April 26, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 59

Stories from the April 26, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alex Byers: You made this happen

When you reach the end, it’s only natural to think about how you got to where you are. Looking back, I don’t really know the how or why. It just kind of happened. For many Hatchet staffers past and present, the journey at 2140 G St. is a measured one – a consistent, steady path, […]

Environmental activists hold concert on National Mall

When Denis Hayes coordinated the first Earth Day in 1970, he was unsure of whether the event would last another year – let alone 40 more. On that spring day in 1970, the National Mall was the epicenter for environmental legislation, as citizens nationwide demanded more intense conservation of the environment. But on Sunday, the […]

Report: Campus judicial boards hand out little punishment for sexual offenses

Students found responsible for sexual assault often face little punishment from campus judicial boards, according to a recent report on the subject. A February study by the Center for Public Integrity, an organization that presents investigative journalism on public issues, showed that students found guilty of abuse receive “little more than slaps on the wrist.” […]

Sarah Scire: There’s no write way to say goodbye

I doubt I’ve gotten any ledes right the first time. Most of the time, I don’t get it right on the second, third or fourth tries either. At some point, though, the deadline comes and you let the article go, hoping your last version was your best. I suspect that even if I could publish […]

Blind Date: Hitting all the right notes

Friday night sophomore Keaghan Ames and freshman Maddie Morales spent an evening of casual conversation together at the News Café in Georgetown. For these novices to the blind dating scene, the relaxing atmosphere made for an enjoyable experience that turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Keaghan Ames Year: Sophomore Age: 20 Hometown: Morristown, N.J. […]

University may boost aid pool by $5 million

After receiving a record amount of financial aid appeals this year, a top University administrator will recommend an additional $5 million be added to the amount of financial aid allocated for the 2010-2011 school year. In February, the Board of Trustees approved a $10 million increase to the amount of financial aid slated for distribution […]

Hollis readies for basketball beyond GW

Graduation is three weeks away for men’s basketball senior Damian Hollis, but despite the papers, projects and tests that still stand in his way, he’s already excited. After he dons his cap and gown on the National Mall, Hollis can at last devote himself primarily to one thing: basketball. Soon after he gets his diploma, […]

Language GCR changes draw ire

The new general curriculum passed by faculty in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences last Friday eliminated the foreign language and culture requirement, causing some professors to question the University’s commitment to language education. Under the old General Curriculum Requirements, CCAS students had to take six to eight hours of foreign language or foreign […]

Women’s tennis makes surprising run in A-10s

When the GW women’s tennis team’s only senior Michele Style predicted that her team would “definitely” win the Atlantic 10 tournament after the Colonials beat Towson in their home finale, not many people took her seriously. After fifth-seeded GW’s run to the program’s first A-10 tournament championship match since 1997 Sunday ended with a loss […]