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.

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 […]

Housing looks to clear wait list

More than 150 students remain on the wait list for 2010-2011 on-campus housing, but the University expects to clear the wait list by the end of the semester, the director of GW Housing Programs said Friday. Nineteen of the 159 students on the wait list are sophomores who are required by D.C. zoning laws to […]

University unveils climate plan cornerstones

University administrators unveiled the proposed cornerstones of GW’s Climate Action Plan – which include a sustainability fund that provides a revolving source of funds for sustainable projects, and solar-powered water heaters – at an Earth Day celebration Thursday morning. At the celebration – which took place at the newly opened green plaza behind Guthridge Hall […]

Staff Editorial: The need for better advertising

When University-wide events are planned the right way, they can prove to be a memorable time for students. Given the responsibilities of Program Board to hold various events throughout the school year, the organization needs to both pick the ideal location and sufficiently promote the event. Saturday’s Fountain Fling is an example of an event […]

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 […]