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.

Zipcar weekend rental rates to increase this summer

Zipcar users in the District may have a more expensive summer than expected, now that the car-sharing company has announced an increase in its weekend car rental rates. Zipcar users who want to rent a car for an entire day on the weekends during the summer season – which the company considers to be May […]

Executive order will not greatly affect GW Hospital

Web Exclusive The executive order President Barack Obama signed last week – which effectively grants same-sex couples medical decision-making and hospital visitation rights for their partners – will not greatly affect hospitals in the District, a hospital ethics expert said this week. On April 15, Obama ordered his Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen […]

Makeup schedule poses problems

Junior Melissa Henderson planned to use April 29 and April 30 to study for finals this semester. Those two days – previously designated as reading days – were going to give her time to spread out her studying and writing assignments, two tasks that often take over the lives of students at the end of […]

Chalupa: University playing catch-up on research

Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa hopes to make GW a top 80 research university in five years, he said last week. GW – which was listed 92nd in last year’s National Science Foundation rankings of research and grant money issued from the federal government – is playing catch-up to its peer institutions, Chalupa said. […]

GW honors students, faculty at annual excellence awards

Correction appended Allied in Pride, the Caribbean Student Association and GW’s Impact on Substance Education (GWise) were presented with the Pyramid Award for Student Organization of the Year at the University’s 25th Annual Excellence in Student Life Awards Wednesday night in Lisner Auditorium. Awards were presented in 26 categories which recognize student, faculty and staff […]

SA Senate passes 17 bills in last meeting of the year

The Student Association Senate had its most productive meeting of the year Tuesday night, on what was also the body’s last meeting. With only half of the senators present, the senate passed 17 out of 18 pieces of legislation with significant debate on only two of the bills. Seven of the bills were resolutions honoring […]

SMPA renames dual-degree program

Administrators in the School of Media and Public Affairs have renamed the school’s five-year dual-degree program after students complained the program takes longer than five years to complete, the program’s coordinator said last week. The accelerated program, which allows students to earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SMPA, actually takes five and a […]

Phillip Ensler: Legislative success for students

Last month a frenzy around the nation’s capital – and throughout the country, for that matter – centered on the House of Representatives’ passage of a health care reform bill. But a major component of that bill has not been given sufficient attention. When Congress passed the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act last […]

Student wins online dunk competition

Most people who meet Tianyi Zha outside of the gym don’t recognize him as a slam-dunk champion. Zha, a junior from Changzhou, China, is 5-foot-10 and his hands are too small to palm a basketball, but appearances are not always what they seem. Just ask New Orleans Hornets point guard and three-time NBA all-star Chris […]