April 5, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 53

Stories from the April 5, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professors: The SEAS of the future

Professor Donald Parsons wrote an op-ed piece March 25 in The Hatchet that asks a fundamental question of interest to the GW community: Should GW have an engineering program? At no time in our nation’s history has technology been so deeply connected with our lives. Yet, as many have observed, the supremacy the U.S. has […]

Gabrielle Friedman: Speaking out against the war on youth

Throughout history the youth of this nation have rarely shied away from the opportunity to lead progressive cultural movements. Ten years after D.C. voters approved the use of medical marijuana by a substantial 69 percent, the District has finally seen movement on the legislation. This makes it the perfect time for the youth to go […]

Gallery Market reportedly robbed

The manager of the Gallery Market in Ivory Tower said Saturday that the man who allegedly stole took $88 in cash may have been the same man who stole from the market previously. Though manager Inseon Choi said the store’s cameras did not properly record when the $88 was stolen, she told The Hatchet that […]

Letter to the Editor

The real economics of engineering I find it highly discourteous and shortsighted of Donald Parsons in his recent op-ed to recommend that the University should do away with its engineering school. An economics professor should know better; engineers drive innovation and technological change, and the United States needs more engineering research and trained graduates to […]

Gelman to forgive late fees for service

Gelman Library is offering to forgive late fees for students who complete at least eight hours of community service for first lady Michelle Obama’s service challenge. Library officials launched the “Community Service for Fines” program last week, which gives students, staff and faculty the opportunity to reduce library fees in exchange for eight or more […]

Students, staff will not be able to use GWireless with iPad

Students who purchase the iPad, a highly discussed tablet computer from Apple, will not be able to use the device to connect to GWireless, an administrator said. Although GW Information Technology has yet to receive an iPad to test, initial indications are that the iPad will not work on the University’s wireless network until at […]

Campus Calendar

Monday How to Please Your Partner Learn from a panel of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and straight students on the myriad of ways to please your partner. Marvin Center Room 308 | 8 p.m. Tuesday Kalb Report with Rupert Murdoch Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corporation, will discuss the future of journalism with Marvin […]

Farmers market to reopen this week

The farmers market located behind GW Hospital will reopen for the season this Wednesday, April 7. The Foggy Bottom Farmers Market, established in 2005, will stay open every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. until Nov. 24. Though the market is opening a half hour later than it did last year, shopping options will remain […]

Christian groups host “Easter in the Yard”

Web Exclusive About 200 people attended a warm, sunny Easter in the Yard celebration Saturday afternoon, an event the Campus Ministry Association organized to emphasize the spiritual meaning of Easter. For many people, the Easter holiday triggers a nostalgic feeling of childhood surrounded by a celebrate with bunnies, chocolate, eggs and baskets in a variety […]