March 11, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 49

Stories from the March 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SEC chair will address GW Law at graduation

The chairperson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will address graduates of the GW Law School during Commencement Weekend in May. The law school announced Wednesday afternoon that Mary Schapiro, a law school alumna and the first woman to head the SEC, will join three alumni and a Welling professor at the University’s graduation […]

Five for Fighting: a perfect 10

Five for Fighting attracted a crowd diverse in ages and music tastes to Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night with its delicate and distinct soft-rock. The group, made internationally famous for pop-station favorites like “Superman” and “100 Years,” is one of those bands whose popularity spans more than one decade, and whose concerts are truly a mix […]

Managing taxes in the real world

With April 15 right around the corner, accountancy department chair Keith Smith has words of wisdom for students filing taxes. For some undergraduates, parents will prepare students’ returns along with their own, having the students sign the forms when they return home for spring break, Smith says. But, if parents are cutting the ties a […]

Student aid, University ties motivate donors

For alumnus Jeremy Gosbee, attending an expensive university like GW would have been impossible without the help of financial aid. It was the generosity he received from the University – where he earned two degrees – that ultimately led him to donate $5,000 to GW’s Power and Promise Scholarship Fund this year, he said. Gosbee […]

Five art galleries you haven’t heard of

While the Hirshhorn and the National Gallery of Art are landmarks in the D.C. art scene, there are many smaller galleries throughout the District that offer fascinating exhibits in an equally creative space. Hatchet Arts has found a few galleries that should be at the top of your list. Irvine Contemporary (1412 14th St. NW […]

Haitian first lady seeks change amid restoration

GW alumna and first lady of Haiti Elisabeth Préval said she wishes the earthquake that decimated her country nearly two months ago was a nightmare; one she could wake up from and quickly forget. But Préval – who returned to GW Wednesday morning, more than 20 years after she received her master’s degree in business […]

At last, Hollis can rest ribs

DAYTON, Ohio – It may not have necessarily been a storybook ending for senior Damian Hollis, should it prove to be an end at all, but it was at least a mixed bag of success and disappointment: a game-high 19 points and a team-best six rebounds, but also a 70-60 loss at Dayton. What did […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fashion for Paws Strut the catwalk with the Humane Animal Treatment Society and raise money for the Washington Humane Society. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre | 7 to 10 p.m. Pelham tour Explore Pelham Hall and see all the amenities GW’s newest residence hall has to offer. Mount Vernon Clock Tower Elevator Lobby | 3 […]

Four years after start, cricket team makes nationals

It’s not uncommon for college kids to spend their spring break in Florida. But one group of GW students will be heading south next week for a different reason: the 2010 American College Cricket Championship. It’s a far cry from four years ago, when a trio of current seniors decided to start a cricket team […]