March 29, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 51

Stories from the March 29, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Coming back for more

For some, three graduate degrees would serve as reason enough to never step foot into a classroom again. But for 63-year-old David Lehrman, going to class is still just part of the daily grind. But the former attorney has not taken up a professorship at any of GW’s schools. Instead, he’s just another student – […]

GW hires leader of new public service center

After a nearly six month-long nationwide search, the University has chosen a career advocacy organization leader to head GW’s Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, the University announced last week. Amy Cohen, a former vice president for child development programs at Save the Children – an international service organization that aims to improve the […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The State of the Media 2010 Listen to a panel of journalism leaders discuss the industry’s business challenges. Jack Morton Auditorium | 12 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Kashmir in Perspective Journalist and humanitarian Justine Hardy will talk about her work in Kashmir and her struggle to balance journalism and aid work. Elliott School, The […]

Staff Editorial: An oft-hidden epidemic

While going to school at GW, it is easy to forget that we live in a city that has faced, and continues to face, the tragedy of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. About 14 percent, or more than one out of every eight gay men in the district are HIV positive, according to a recent study conducted […]

Annu Subramanian: Journalism isn’t a dead major

Many of us have experienced the raised eyebrow and creased forehead of a middle-aged relative who just heard that we are studying journalism. He will briefly weigh whether it is worthwhile or not to taint your na’veté and then, upon realizing this battle is his to be won, will lean forward and say in a […]

Teach for America may see substantial drop in funding

Teach For America may lose significant funding from the government next year, an abrupt change that might translate into the elimination of more than 1,000 teaching positions, a spokesperson for TFA said this week. The organization, which sends college graduates to teach in underperforming schools across the nation, is not included in direct appropriations in […]

Madeline Twomey: Breaking out of the GW bubble

Last week I went to American to observe its concert choir for a class assignment. I was intrigued to find out the choir was community-based and open not only to students, but alumni, professors and AU’s neighbors. It got me thinking about our school, and GW’s role in the Foggy Bottom and West End communities. […]

Battle of the Bands raises funds for St. Jude’s Hospital

Five bands rocked the Marvin Center this weekend at Epsilon Sigma Alpha’s fourth annual Battle of the Bands, a community service event held to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. About 300 people attended the event, which raised “several thousand dollars,” ESA President Hope Tenenbaum said. Tenenbaum, a senior, said the fourth […]