April 22, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 58

Stories from the April 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Volcanic eruption strands students, faculty in Europe

Web Exclusive Missy Schaff’s original plan was to fly back to Barcelona after her weekend trip to Munich last week. Instead, she spent 13 hours in a car, driving through five countries to get back in time for her Monday classes. Schaff, a junior studying abroad in Spain, is one of thousands of travelers who […]

Despite job creation, starting salaries drop, study finds

This year’s graduating class will enter the workforce with slightly lower starting salaries, but more students should have jobs than those who graduated last spring, according to two surveys conducted last month by the National Association for Colleges and Employers. The organization’s Job Outlook report showed an increase of a little more than 5 percent […]

GW professor finds genetic link to autism

Web Exclusive Better treatment options for autism may be on the horizon after a GW professor found a genetic link to the disorder earlier this month. Using twin studies – where one sibling had been diagnosed with autism and the other had not – Dr. Valerie Hu, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and […]

Staff Editorial: Facing direct competition

It has been nearly a year since New York University announced it planned to create a study-away campus in the District known as NYU-D.C. The proposal, part of NYU’s 2031 plan for expansion, has been discussed increasingly in recent weeks as community members in New York meet to review the plan. NYU’s plan to build […]

Experts discuss solar energy at second annual Solar Institute

Web Exclusive The second annual GW Solar Institute Symposium took place Monday in the Jack Morton Auditorium as part of a series of environmental awareness events celebrating Earth Month throughout April. Hosted by the GW Solar Institute, panelists discussed ways environmentally conscious consumers can benefit from the major advances taking place in solar technology. Scott […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Deflating your straight A’s

Oft-mentioned sentiments from experts in higher education and high school guidance counselors say that as long as students work hard and do their best, it won’t matter whether they choose a public university or a private one. After all, the amount of work students put in at either school should be proportional to the grade […]

Graduation fees and extras can run students up to $400

Web Exclusive Students graduating in May have a final bill to pay before they can hear first lady Michelle Obama speak or walk across the stage to receive their diploma. To graduate, students are required to pay a $100 fee to GW and may need to rent a $49.95 cap and gown. These fees can […]

Matt Ingoglia: Relieving the burden of GCRs

Next to class registration and housing hassles, there are few aspects of the GW experience I believe garner more negative sentiments than the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ General Curriculum Requirements. With many of the school’s students pursuing multiple majors and minors with their own strenuous workloads, the additional need to take 42 credits […]

Fox News correspondent promotes benefits of capitalism

Web Exclusive John Stossel, host of Fox Business Network’s “Stossel,” spoke of the importance of capitalism and its positive influence on American society to GW’s Young America’s Foundation Wednesday night. Stossel argued that capitalism and the free market are the reasons America’s economy is fairing better during the global economic crisis. “How come we’re doing […]