April 16, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 55

Stories from the April 16, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Annual treatment will affect D.C. tap water

D.C area residents can expect a slightly different taste, smell and color in their drinking water for the next few weeks, due to recent water treatment changes. The Washington Aqueduct, a division of the United States Army Corp of Engineers, has begun to add chlorine to the disinfectant used at water treatment facilities through May […]

Go Out GW

Go Out GW is a new nighttime calendar for events on and near campus. Check out the listings for this weekend below. Have an event that you think should be featured on Go Out GW? E-mail life@gwhatchet.com. Thursday Habib Koité & Bamada & Dobet Gnahoré What: Two of Africa’s most exciting musicians-legendary guitarist Habib Koité […]

Foreign apps rise 20 percent in two years

Despite uncertainty in the world economy, the number of international applicants at GW continues to grow, increasing 4 percent since last fall, the Office of Admissions reported this week. The fall 2009 semester marks the second consecutive year that the number of international applicants has increased, an overall rise of 20 percent over the past […]

University to take on more debt to build SEC

Clarification appended University President Steven Knapp said this week that the school will use debt to fund a significant portion of initial construction on the $300 million Science and Engineering Complex. Knapp and other administrators had said previously that the complex would be funded through donations, research grants and revenue from the multi-purpose complex at […]

Revisions to University Web site delayed until July

The University’s Web site redesign has been delayed again and the first changes will focus on users outside GW, administrators said this week. Originally slated to debut this January, the first revisions are now expected to be finished in July. Administrators attributed the delay to the number of individual pages being changed under Phase I […]

Andrew Clark: All’s fair in politics and journalism

So it looks like the Fairness Doctrine has died out in Congress, at least for now. Anyone at GW who believes in free speech, particularly the staff of The Hatchet, should be pleased to hear that. In case you don’t know, the Fairness Doctrine was a government policy produced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) […]

Students commemorate Gaza deaths

Members of the group Students for Justice in Palestine adorned University Yard with more than 1,000 flags Monday afternoon to draw attention to the lives lost in the Gaza conflict this past winter. The student organization planted 1,330 red and orange flags to represent Palestinian deaths and nine blue flags for Israeli lives lost in […]

Andrew Pazdon: Pistols and polling

There is no question that I love liberty, so much so that I have stolen my home state’s motto of “Live Free or Die” and taken it as my own personal mantra. There’s a catch though. With a reverence for liberty must also come a respect for the laws that govern us – even though […]

Staff Editorial: Specialization is key

At a job interview, when your prospective employer asks about your undergraduate degree, you can answer “The George Washington University” with some confidence that your interviewer will know the level of prestige this carries. This stature is part of the reason we came to GW, along with the quality of our classes and the specialized […]