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.

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 […]

Baseball takes two of three

The GW baseball team snapped out of its funk this weekend, winning the first and third games of a three-game series at Richmond to remain in second place in the Atlantic 10. The Colonials (19-17, 9-3 A-10) won the series’ first game 11-8 after senior Tom Zebroski broke an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single […]

More students request STI tests

An increase in the number of students requesting testing for sexually transmitted infections at the Student Health Service is a result of the increased availability of free HIV/AIDS tests, a University official said this week. Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, medical director at SHS, said last year 500 to 700 students came to SHS asking to be […]

Former first lady to stop at Lisner for book tour

Lisner Auditorium will play host to former first lady Laura Bush next month when she makes GW one of her first stops on her nationwide book tour, an organizer for the event confirmed Friday. Bush will discuss her new memoir, “Spoken from the Heart,” at the event, which will be held May 6 at 7:30 […]

Amanda Dick: Looking back with a smile

Each year, graduating editors are given 30 final column inches – “30” was historically used to signify the end of a story – to reflect on their time at The Hatchet, published in the final issues of the year. Though my current post-graduation plans do not include journalism, the idea of leaving this demanding and […]