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.

Earth Day turns 40 on the National Mall

Correction appended Speakers at the District’s Earth Day celebration issued a call to fight global warming and protect the environment Thursday on the National Mall. D.C. kicked off its weekend-long celebration – the 40th one held in the city – with a day-long rally hosted by the Earth Day Network that featured music, dancers, speakers […]

Weather forces Fountain Fling inside

With dismal gray skies and the threat of rain, the second annual Fountain Fling on the Mount Vernon campus drew a smaller turnout than last year’s event. Fountain Fling, which was launched last year as a combination of Program Board’s Spring Fling and Mount Vernon Programming Council’s Fountain Day, had to relocate events from the […]

Fundraising increases despite poor economy

Annual giving to the University is up 14 percent this fiscal year and more students, parents and faculty are giving back to GW than last year, a University official said last week. Spokeswoman for the Division of Development and Alumni Relations Patricia Danver said annual giving, which includes yearly cash gifts up to $25,000, have […]

Innovation Task Force solicits feedback on top ideas

Members of the University community and the Innovation Task Force discussed fifteen ideas that will try to enhance student life and streamline business operations at the second of three showcases of ideas Thursday morning in the Eckles Library Auditorium. The task force was created as part of University President Steven Knapp’s plan to identify opportunities […]

Making over an informal enterprise

Little girls love to play with makeup, get dressed up and strut around the house with a new hairdo and a pretty face. Freshman Lindsey Brenner was the same way-only she took it a step further. Brenner runs her own business at GW, doing makeup and hairstyles for Greek-letter life formals and other events at […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Four-Footed Friends Members of GW’s faculty and staff will bring their pets for students to play with. Behind Merriweather Hall on the Mount Vernon campus | 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday Free jazz concert Check out a free performance from jazz pianist ELEW hosted by the English department. Phillips B-120 | 11 a.m. Finale […]

Bindelglass reflects on SA presidency

Looking back on her term as Student Association president, Julie Bindelglass called the job’s learning curve the biggest obstacle she had to overcome this year. As a result, Bindelglass – who hands the SA presidency off to Executive Vice President Jason Lifton Wednesday – said she took the summer trying to get set up for […]

Gabrielle Friedman: Revisit the internship for-credit policies

As summer approaches, half-naked guys play football in University Yard, paper assignments pile up and talk of summer internships abounds. As this is GW, where internships are prevalent among students, many of us will be spending the next few months getting coffee and typing letters for bosses. And while interns are participating in something rewarding […]