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.

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 […]

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 […]