April 17, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 56

Stories from the April 17, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Intelligent students decrease

Correction appended While record-high numbers of academically prestigious freshmen are enrolling at Ivy League colleges, fewer smart students are choosing to attend GW, according to a report presented at last Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting. The report, “The Decline in Elite Freshmen Admissions,” highlights aspects of this rift including fewer freshman recipients of National Merit Scholarships, […]

A new Mule?

Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes has often been called the hardest-working man in rock and roll, due to his multiple band memberships and constant guest appearances. His reputation will live on this weekend, when he performs three shows in two days here in the District. The Mule will be performing on campus at GW’s Lisner […]

Honoring Virginia Tech’s fallen

It has been a long year for Jessica Forbes. The senior transferred to GW from Virginia Tech in 2006. Only one week before a gunman tore through the rural Virginia campus, Forbes visited her friends in Blacksburg, Va. Shortly after she returned, she learned her friend had been killed. “I’m used to not thinking about […]

Washington welcomes the pope

The trek for Justyna Japola started at the White House at 8 a.m. Armed with a guitar and flanked by members of a neo-Catholic group, the Polish Georgetown graduate student made her way to Foggy Bottom to witness the first pontifical visit in almost three decades. “It doesn’t matter if we see him.,” Japola said. […]

University closes Thurston for second summer

Students attending Colonial Inauguration will once again miss out on the Thurston Hall experience as the residence hall undergoes its second consecutive summer of renovations. Last summer, GW embarked on a $13 million project to replace many of the freshman residence hall’s windows and to install new elevators and sprinklers. The University did not complete […]

SA president tackles study abroad woes

In the waning weeks of her administration, Student Association President Nicole Capp met with the director of the Office of Study Abroad to address a growing number of concerns students have with the office. Capp, Rob Hallworth, the director of the Office of Study Abroad, and Donna Scarboro, the assistant vice president for special and […]

GW preps for student loan scare

The subprime mortgage crisis, which tore through the financial markets over the last year, has reached student loans. Officials at GW are wary, but confident that students here will be able to find loans to cover the University’s sky-high tuition. While no schools or students have reported problems accessing aid yet, potential shortfalls have sent […]

Mock trial team nabs first place

GW Mock Trial will begin its next competitive season ranked No. 1 in the nation after finishing in second place in a national tournament last week. The rankings, which are determined by a team’s performance in the last three National Championship Tournaments, place GW ahead of Harvard University and the University of Virginia, who will […]

Activists protest lax gun laws on anniversary of shootings

Web Extra For three minutes, a silent crowd of demonstrators filled the steps of the Supreme Court with their lifeless bodies on the one year anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech in an appeal for stricter gun laws. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sponsored the lie-in, which attracted prominent activists including the […]

GW Brief: School of Business to offer sports management master’s program

Web Extra The School of Business will offer a dynamic new master’s program for graduate students in search of hands-on experience in the sports management field starting this fall. The program, which will initially only accept 10 graduate students, will provide participants the opportunity to take courses that incorporate experience at new Nationals Stadium and […]