April 15, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 56

Stories from the April 15, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Task force identifies “top ideas” for savings

After six months of gathering suggestions, the University’s Innovation Task Force has highlighted 15 “top ideas” – totaling more than $25 million in potential new revenue and savings – to submit to the GW community and senior administrators for review, a University official said Wednesday. The 15 ideas will be evaluated and commented upon at […]

SA Senate-elect picks four committee chairs

The Student Association Senate-elect met for the first time Monday night to elect its four committee chairs for the 2010-2011 school year. Senators-elect Amanda Galonek, CCAS-U; Chris Clark, U-At Large; Meredith Waters, SPHHS-U; and Dylan Pyne, CCAS-U, will chair the Rules, Finance, Academic Affairs, and Student Life committees, respectively. “I thought it was important for […]

Russian president visits Lisner

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was on campus Tuesday evening to attend a concert at Lisner Auditorium, a University official confirmed Wednesday. Medvedev, who was in D.C. for a global summit on nuclear security, was seen exiting Lisner at around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night, after he attended a concert by Russian rock band Time Machine. University […]

High profile professor to speak at graduation ceremony

An official from the Department of Labor and a distinguished research professor are slated to speak at two GW medical graduation ceremonies this May. Dr. Peter Hotez will address students from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the school’s graduation ceremony May 15, according to a letter electronically distributed to medical students and […]

Fewer apply to School of Business

The School of Business was the only undergraduate school at the University to receive fewer applicants this year than last, even as the University received a record-breaking number of undergraduate applications overall. But GW is not the only school seeing fewer students interested in business. According to a report released in January by the National […]

Dressing up a worn fashion scene

Apparently, the District is not all about politics. Worn Magazine, a D.C.-based fashion periodical recently launched by GW alumna Nicole Aguirre, explores D.C.’s creative side by featuring local fashion and art. As a photo intern with Vanity Fair last summer, Aguirre decided the time was right for a D.C. fashion periodical. “There was a large, […]

Son of former Iranian leader touts democracy

Audience members greeted Reza Pahlavi, the son of the late Shah of Iran, with a standing ovation when he spoke of the relentless pursuit for democracy and human rights in Iran at an event Tuesday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Pahlavi – who has lived in exile in the U.S. since the […]

QuickTakes

Dr. Dog’s new album, “Shame, Shame,” is both fast-paced and uplifting. Although not a huge musical departure for the psychedelic, power-pop band, it is still a strong offering. Dr. Dog carries its characteristic excitement and high energy through the entire album. The album opens with “Stranger,” a song guided by its catchy bass and vivacious […]

Official: Blunt injuries caused pedestrian’s death

The 25-year-old Arlington woman who was struck last Tuesday by a large SUV on the southeast side of Washington Circle died from “multiple blunt injuries,” a spokeswoman for the Office of the D.C. Medical Examiner said Tuesday. Beverly Fields, a spokeswoman for the Office of the D.C. Medical Examiner, said the office had determined Anh-dao […]