Thursday, April 22, 2010

Biden reveals Title IX policy changes

by Hadas Gold

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Smith Center Tuesday afternoon, announcing a repeal of a Bush-era policy that allowed universities to rely on student surveys to prove they were meeting the gender equality law known as Title IX.

Chalupa: University playing catch-up on research

by Justin Kits
Hatchet Reporter

Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa hopes to make GW a top 80 research university in five years, he said last week.

Lawmakers spar over GW contract

by Amy D'Onofrio

GW found itself in the middle of a widely publicized conflict between two D.C. councilmembers this week over a contract the School of Public Health and Health Services has with the city.

In challenge, GW recycles less than '09

by Dimple Mirchandani
Hatchet Reporter

Despite continuing efforts to make the University more environmentally friendly, the University saw a 6 percent decline in per-person recycling compared to 2009 during a 10-week nationwide recycling program this semester.

First lady to receive honorary degree

by Priya Anand
Hatchet Staff Writer

A business executive for one of the United States' largest construction companies and an award-winning pianist will join first lady Michelle Obama in receiving honorary degrees this spring during Commencement Weekend.

Snapshot: Singing Sensation

SA Senate passes 17 bills in last meeting of the year

by Madeleine Morgenstern

The Student Association Senate had its most productive meeting of the year Tuesday night, on what was also the body's last meeting.

Campus Calendar

Snapshot: 500 Bags

Despite job creation, starting salaries drop, study finds

by Michelle Bradbury
Hatchet Reporter

This year's graduating class will enter the workforce with slightly lower starting salaries, but more students should have jobs than those who graduated last spring, according to two surveys.

Staff Editorial: Facing direct competition

NYU's plan to build a D.C. campus for its study abroad students poses direct competition for GW and an opportunity for the D.C. Council.

Lyndsey Wajert: Deflating your straight A's

by Lyndsey Wajert

Institutions of higher education have a responsibility to their students to curb grade inflation, but any effort to simply reexamine grading policies will require all schools to make the same effort.

Matt Ingoglia: Relieving the burden of GCRs

by Matt Ingoglia

Next to class registration and housing hassles, there are few aspects of the GW experience I believe garner more negative sentiments than the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences' General Curriculum Requirements.

Phillip Ensler: Legislative success for students

by Phillip Ensler

When Congress passed the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act last month, it did not just reform our health care system.

Cartoon: An inconvenient visit

by Colleen Psomas

Zipcar weekend rental rates to increase this summer

by Lara Kasten
Hatchet Reporter

Zipcar users in the District may have a more expensive summer than expected, now that the car-sharing company has announced an increase in its weekend car rental rates.

Makeup schedule poses problems

by Keegan Bales
Hatchet Staff Writer

February's historic snowstorms - which canceled an unprecedented four straight days of class - caused GW to replace reading days with makeup classes in many courses across campus.

GW honors students, faculty at annual excellence awards

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Staff Writer

Allied in Pride, the Caribbean Student Association and GW's Impact on Substance Education were presented with the Pyramid Award for Student Organization of the Year at GW's Excellence Awards on Wednesday.

SMPA renames dual-degree program

by Amanda D'Ambra
Hatchet Staff Writer

Administrators in the School of Media and Public Affairs have renamed the school's five-year dual-degree program after students complained the program takes longer than five years to complete, the program's coordinator said last week.

Crime Log

by T.C. Flowers
Hatchet Reporter

Student wins online dunk competition

by Louis Nelson

Most people who meet Tianyi Zha outside of the gym don't recognize him as a slam-dunk champion.

King to play graduate year at UMBC

by Louis Nelson

Men's basketball redshirt junior point guard Travis King confirmed Wednesday he will be attending the University of Maryland-Baltimore County next year, beginning work on his master's degree in sociology and playing out his final year of eligibility on the UMBC basketball team.

Sports in Brief

Directing 'Chicago': Paying for 'all that jazz'

by Caroline Coppel

A cast of 22 people, a 65-seat venue the size of a living room, five weeks to prepare, and barely more than $2,000 to spend.

Capital Funk makes it look easy

by Shaeera Tariq

Capital Funk keeps everything simple. Except for their dancing, that is.

District Mixtape: The A Cappellas

After Tuesday's Battle of the A Cappellas, everyone's talking about the performers' sweet sounds. The Vibes and The Pitches shared with Hatchet Arts a few hits they've discovered recently.

Hadas Gold: An uneven journey, but a great result

by Hadas Gold

I was standing in my room two years ago on the second floor of the Sigma Kappa house, listening to my editor rip my head off. My real journey with The Hatchet started after that moment.

Rachel Wallace: Copyediting with biddiesnaks: My year at The Hatchet

by Rachel Wallace
Copy Editor

Copyediting is one of those thankless jobs. You get everything right except, say, the spelling of an obscure Russian poet, and suddenly nasty e-mails from alumni are just rolling in. (True story.)

Andrew Nacin: Starting from scratch and relishing the opportunities

by Andrew Nacin

People often ask how The Hatchet found me. Come to think of it, I've never set foot in a journalism or computer science classroom. It all started with a print classified.

Volcanic eruption strands students, faculty in Europe

by Madeleine Morgenstern

Missy Schaff's original plan was to fly back to Barcelona after her weekend trip to Munich last week.

GW professor finds genetic link to autism

by Jamie Blynn
Hatchet Reporter

Better treatment options for autism may be on the horizon after a GW professor found a genetic link to the disorder earlier this month.

Experts discuss solar energy at second annual Solar Institute

by Nicolas Diaz
Hatchet Reporter

The second annual GW Solar Institute Symposium took place Monday in the Jack Morton Auditorium as part of a series of environmental awareness events celebrating Earth Month throughout April.

Graduation fees and extras can run students up to $400

by Gabi Marush
Hatchet Reporter

Students graduating in May have a final bill to pay before they can hear first lady Michelle Obama speak or walk across the stage to receive their diploma.

Fox News correspondent promotes benefits of capitalism

by Megan Moore
Hatchet Reporter

John Stossel, host of Fox News Business Network's "Stossel," spoke of the importance of capitalism and its positive influence on American society to GW's Young America's Foundation Wednesday night.

Executive order will not greatly affect GW Hospital

by Tamara El Waylly
Hatchet Reporter

The executive order President Barack Obama signed last week - which effectively grants same-sex couples medical decision-making and hospital visitation rights for their partners - will not greatly affect hospitals in the District, a hospital ethics expert said this week.