March 28, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 51

Stories from the March 28, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Scholarship named for civil rights activist

GW established a public service scholarship and special memorial in honor of social activist Dr. Dorothy Height Thursday. Height, who died last year, was a champion for education and a leader in the civil rights movement, as well as the former president of the National Council for Negro Women. The $10,000 scholarship will be awarded […]

Capital Bikeshare offers 5-day pass

Clarification appended Capital Bikeshare, a growing regional bike-sharing program, is now offering riders the option of purchasing a five-day pass as a way to attract tourists as well as residents to the program. The new passes went on sale Saturday, just in time for the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, as well as […]


Monday Let’s Talk About Politics Baby Take part in a conversation about which political issues matter to college students. Marvin Center, Room 301 – 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday RwandArt Sale GlobeMed is hosting a sale of artwork by GW students. All proceeds go to a health clinic in Rwanda. University Yard – 9 a.m. […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down

The end of the season The GW men’s basketball team suffered a disappointing loss March 9 that marked the end of its run in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The game was especially heartbreaking as the Colonials had come back on a 20-6 run and tied the game at 49 with just under a minute left, […]

Professor files new charge in buyout lawsuit

A former School of Engineering and Applied Science professor amended his complaint against the University in court this month, rendering GW’s current attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed moot. Last month the University filed a motion to dismiss the first of two counts in Richard Soland’s complaint, citing a lack of tangible evidence. Under law, […]

Sports In Brief

Softball splits doubleheader against Dayton Flyers The softball team split its doubleheader against Dayton Saturday, earning a 5-4 victory in the first game, but falling 10-9 in the second. GW (11-11-1) battled back from a 4-1 deficit in the first game, earning three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game. Sophomore […]

Work study budget cuts threaten student jobs

Students with jobs through the Federal Work Study Program at GW may find themselves out of work this semester once their allotments run out. In past years, the University gave additional funds to students who earned their entire Federal Work Study awards so they could continue working, but the University is not doing that this […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: Where was the discussion of hate crimes?

As much as GW boasts about its diversity, discrimination continues to rot our walls. A recent incident at my high school has me reeling, as it demonstrated that bigotry can be found even where you feel immune to it. A student dressed up in Ku Klux Klan garb at a high school spirit rally, and […]

Former English professor dies

William L. Turner, an associate professor emeritus of English at the University, died of cardiovascular disease at a retirement community in Washington, D.C., March 12. He was 99. Remembered for his bright personality and his devotion to students, Turner joined the English department in 1941. He later served as assistant dean of the Columbian College […]