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.

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 […]

Baseball at Barcroft: A day’s work

Game day at Barcroft Park begins shortly after 9 a.m. for the GW baseball team, when three dozen players and coaches file out of a trio of vans to start their Saturday. Daniel Rollins, a volunteer assistant coach, is already there, holding a hose and spraying down the infield dirt. He was there around the […]

Crime Log

Destruction 3/27/10 – Lisner Auditorium – 7:30 p.m. – Case closed A staff member reported that he observed a female suspect not affiliated with GW kicking and shattering a glass door at the entrance to Lisner Auditorium. She was allegedly upset because she did not have a ticket to the night’s event and was denied […]

Women’s Tennis loses in A-10 finale

Long after all of her teammates had finished their matches and the fate of her team had been decided, GW freshman tennis player Mimi Hamling was still playing. The sun was setting and many of her teammates had ice taped to their aching bodies, but Hamling remained on the court, finishing the most fiercely contested […]

D.C. residents weigh in on Metro’s budget woes

Beltway residents packed into a Columbia Heights church Thursday to discuss remedies to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s $189.2 million budget shortfall for the 2011 fiscal year. Stacked at the back of the hall were around 50 253-page packets, which laid out the gap-closing measures proposed by Metro’s outgoing general manager John Catoe. The […]

University cancels Wednesday classes before Thanksgiving

A University official confirmed last week that no classes will be held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving during the fall of 2010. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said classes the day before Thanksgiving will not be held this year, but said she did not know specifically why the decision was made. The announcement was a long […]

Compared to national average, GW grade inflation slows

Grades at GW have remained relatively stable over the last several years, in contrast to a national trend of continuing grade inflation, according to data from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning and a recent national study. Grade-point averages at GW jumped more than 0.2 points during the 10 years from 1992-1993 to 2002-2003, […]

For SMPA students, the winner’s circle awaits

Receiving an A on a paper or test may be the highest level of achievement for many students, but for senior Victoria Riess, senior Mark Abramson and sophomore Haley Lesavoy, national recognition and a Beverly Hills gala are the upcoming events on the horizon. This May, the trio will be honored at the 2010 Gracie […]

Uncovering the secrets of Scientology

In a sleepy beach town in the Bible Belt, a 22-year-old journalist found himself in the middle of what was then considered by some a cult – and is now known as the Church of Scientology. That young journalist was adjunct professor Richard Leiby, one of the first to unearth religious leaders’ clandestine activities during […]