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.

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 […]

Tonic to expand patio, serve more patrons outdoors

In an effort to accommodate more customers, Tonic Restaurant is planning to expand its outdoor patio. Since the restaurant received the support of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission March 17, Tonic is moving forward with plans to expand the patio onto the greenery surrounding its building on 21st Street. Jeremy Pollok, […]

Web site leaves applicants waiting

Reported technical issues left a number of the 18,840 regular decision undergraduate applicants unable to access their admissions decision as they expected last Thursday afternoon. Like many applicants for the class of 2014, Amit Paul checked his e-mail Thursday afternoon to find an invitation to view his application status online at 6 p.m., but Paul […]

Students cut the lights for Earth Hour

Members of the University community joined cities worldwide during Earth Hour Saturday night in an effort to cut down energy consumption and expand alertness for the need of a more energy-conscious society. Earth Hour, which took place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., encouraged people in thousands of cities around the world to turn off their […]

Cantrell carries baseball to finish sweep

Temperatures were in the high 40s when junior starter Eric Cantrell threw his first pitch against Duquesne Sunday afternoon, with overcast skies and a light drizzle that made the already chilly temperature seem even colder. If the cold weather bothered him at all, Cantrell didn’t show it. He wore short sleeves as he cruised through […]

Health care act extends coverage

One of the provisions of the Obama administration’s historic health care bill will allow young people to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan until the age of 26, a provision a GW professor and health care policy expert says will greatly affect college-aged students. Currently, young people are not able to receive health care […]

Scrambling for a space to play

With Pelham Hall slated to open next year, the Mount Vernon campus may seem like a more attractive place for students to live. But for those on GW’s club sports teams looking to use the campus’ facilities to practice, space and lighting issues on the Vern may make it less appealing. Kaitlyn Reilly, the captain […]