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.

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. […]

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 […]