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.

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 […]

Two tenants sign with Square 54

A bank and a sandwich shop have signed leases to be part of the retail space in the development at 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. known as Square 54. NIH Federal Credit Union and eatery Devon & Blakely will join the building, Boston Properties Senior Project Manager Jake Stroman said in an e-mail April 16. The bank […]

D.C. job market sees slightly higher growth than national average, study says

Web Exclusive Students hoping to find work in D.C. after graduation may have better luck than anticipated, according to a recent report from Delta Associates, a research firm specializing in research, advisory and publication services. According to the report, the D.C. area job market is recovering more successfully from the economic crisis than other cities. […]

SMPA class offers hands-on learning at the Newseum

Correction appended Students in Michael Freedman’s class don’t learn history from a textbook. They immerse themselves in history once a week at one of the District’s newest museums: the Newseum. Freedman is part of the Newseum’s Educational Advisory Team, and when he learned he would be teaching Media History this semester, Freedman created a part-classroom, […]

Women’s water polo feels good despite loss

The GW women’s water polo team celebrated its Senior Day on Sunday, honoring five departing seniors before the Colonials’ final home game of the season against Princeton. And while the final score, a 9-7 GW loss, might not have been the result the Colonials were looking for, there was much on Sunday that the team’s […]

GW hopes to boost number of students on Mount Vernon

The University is taking steps to increase the number of students allowed on the Mount Vernon campus, and could get approval from the D.C. Zoning Commission as soon as next Monday. GW has submitted to the commission a revised proposal of its population caps for the 2010 Mount Vernon Campus Plan, despite not satisfying all […]

GW Law alumnus sworn in as 100th Va. Supreme Court justice

Web Exclusive An alumnus became the 100th Supreme Court justice in Virginia earlier this month, propelling him to the state’s highest court. The Virginia General Assembly elected William Mims, a graduate of the GW Law School and a former Virginia attorney general, to the Court. He will serve for 12 years in the position. Mims […]