April 28, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 59

Stories from the April 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

Don’t forget the arts I would like to thank Calder Stembel for his recent Opinions piece about the arts at GW (April 24, p. 4). As a member of GW’s arts community, I find that we are an often-overlooked part of the University. GW is constantly publicizing how every GW student will experience at least […]

Officials question ‘elite’ student report

Some top administrators are second-guessing the validity of a report released this month regarding the decline of “elite” freshmen attending GW. The Faculty Senate report, called the “Decline of Elite Freshmen Admissions,” said a lack of National Merit Scholars and a drop in early decision applicants meant less top-tier students were attending the University. Carol […]

Capital Funk energizes crowd at first showcase

Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. An energized crowed packed into Lisner Auditorium Friday night to see the first showcase of GW’s hip-hop dance team, Capital Funk. The inaugural event, called “Capital Funk Showcase 2008: U Betta Work,” also included local dance groups, lyricists and poets. “The energy was great,” said sophomore Kalie Kelman, co-captain of […]

Ross Romano: Stories of the year, with Rice on top

Web Extra When most people look at GW sports, they tend to ignore anything that happens outside of men’s basketball. That is likely only magnified this year, as the squad had one of the worst seasons in program history. But the team’s troubles on and off the hardwood should not be the focus in a […]

Parents grill leader on school closure

The Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools visited Stevens Elementary School Wednesday night to relieve concerns over the impending closure of the 140-year-old Foggy Bottom school. Amid a tense atmosphere, Chancellor Michelle Rhee explained that the closure of Stevens – first opened as a school for freed slaves – was in the best interest of D.C. […]

Graduate business students help clean up D.C. school

Web Extra University students from the master’s of business administration program rolled up their sleeves early Saturday morning to help cleanup Jefferson Junior High School in Southeast D.C. Starting at 8 a.m., 46 students repainted the school’s basketball court, cleaned out bug-infested locker rooms and planted fresh grass in front of the building. The “work-a-thon” […]

SEAS dean to lead Hong Kong university

Correction Appended School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Timothy Tong will leave the University this spring to become the next president of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Tong unexpectedly resigned this November after eight years at GW, without giving a public reason for stepping down. He declined to comment to The Hatchet about whether […]

SMPA creates new five-year program

Web Extra A new dual-degree program at the School of Media and Public Affairs will allow undergraduates to save thousands of dollars and attain a master’s degree at a faster pace, University officials said Wednesday. Starting in fall 2008, students can attain their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the school without reapplying. The program allows […]

Claire Autruong: Playing the middle against both ends

Sitting on a fence is rarely comfortable. In a country as polarized by politics as the U.S., sitting on the fence can get downright unpleasant. Frankly, political moderates in this country are misunderstood, marginalized and manipulated. “Moderate” has become almost a dirty word in the political realm, a supposed refuge for the politically ignorant and […]

Urban music hits campus

G-D’Urban, a new student organization whose goal is to diversify music at the University and create a record label for GW students, had its first showcase Thursday night in the Marvin Center. The group plans to host writing and producing sessions as well as semester shows with a corresponding compilation album. G-D’Urban organizers said it […]