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.

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 […]

Beck swept up by WNBA’s Storm

Kim Beck had class at 3:45 p.m. today like plenty of other GW undergraduates. But not many were having as good a day as she was. The GW women’s basketball senior was selected by the Seattle Storm with the eighth pick in the third round of the 2008 Women’s National Basketball Association Draft Wednesday afternoon. […]

Intelligence czar to address graduates

Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence, will speak at this year’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony. In 1986, McConnell received his master’s degree in Public Administration from GW. Now he is one of the country’s highest-ranking government officials who oversees a variety of agencies including the National Security Agency. McConnell is […]

Wild Art: Wild Windup

Nick Gingold/photo editor Junior Carrie Higdon winds up for a pitch during the softball team’s 6-0 loss to James Madison Wednesday at Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. The Colonials also lost the first game of the doubleheader, 8-0.

NCAA report shows standards

Black student-athletes admitted to GW between 2003-2006 had significantly lower SAT scores than other black students and school officials hope to bolster the academic standing of future black athletes, according to a University report released this week. The report was the result of an eight-month study that is required every decade in order for GW […]