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.

Lifton names Gelman renovations a top goal

Student Association President-elect Jason Lifton declared improving Gelman Library his first priority and pledged to work with students, the Washington Research Library Consortium and University administrators to improve the aging and often overcrowded building. Lifton said he plans to work with Ryan Last, founder of the Facebook fan page “Get Gelman Going,” which has gathered […]

Model UN team wins diplomacy awards in Taiwan

This spring break the GW Model United Nations delegation made their third-annual voyage to the World Model UN Conference, traveling the furthest the group has ever been for the event, to Taipei, Taiwan. A team of six GW students made its way to the Asian country for the 2010 World Model UN Conference – a […]

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 […]