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.

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 […]

Biden reveals Title IX policy changes

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Smith Center Tuesday afternoon, announcing a repeal of a Bush-era policy that allowed universities to rely on student surveys to prove they were meeting the gender equality law known as Title IX. The announcement, which also featured remarks from Senior Adviser to the President Valerie Jarrett and Secretary […]

King to play graduate year at UMBC

Men’s basketball redshirt junior point guard Travis King confirmed Wednesday he will be attending the University of Maryland-Baltimore County next year, beginning work on his master’s degree in sociology and playing out his final year of eligibility on the UMBC basketball team. King, who will be graduating in May, missed nearly all of what would […]

Crime Log

Assault 4/15/2010 – Panda Café on Pennsylvania Avenue – 9:15 p.m. – Case closed A student reported to GW Police that he was sitting at a table at Panda Café and stood up when a subject walking down the street hit him on the chin and continued to walk. The complainant did not need medical […]

Lawmakers spar over GW contract

GW found itself in the middle of a widely publicized conflict between two D.C. councilmembers this week over a contract the School of Public Health and Health Services has with the city. D.C. councilmember Marion Barry, Ward 8, said last Thursday he would try to block the renewal of a contract between SPHHS and the […]