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.

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 […]

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. […]