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.

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 […]

Maxim elected SA vice president

Junior Rob Maxim was elected Student Association executive vice president earlier this month, beating classmate Logan Dobson in a runoff election with 51.9 percent of the vote. The scene in Columbian Square on election night – Thursday night before spring break – was more subdued than the night of the general election announcements last month. […]

Staff Editorial: Showing the library some love

It is unlikely that students would ever really love their university library. In truth, a campus’ library is usually the place students go to make themselves so mind-numbingly bored that doing homework is their last vestige of sanity. But the complaints that surround Gelman Library do not focus on the anxiety of paper writing or […]

Arts scholarship applications rise

Application numbers for GW’s Presidential Scholars in the Arts program increased significantly this year, jumping about 25 percent since last year. The PSA program offers several $15,000 scholarships in dance, fine arts, music, and theater to prospective GW students. First made available more than 15 years ago, there are, on average, 100 applicants per year, […]