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.

MBA certificate stresses ethics

The School of Business has become the first school in the country to offer a graduate-level Certificate in Responsible Management, modeled after the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. Announced to business school students last week, the program already has four participants committed so far. The certificate program, which was a brainchild of a […]

Obama optimistic in speech at Georgetown

President Barack Obama defended his economic policies and said the United States must create a strong foundation on which to rebuild the economy in a speech Tuesday afternoon at Georgetown University. Though he extensively outlined a plan for recovery, Obama did not introduce any new policies, instead employing sweeping rhetoric to convey his vision. He […]

New cup on the block

“It beats Starbucks,” said senior Nicky Barnett as she purchased a cup of coffee from the cart in front of Kogan Plaza – now run entirely by students. Simone Freeman, a sophomore, bought the cart a month ago from its former owner, Naceur Negra, who decided to leave the trade after 15 years of operating […]

Andrew Alberg: Pops does GW proud

As far as I know, Pops Mensah-Bonsu only knows one way to greet people: with an outstretched hand and oversized smile. And not one of those forced smiles that hide an underlying annoyance or one of those flimsy handshakes either. Mensah-Bonsu genuinely loves interacting with people, and it shows. Either that or he puts Phillip […]

Alex Ellis: GW through the lens of a photo editor

This is how I saw GW for the last few years. I’ve been at political rallies and sold-out concerts, met Bill Gates and saw the first black man become president of the United States. My photo lens has captured moments where people reveal their true selves. It is that sliver of time that marks a […]

Pops shines in return to D.C.

Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s basketball career has taken him across the globe since graduating GW in 2006 – to Spain, Italy, his native Great Britain and eventually back to North America to play in the NBA. And for a brief moment this week, he returned to the city where it all began. In his self-described “second home,” […]

Lacrosse’s Donohue puts team first

Junior Taylor Donohue became the seventh Colonial in the lacrosse program’s short history to score 100 career points last week, but she may have been the first player not to realize it. “I don’t really keep track of goals. It’s just something for the position I play, that’s my job to score,” said Donohue, who […]

District Mixtape: Hatchet Arts

Hatchet Arts has been bad, reader. More often than not, Hatchet Arts has, while playfully positioning itself as a tastemaker, chortled at submissions of tracks it deemed below itself. So, in an appeal to end-of-the-year full journalistic transparency, Hatchet Arts presents a playlist it endorses. An appeal to self-reflexivity: 1. Night – Bill Callahan 2. […]

Gelman first floor renovations delayed until fall

Correction appended Renovation of Gelman Library’s first floor, which was slated to begin this spring, will be pushed back to the fall due to technological complications, University Librarian Jack Siggins said. While the library is currently raising money for a $5 million overhaul of the aging building’s ground level, Siggins said he hoped to put […]

Directors tackle Charlie Brown, Godot

Be it bringing the Peanuts comic strip to life, or bringing life to the experience of waiting, first-time directors Patrick Burgwinkle and Ellen Barr agree: Directing is hard. “It’s definitely a lot harder than it looks,” Burgwinkle said of his experience directing “Waiting For Godot,” the 1940s play by Irish writer Samuel Beckett, which presents […]