March 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 50

Stories from the March 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GSPM hosts former Bush press secretary

Dana Perino, former White House press secretary under George W. Bush, discussed tricks of her trade Monday night at the Jack Morton auditorium. Perino, who was the second female and first Republican woman to be the White House press secretary, stressed the importance of being informed about the news at all times, and advised the […]

National Cherry Blossom Festival begins Saturday

The National Cherry Blossom Festival officially starts this Saturday, with an opening ceremony slated at the National Building Museum that will feature the Ambassador of Japan and Miss D.C. among other performers. The festival is scheduled to last through April 11. An annual two-week event, the festival celebrates the blooming of the cherry trees surrounding […]

Student organization leaders compensated more than local peers

Student leaders of the University’s most influential student organizations are compensated substantially more than their counterparts at other D.C.-area colleges, according to figures from a top University administrator. Student executives of the Program Board, Marvin Center Governing Board, Student Association, WRGW, and The Cherry Tree yearbook receive University-funded leadership awards in the form of merit […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Redefining Republican: No Labels. No Boxes. No Stereotypes. Blogger and columnist Meghan McCain will speak about her experiences on the campaign trail and the future of the GOP. Jack Morton Auditorium | 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday Rock the Vern: Anything-But-Clothes Run Take off your clothes… and put on a homemade costume during the […]

Nationally, engineering majors get highest starting salaries

Engineering majors account for eight of the top 10 highest paid degrees, the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ winter 2010 salary survey found. After reviewing job offer data from students at 200 colleges and universities, the association concluded majors in various engineering disciplines, computer science and information sciences and systems are among the best-paid. […]

Donald O. Parsons: Close the engineering school

The administration’s attempt to buy out almost 50 percent of the School of Engineering and Applied Science faculty begs the question of whether the buyouts should be extended to all faculty and the operation closed down. The most remarkable aspect of the buyout is its breadth – one half of the faculty. As The Hatchet […]

Study finds Obama’s transparency efforts fall short

GW’s National Security Archive released a study last week that showed President Obama’s administration may not be as transparent as it had pledged to be, but the archive’s director said this week that the study was misrepresented by members of the news media. Archive Director Tom Blanton conducted an audit of how many documents were […]

D.C. to add downtown bike lanes in April

Bike riding downtown may become easier for cyclists this year as construction on new bike lanes is expected to start in April. The District Department of Transportation plans to add lanes to five major streets as part of a 2005 plan to change the bike infrastructure of D.C., as well as to prepare for an […]

A year later, Belok continues to fight military policy

Sophomore Todd Belok said he never wanted to be an advocate. He wanted to be a naval officer; he wanted to serve his country. But in the almost 15 months since his expulsion from GW’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program, Belok has gained national attention by advocating for the repeal of the military’s “don’t […]