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.

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 […]

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 […]