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.

Guthridge plaza scheduled to be ‘substantially complete’ by finals

The plaza behind Guthridge, South and Strong residence halls, tentatively called Square 80 plaza, should be mostly finished before final exams begin, a University official said. The green space will be 32,070 square feet, have twenty trees, a large central lawn, multiple landscaped areas and seating for 15 to 20 people, said John Ralls, special […]

Metro to grant SmarTrip users ability to check card balances online

Web Exclusive Earlier this month Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that it may revise its privacy policy to grant SmarTrip users the ability to access their card information online. The change in policy, which received preliminary approval by Metro’s Policy, Program, Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, will enable users of SmarTrip to check their […]

Census will get student data from University

To ensure students residing on campus are counted as D.C. residents in the 2010 Census, the University will provide the Census Bureau with students’ personal information so federal enumerators can fill out forms for students, Associate Director of Media Relations Emily Cain said Friday afternoon. The D.C. West Census Office, which has been working with […]

GW raises $225,000 at benefit dinner honoring departing GSEHD dean

Web Exclusive The University raised about $225,000 for the newly created Mary Futrell Scholarship during at a farewell benefit dinner hosted in Futrell’s honor Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton. Students, faculty, administrators and government officials gathered to honor Mary Futrell as she prepares to step down as Dean of the Graduate School of Education and […]

Dancers dazzle at 17th annual Bhangra Blowout

Eight Indian dance teams from across the country brought the D.A.R. Constitution Hall stage to life Saturday night at the Bhangra Blowout competition hosted by GW’s South Asian Society. This year marked the 17th anniversary of the competition, which has grown to be one of the largest intercollegiate Bhangra competitions in the country. Bhangra is […]

Beyond the everyday degree

Landscape design, safety and security leadership, and health care corporate compliance are not typical college majors. But by enrolling in graduate certificate programs like these, students can become experts in each field. Requiring fewer credit hours than a master’s degree program would, the nearly 20 distinct certificate programs offered by the University are intended for […]

Campus Calendar

Monday A former abortionist speaks Listen to Dr. John Bruchalski, a former abortionist, in an open discussion about the realities of abortion during this Colonials for Life event. Funger Hall 103 | 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday The History of the War on Drugs from 1906 to the Present Join Steve Davies, program officer at […]

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. […]