice of Life: A sense of humor and linen pants

I love that game my kindergarten teacher used to make us play during naptime. “If you were stranded on an island, what two things would you bring?” she would ask. Oh man. Just two things? What if I absolutely need my Eggy Crazy Bone collection, Bop It and my blanky? Oh, and I need Dunkaroos. […]

University police nabs suspected bike thief

A University Police Department officer apprehended a suspected bicycle thief in the act Tuesday during a plainclothes operation. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said plainclothes officer Matthew Knight noted “suspicious” suspect Demetrius Jones, about 57 to 58 years old, cutting a cable lock off a mountain bike on a rack at the Academic Center breezeway at […]

Dean names second GSPM interim executive director

The Graduate School of Political Management named a new interim executive director last week, marking the second temporary leader to helm the school as it searches for a permanent replacement. Dennis Johnson, who is in China serving as a Fulbright distinguished lecturer, will replace the previous interim director, who left amid discontent within the program. […]

Student activities, housing restructures leadership roles

Student Activities Center and the GW Housing Programs will see broad changes in their leadership structure this fall, as University administrators aim to provide more focused support for each class year of students. After a year-long review, the Dean of Students Office will restructure into a four-part model called the Center for Student Engagement that […]