April 10, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 54

Stories from the April 10, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Elliott School honors Brubeck

Legendary jazz pianist Dave Brubeck traveled behind the Iron Curtain 50 years ago on behalf of the State Department. On Tuesday, he visited the Elliott School of International Affairs for a discussion about risky diplomacy during the Cold War. The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 1958 cultural diplomacy tour took the four musicians to Poland, India, Pakistan, […]

Ted Turner discusses the importance of warding off climate change

Web Extra Ted Turner, the billionaire and philanthropist who started CNN, told a sold out crowd of students Wednesday night at the Jack Morton Auditorium the environment is, “the most difficult challenge the world will face.” Turner said the environment is at risk from overuse of fossil fuels. If society doesn’t work to sustain healthy […]

Pelosi: Democrats need unity

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told college journalists during a taping of an mtvU show at GW on Tuesday morning that a joint ticket with Democratic candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) is impossible. Such a joint ticket would not help the Democrats win votes in the general election if either […]

The Aston to house law students starting Aug. 1

When the University reopens the The Aston after a year of renovations this spring, it will become the first residence hall solely for students in a specific graduate program. Located on 21st Street and New Hampshire Avenue, The Aston will reopen Aug. 1, after more than one year of being closed to students for renovations, […]

University set to switch to Gmail

The University will begin using Google Mail as its primary e-mail client next fall, exponentially increasing the amount of online storage space. Memory quotas for students will expand from 20 megabytes to six gigabytes – about 300 times more than the current alotment. Administrators have said for three years that they were considering switching to […]

Law School jumps two spots in U.S. News rankings

The Law School moved up two places in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Graduate Schools” 2009 rankings, placing it among the nation’s top-20 law schools. The magazine ranks more than 180 American Bar Association-accredited law schools using grade point averages, test scores and acceptance rates, as well as expert opinions. “There are a […]

Sudanese refugee will attend GW

In the second Sudanese civil war Joseph De Mabior Deng, lost his family and found himself among 4 million other displaced refugees. This fall Makwei will enroll as a freshman at GW. He is a recipient of the University’s first Banaa scholarship, a full scholarship awarded to an individual who has experienced war in Sudan. […]

University remembers Rwandan genocide

Many of Rwanda’s wounds are still healing, even 14 years after its genocide took place, Rwandan Ambassador James Kimonyo said on Monday, the anniversary of the conflict. Joined by University President Steven Knapp, Provost John Williams Jr. and a number of other speakers – including survivors of the genocide – Kimonyo told audience members at […]

A full class in half the time

For students in the School of Media and Public Affairs, Carl Stern’s media law course is a flurry of cases, ethical quandaries and reality-based tests. Now condense all of that into one half a semester. Lee Huebner, the school’s director, convinced Stern to come out of retirement to teach a condensed, half-semester version of his […]

J Street money to roll over

The University will alter its much-maligned mandatory spending policy so students can roll over between half and all of their remaining funds to the next academic year. Freshmen and sophomores who have spent more than half of their mandatory J Street dining dollars are slated to see a complete rollover of their remaining funds, Sodexho […]