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.

Sports in Brief

Softball swept over weekend The GW softball team was held scoreless in all four of its games over the weekend, losing 3-0 and 1-0 to Saint Joseph’s Friday and Saturday and 10-0 and 4-0 to Temple Sunday. On Friday, Saint Joseph’s pitcher Erin Gallagher’s bid for a no-hitter was broken up in the sixth inning […]

District’s tree grade drops to B-

A local non-profit lowered D.C.’s 2009 tree grade last month from a B to a B-, citing confusion among District agencies about tree policies and lags federally mandated provisions for tree protection and expansion, Casey Trees’ report card is the only independent evaluation of the District’s tree canopy and the only independent tree assessment of […]

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, […]