April 19, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 57

Stories from the April 19, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hitting the redo button on this year

I love the idea of a do-over. On Microsoft Word, I’m addicted to the undo command. It boils down to this: There is something undeniably exciting about messing up so badly, yet still being able to go back and revise what you did. In college, I’m equally smitten with all the proverbs students hear about […]

Annu Subramanian: Give more visibility to the MSSC

Let the numbers speak for themselves: In the race of races, GW loses, and that makes it tough to be a minority here. Hispanics make up 5.3 percent of the student body at GW. Only 8.6 percent of the student body is black; this insufficiently represents the 12.4 percent of the nation that is black. […]

Tea party protesters rally against big government, taxes

Thousands of tea party members and supporters gathered around the Washington Monument last Thursday to protest big government and the American tax system. FreedomWorks, a conservative nonprofit group chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, organized the tax day event, one of many rallies held throughout the day in D.C. and across the country. […]

Bradley Dlatt: Becoming a Washingtonian

The weather has turned warm, the cherry blossoms have bloomed, and GW students are becoming overwhelmed with papers and exams. This combination can only mean one thing: summer is nearly here. For some GW students, summer is a chance to stay in D.C., to take on that internship that couldn’t fit into the school year […]

GW Law reclaims top 20 ranking

Correction appended The GW Law School jumped eight spots in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best law schools in the country, propelling the school back into the nation’s top 20. The jump, announced late last Wednesday night, erases a deficit generated after the school fell eight spots last year to […]

Evan Schwartz: Trading safety for a vote

D.C. may finally get a voting member in the House of Representatives, but it looks like it will come at the cost of further weakening Washington’s already diminished gun control laws. As Congress moved closer to passing a D.C. voting rights bill last year, pro-gun Republicans in Congress attached a key addendum that would give […]

Professors approve GCR overhaul

New General Curriculum Requirements in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will only require one course of math and two courses of lab science as part of a 24-credit set of requirements, after the school’s faculty approved a GCR propsal last Friday. Last year, CCAS voted to cut GCR requirements nearly in half, from […]

Elliott School senior will address graduates

Zoe Petkanas only had two minutes to share her GW experience with a panel of judges who would decide if the Elliott School of International Affairs senior had what it takes to be the student speaker at the University-wide Commencement ceremony. And after just 120 seconds of speech, Petkanas won the unanimous support of the […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Sideways: D.C. vote and gun control The momentum behind getting the District a vote in the House is building again, but such a bill may include an amendment that would repeal many local D.C. gun laws. While we support the effort to give D.C. a vote, our excitement over the progress is marred by […]