Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nationally, engineering majors get highest starting salaries

by Dimple Mirchandani
Hatchet Reporter

Engineering majors account for eight of the top 10 highest paid degrees, the National Association of Colleges and Employers' winter 2010 salary survey found.

Study finds Obama's transparency efforts fall short

by Michelle Brown
Hatchet Staff Writer

GW's National Security Archive released a study last week that showed President Obama's administration may not be as transparent as it had pledged to be, but the archive's director said this week that the study was misrepresented by members of the news media.

A year later, Belok continues to fight military policy

by Melissa Turley
Hatchet Reporter

Sophomore Todd Belok said he never wanted to be an advocate. He wanted to be a naval officer; he wanted to serve his country.

Grad programs to be some of cheapest in District next year

by Justin Kits
Hatchet Reporter

Tuition rates for graduate programs on the Foggy Bottom campus are slated to increase 5 percent for the 2011 fiscal year, a University official said this week, but GW's graduate programs will still be some of the least expensive in the District.

Local library's renovation plans proceed

by Maryann Tadros
Hatchet Reporter

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has chosen a $150 million proposal to renovate the West End fire station and library located just off campus, echoing recommendations from two neighborhood groups.

Maxim elected SA vice president

by Madeleine Morgenstern

Junior Rob Maxim was elected Student Association executive vice president earlier this month, beating classmate Logan Dobson in a runoff election with 51.9 percent of the vote.

Arts scholarship applications rise

by Hannah Traverse
Hatchet Reporter

Application numbers for GW's Presidential Scholars in the Arts program increased significantly this year, jumping about 25 percent since last year.

An after-school artist

by Jill Beckerman
Hatchet Reporter

When he's not teaching or consulting, Peter Loge is still working.

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by Caroline Coppel

Alternative spring breaks bring 170 students to six cities

by Elizabeth Hay
Hatchet Reporter

More than 170 GW students and staff members spent spring break traveling across the country and volunteering on alternative spring break trips.

Model UN team wins diplomacy awards in Taiwan

by Drew Spence
Hatchet Staff Writer

This spring break the GW Model United Nations delegation made their third-annual voyage to the World Model UN Conference, traveling the furthest the group has ever been for the event, to Taipei, Taiwan.

82 academic integrity violations given last year

by Jennifer Terker
Hatchet Reporter

Though the Academic Integrity Office strives to inform professors and students about the academic code and its consequences, 82 violations were found during the 2008-2009 academic year.

National Cherry Blossom Festival begins Saturday

by Hadas Gold

The National Cherry Blossom Festival officially starts this Saturday, with an opening ceremony slated at the National Building Museum that will feature the Ambassador of Japan and Miss D.C. among other performers. The festival is scheduled to last through April 11.

Housing puts 700 students on wait list

by Priya Anand
Hatchet Staff Writer

More than 700 students have been waitlisted for 2010-2011 University housing, a University official said Tuesday, with 150 rising sophomores who are guaranteed housing by D.C. law left unsure where they will live next year.

Masked thief fumbles Tonic robbery

by Kira Brekke
Hatchet Staff Writer

Witnesses of a robbery at Tonic Restaurant earlier this month told city police they recognized the alleged thief as a worker for a local food delivery service, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.

Program Board taps State Radio to lead Fountain Fling

by Amanda Dick

State Radio, an alternative rock band from Massachusetts, will headline the 2010 Fountain Fling, Program Board Executive Vice Chair Wesley Callahan said late Wednesday night.

Lifton names Gelman renovations a top goal

by Nicole Gulotta
Hatchet Staff Writer

Student Association President-elect Jason Lifton declared improving Gelman Library his first priority.

GSPM hosts former Bush press secretary

by Erica Obseri
Hatchet Reporter

Dana Perino, former White House press secretary under George W. Bush, discussed tricks of her trade Monday night at the Jack Morton auditorium.

Student organization leaders compensated more than local peers

by Chelsea Radler
Hatchet Staff Writer

Student leaders of the University's most influential student organizations are compensated substantially more than their counterparts at other D.C.-area colleges, according to figures from a top University administrator.

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D.C. to add downtown bike lanes in April

by Amy D'Onofrio

Bike riding downtown may become easier for cyclists this year as construction on new bike lanes is expected to start in April.

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Staff Editorial: Showing the library some love

The central issue for Gelman stems from the fact that it receives no money from the University for capital expenditures.

Yogin Kothari: The recap, and what's to come

by Yogin Kothari

GW's men's basketball season came to an abrupt end last Tuesday when the Colonials hosted the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams at the Smith Center as part of the first round of the College Basketball Invitational.

Donald O. Parsons: Close the engineering school

by Donald Parsons

The administration first proposed to scrap the engineering school building, then it proposed to scrap its faculty. Maybe it is time to scrap its administrators and be done with it.

Gabrielle Friedman: Give me some credit

by Gabrielle Friedman

It seems the University is simply favoring the AP program and this causes IB students to have fewer credits than they rightfully deserve.

Cartoon: Caring about student health care

by Sara Fischer

Softball stopped at home by Towson

by Louis Nelson

The GW softball team lost Wednesday afternoon, falling 2-1 to Towson in a brief, one-game break from Atlantic 10 action.

Men's basketball loses in CBI over break

by Dan Greene

Spring break didn't last long for the GW men's basketball team. A week after an Atlantic 10 tournament loss at Dayton seemed to end their season, the Colonials took the floor once more, this time hosting Virginia Commonwealth University March 16 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational postseason tournament.

Men's volleyball club sees spike in success

by Elizabeth Traynor
Hatchet Reporter

A year ago GW's men's club volleyball team didn't have a place to practice. In a week, they will be on their way to Kentucky for a national championship tournament.

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