April 6, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 52

Stories from the April 6, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

CDs lobby for affordability

With the cost of higher education rising across the country, the GW College Democrats visited Capitol Hill on Friday to lobby on behalf of policies that would make college more affordable. Students met with representatives from the offices of the Speaker of the House, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Rep. Chaka […]

SPJ honors The Hatchet with 14 regional awards

The Hatchet took home more newspaper and online honors than any other student publication in the region at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards last month. The Mark of Excellence Awards recognizes the best in collegiate print, radio, television and online journalism. Anyone enrolled in a college or university working toward a […]

GW institute releases game to aid first responders

GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute recently launched “Zero Hour: America’s Medic,” a video game that simulates emergency situations, to help emergency medical technicians better prepared for large-scale crises. The Department of Homeland Security approved “Zero Hour” nearly a week ago and 250 people have already signed up to utilize the software, said Gregg Lord, director […]

Alumni discuss female leadership

At the annual Women’s Leadership Conference on the Mount Vernon campus on Friday, three GW alumni discussed their successes as women during a panel called “Stepping Up for Change: Personal Stories.” The panel consisted of Theresea “Memphis” Holland, principal at Holland Development Group, Cynthia Frye Wilson, former mayor of Granbury, Texas, and Gillian McHale, a […]

Elliott School hosts Gelber Prize winner

Web Extra Sir Lawrence Freedman, a distinguished historian and 2009 Gelber Prize Winner for his non-fiction book “A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East,” appeared at the Elliott School Thursday night in a discussion with Foreign Policy magazine Editor in Chief Moisés Naim. “I can still remember reading one of his first books, […]

Balance: The GW Ballet Group performs for elementary school

“When I grow up, I’m going to be a ballerina,” proclaimed a student from Anthony Hyde Elementary School Friday morning at an event featuring members of Balance: The GW Ballet Group. The group performed abridged versions of “Peter and the Wolf” and “Hansel and Gretel” Friday for a group of roughly 50 elementary school students, […]

Student rally for AIDS funding outside White House

Web Extra A group of students rallied outside the White House Friday afternoon to encourage President Obama to fund a global campaign for AIDS relief. The rally, organized by GW’s chapter of the Student Global AIDS Campaign, focused on increasing support for PEPFAR – the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief – founded in […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball GW’s baseball team ran its winning streak to five games Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader at St. Bonaventure 9-2, 8-4. The Colonials (16-14, 5-3 Atlantic 10) were led on offense by the bat of sophomore centerfielder Brandon Kelliher, who homered twice in the first game and drove in a total of six runs on the […]

Residence hall staff apps increase by 25 percent

GW Housing Programs reported a 25 percent increase in applications for residence hall staff positions this year – with about 280 graduate students applying for fewer than 80 house mentor positions. Matthew Trainum, the employment director for GW Housing, said that while the increase may be due to the economy, application numbers tend to fluctuate. […]