April 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 51

Stories from the April 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘The hidden job market’

Motivational speaker and comedian Patrick Combs encouraged jobseekers to quit whining about the recession and rising unemployment rate and start being more proactive during an address at the Elliott School Tuesday night. Combs, who has brought his motivational speeches to Fortune 500 companies, said the published job market only accounts for 15 percent of total […]

Joe Laliberte: Stop the presses: Saving journalism

If you are reading these words, you are one of two breeds. You are either grasping one of those decaying historical artifacts called a newspaper, which tend to include creases, smudges and uninformed writers such as myself, or else you’re reading the online version of our newspaper. If you are the former, you are standing […]

Bindelglass seeks trust in SA

Student Association President-elect Julie Bindelglass said her first priority as the SA’s leader will be to regain the trust of the student body after what she called a largely unsuccessful year for the governing body. Bindelglass, a sophomore, was elected SA president on March 26 when she received 1,565 of the 3,018 votes cast, defeating […]

Admissions steady in rocky times

Recently released acceptance figures for GW’s incoming class of 2013 are on par with previous years, but the size of next year’s incoming class is far from certain due to the widespread financial turmoil. The University sent out regular decision acceptance letters to 6,200 students last week, meaning total selectivity remained almost unchanged at 37 […]

Meet GW’s cherry blossom princess

Sophomore Tatiana Duran is not a pageant girl. But when she was given the opportunity to represent the state of New Mexico in this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, she jumped at the chance. “I’ve never done a pageant,” Duran said, adding that she was offered the position by the office of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, where […]

Crime Log

Arson 3/25/09 – Public property on campus – case closed Someone reported that a trash can on the H Street side of the Marvin Center was on fire. University Police Department officers found motor oil cans at the bottom of the trash can. No suspects or witnesses Destruction 3/27/09 – 12:47 a.m. – Public property […]

A brief history of the Cherry Blossom Festival

Freshman Jennifer Durina attended the Cherry Blossom Festival with her roommate for the first time on Sunday. For three hours they did homework by the water, had a picnic, enjoyed an a cappella performance, walked through the trees and visited a Japanese tea garden booth. “I decided to go because the weather was so gorgeous, […]

Credit crisis hits student borrowers

The nation’s tightening credit market has forced top private student loan providers to alter their lending practices, prompting concern in GW’s office of financial aid about students’ access to manageable loans. The University’s top financial aid administrator said he was worried last week over new standards at the nation’s largest student loan providers that could […]

Anonymous Web site advocates abolishing SA

A new Web site has embarked on a campaign to “abolish the SA,” after what its anonymous creators said was a wildly unsuccessful year for GW’s student government. The leader of the movement, who refers to himself as Maximillian Robespierre – a nod to a French revolutionary infamous for his involvement in the most violent […]

Ways to enjoy the blossoms

In Washington, D.C., the arrival of cherry blossoms means that tourists are on the horizon. But don’t let the crowds prevent you from seeing one of the most beautiful sights in the nation’s capital. Below is a list of events happening during this year’s festival. Tidal Basin Paddle Boat Rides Date: Now through April 12 […]