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.

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 […]

Jackie Robinson Society honors two

GW’s Jackie Robinson Society commemorated the 63rd anniversary of Robinson’s debut as the first ever African American player in Major League Baseball Thursday, handing out awards as part of a ceremony in the Jack Morton Auditorium. The awards, which are handed out to recognize contributions to the D.C. area in the tradition of Jackie Robinson, […]

Controversial practices mark student organization elections

As executive board campaign season winds down for many student organizations, some group members in multiple organizations have raised concerns over the policies established for student elections. The Student Activities Center allows every student organization to establish its own constitution and campaign rules. With the freedom for students to maintain and manage their groups, this […]

Men’s tennis falls in A-10 championship

After entering the Atlantic 10 tournament on a three-match winning streak, the top-seeded GW men’s tennis team fell 4-3 to Xavier in the championship match, marking the third-straight year they entered the tournament as the top seed and failed to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship. The Colonials reached the championship […]

Faculty pay raises beat average

GW professors received an average pay raise of 4.9 percent in 2009 – almost 4 percent higher than the national average, according to University data and a study by the American Association of University Professors. One-third of reviewed institutions decreased faculty salaries this year and the national average pay raise for full professors was just […]