April 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 54

Stories from the April 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW climate plan stays on schedule

Correction appended The Office of Sustainability and Climate Action Plan implementation teams are on schedule to complete the promised road map to make GW carbon neutral by its deadline of May 15, a University administrator said this week. Sophie Waskow, the stakeholder engagement coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, said an overview of the plan […]

Unpaid internship benefits questioned

The days of working for free may be coming to an end for college-aged students across the country. According to an April 2 article in the New York Times, states like California and New York are cracking down on the practice of using interns as free labor, and universities are telling businesses that employ unpaid […]

Kelsey Rohwer: GW needs to sweat the small stuff

I often fear for my life as I embarrassingly teeter on the stones outside Funger and Duques. I feel like I am going to fall through the earth. This is not okay. Most of the University’s issues brought up by GW students and The Hatchet are substantial and take some time to fix. But in […]

Crime Log

Assault 4/01/2010 – Columbia Plaza – 10:15 p.m. – Case closed A student reported to Metropolitan Police that his roommate hit and pushed him during an argument. Closed by arrest 4/02/2010 – Public property on campus – 11:46 p.m. – Case closed University Police responded to a report of two subjects fighting. Officers made contact […]

Woman dies after being struck by car

A 25-year-old Arlington woman died Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a large SUV on the southeast side of Washington Circle, family members and city police said Wednesday. Eyewitnesses said Anh-dao Xuan Huynh was struck by a green SUV Tuesday morning at around 11 a.m. near the intersection of Washington Circle and 23rd Street. Metropolitan […]

Service proposals awarded funding

The Public Service Grant Commission received more than 25 applications for $20,000 in grant money that will be given to students with their own service-learning projects, an administrator said this week. The Division of Student and Academic Support Services announced the grant program in October, saying it was designed to support the Michelle Obama Service […]

Murdoch talks bias, future of news at Kalb Report

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was on the defensive at Tuesday night’s installment of the Kalb Report, firing back at critics and audience members who said Murdoch’s media empire was tainted by a conservative bias. Murdoch – chairman and CEO of News Corporation, which owns the Wall Street Journal and FOX News Network, among other media […]

Crew teams prepare to host regatta

In an annual rite of spring, men’s and women’s rowers from a dozen different schools around the country will descend on D.C. to take part in the 23rd George Washington Invitational Regatta this weekend. The event, which will take place on the Potomac River, is the first of two home races for GW’s women’s team, […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday The Business Response to Climate Change Listen to panelists speak about green visions for their companies. Jack Morton Auditorium | 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday Habitat for Humanity Club Night Drink, dance and raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Eye Bar | 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive Make […]