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.

Students will receive Census forms in residence halls

The U.S. Census Bureau has teamed up with the GW Housing Programs and GW’s department of Government, Community and International Relations to streamline the process of counting students, the University’s top government relations official said last week. All students in GW residence halls will be given census forms to fill out from their house staff […]

Business school sees rankings bump

Correction appended GW’s School of Business jumped 14 spaces in this year’s BusinessWeek magazine rankings to No. 51 in the nation, the University announced last week. The overall ranking is based on student satisfaction surveys, post-graduation achievements and general academic quality. GW was also given an academic quality ranking of No. 23 based on average […]

Faces of war: coming to a Metro stop near you

You may not have been to an art gallery recently, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t seen Suzanne Opton’s war photography. The soldiers in her pictures have blank stares and vacant eyes; their portraits seem to look past the viewer. And now, they are part of Opton’s newest series titled “The Soldier Billboard Project,” which […]

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 […]