Monday, April 19, 2010

Former first lady to stop at Lisner for book tour

Lisner Auditorium will play host to former first lady Laura Bush next month when she makes GW one of her first stops on her nationwide book tour, an organizer for the event confirmed Friday.

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Campus Calendar

Annu Subramanian: Give more visibility to the MSSC

by Annu Subramanian
Columnist

Let the numbers speak for themselves: In the race of races, GW loses, and that makes it tough to be a minority here.

Bradley Dlatt: Becoming a Washingtonian

by Bradley Dlatt
Columnist

The weather has turned warm, the cherry blossoms have bloomed, and GW students are becoming overwhelmed with papers and exams.

Evan Schwartz: Trading safety for a vote

by Evan Schwartz
Columnist

D.C. may finally get a voting member in the House of Representatives, but it looks like it will come at the cost of further weakening Washington's already diminished gun control laws.

Cartoon: The search for a summer job

by Devereaux Sterrette

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet's monthly wrap-up of GW's ups and downs.

Controversial practices mark student organization elections

by Marielle Mondon
Hatchet Staff Writer

As executive board campaign season winds down for many student organizations, some group members in multiple organizations have raised concerns over the policies established for student elections.

Two tenants sign with Square 54

by Shannon O'Reilly
Hatchet Staff Writer

A bank and a sandwich shop have signed leases to be part of the retail space in the development at 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. known as Square 54.

SMPA class offers hands-on learning at the Newseum

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Staff Writer

Students in Michael Freedman's class don't learn history from a textbook. They immerse themselves in history once a week at one of the District's newest museums: the Newseum.

GW hopes to boost number of students on Mount Vernon

by Tanay Tewani
Hatchet Reporter

The University is taking steps to increase the number of students allowed on the Mount Vernon campus, and could get approval from the D.C. Zoning Commission as soon as next Monday.

Guthridge plaza scheduled to be 'substantially complete' by finals

by Evan Koslof
Hatchet Reporter

The plaza behind Guthridge, South and Strong residence halls, tentatively called Square 80 plaza, should be mostly finished before final exams begin, a University official said.

Census will get student data from University

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Staff Writer

To ensure students residing on campus are counted as D.C. residents in the 2010 Census, the University will provide the Census Bureau with students' personal information so federal enumerators can fill out forms for students.

Dancers dazzle at 17th annual Bhangra Blowout

by Dimple Mirchandani
Hatchet Reporter

Eight Indian dance teams from across the country brought the D.A.R. Constitution Hall stage to life Saturday night at the Bhangra Blowout competition hosted by GW's South Asian Society.

Beyond the everyday degree

by Miranda Green

Landscape design, safety and security leadership, and health care corporate compliance are not typical college majors. But by enrolling in graduate certificate programs like these, students can become experts in each field.

Hitting the redo button on this year

by Ali Peters
Columnist

I love the idea of a do-over. There is something undeniably exciting about messing up so badly, yet still being able to go back and revise what you did.

Tea party protesters rally against big government, taxes

by Ben Weinberg
Hatchet Reporter

Thousands of tea party members and supporters gathered around the Washington Monument last Thursday to protest big government and the American tax system.

GW Law reclaims top 20 ranking

by Emily Cahn

The GW Law School jumped eight spots in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best law schools in the country, propelling the school back into the nation's top 20.

Professors approve GCR overhaul

by Priya Anand
Hatchet Staff Writer

New General Curriculum Requirements in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will only require one course of math and two courses of lab science as part of a 24-credit set of requirements, after the school's faculty approved a GCR propsal last Friday.

Faculty pay raises beat average

by Priya Anand
Hatchet Staff Writer

GW professors received an average pay raise of 4.9 percent in 2009 - almost 4 percent higher than the national average, according to University data and a study by the American Association of University Professors.

More students request STI tests

by Melissa Turley
Hatchet Reporter

An increase in the number of students requesting testing for sexually transmitted infections at the Student Health Service is a result of the increased availability of free HIV/AIDS tests, a University official said this week.

Elliott School senior will address graduates

by Gabi Marush
Hatchet Reporter

Zoe Petkanas only had two minutes to share her GW experience with a panel of judges who would decide if the Elliott School of International Affairs senior had what it takes to be the student speaker at the University-wide Commencement ceremony.

Jackie Robinson Society honors two

by Katie Stoler
Hatchet Reporter

GW's Jackie Robinson Society commemorated the 63rd anniversary of Robinson's debut as the first ever African American player in Major League Baseball Thursday, handing out awards as part of a ceremony in the Jack Morton Auditorium.

Men's tennis falls in A-10 championship

by Elizabeth Traynor
Hatchet Staff Writer

After entering the Atlantic 10 tournament on a three-match winning streak, the top-seeded GW men's tennis team fell 4-3 to Xavier in the championship match, marking the third-straight year they entered the tournament as the top seed and failed to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship.

Baseball takes two of three

The GW baseball team snapped out of its funk this weekend, winning the first and third games of a three-game series at Richmond to remain in second place in the Atlantic 10.

Dan Greene: What I'll remember, or the beauty of being forgotten

by Dan Greene

No one will remember you. And that's the beauty of it.

Amanda Dick: Looking back with a smile

by Amanda Dick

Though my current post-graduation plans do not include journalism, the idea of leaving this demanding and rapidly changing field really saddens me.

Amanda Lindner: The final sign-off: Playing back my years at 2140 G

by Amanda Lindner

You know me by my voice. 'For the Hatchet, I'm Amanda Lindner.' That's my sig-out, as it's called in the broadcast world. If you've ever heard it, thank you, thank you, thank you for listening and watching.

Women's water polo feels good despite loss

by Rafi Moskowitz
Hatchet Reporter

The GW women's water polo team celebrated its Senior Day on Sunday, honoring five departing seniors before the Colonials' final home game of the season against Princeton.

GW Law alumnus sworn in as 100th Va. Supreme Court justice

by Megan Moore
Hatchet Reporter

An alumnus became the 100th Supreme Court justice in Virginia earlier this month, propelling him to the state's highest court.

Metro to grant SmarTrip users ability to check card balances online

by Alex Markoff
Hatchet Reporter

Earlier this month Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that it may revise its privacy policy to grant SmarTrip users the ability to access their card information online.

GW raises $225,000 at benefit dinner honoring departing GSEHD dean

by Saira Thadani
Hatchet Staff Writer

The University raised about $225,000 for the newly created Mary Futrell Scholarship during at a farewell benefit dinner hosted in Futrell's honor Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton.

D.C. job market sees slightly higher growth than national average, study says

by Marielle Mondon
Hatchet Staff Writer

Students hoping to find work in D.C. after graduation may have better luck than anticipated.