April 4, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 53

Stories from the April 4, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SCOTUS to hear case on research funding

The Supreme Court is facing a case that will determine whether universities or faculty have the right to patent their research, a question that will have an increased impact on researchers at GW when the Science and Engineering Complex is completed. The case Stanford v. Roche stems from a law that gives universities the rights […]

Breaking through the glass

Before Ira Glass, the host and producer of the Chicago-based public radio show “This American Life,” became an icon in narrative journalism, he was a 19-year-old intern working for National Public Radio in D.C. Glass, now 52, returned to the District Saturday night, and said he still tackles each story – from colorful exposés to […]


Monday Security clearances Looking for a government job or internship? Learn how to smoothly pass the security clearance process with experts from the field. Marvin Center, Room 302 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Festival of India Join the Raaja Yoga Club for henna, face paint, free Indian food and exhibits on spirituality and meditation. […]

Spring Fling performers announced

Singer Mike Posner and hip-hop band Chiddy Bang will headline this year’s Spring Fling, which will be held on University Yard, Program Board announced Sunday. In a reversal of the past two years, the annual spring event will be moved from the Mount Vernon Campus to Foggy Bottom this year, and will no longer be […]

At-large candidates vie for D.C. college student votes

Seven candidates for the D.C. councilmember at-large position vied for the support of students Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, telling those in attendance how they would work to address issues facing college students and youth in the District. Democratic candidates Sekou Biddle, Tom Brown, Joshua Lopez, Dorothy Douglas, Bryan Weaver, Statehood […]

More than 700 students, 100 sophomores on housing waitlist

More than 700 students were waitlisted for on-campus housing for the 2011-2012 year, a University official confirmed Wednesday, a comparable number to last year’s waitlist. Director of GW Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said 720 students were placed on the housing waitlist – 30 fewer than last year. Weinshel said he expects students will be taken […]

Congresswomen discuss the role of women in politics

Correction appended The College Republicans hosted Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., Thursday to celebrate the rise of conservative women in Congress, though the duo discussed the barriers women still have to break to gain access to the political process. The congresswomen discussed the role of conservative women in their party’s base during […]

Colonials sweep final regular season weekend

The wind and the rain were not enough to stop the women’s tennis team Saturday, as the Colonials defeated Longwood 5-1 in the last home match of the season, and the team continued its success Sunday with a 7-0 sweep of Towson. GW extended its winning streak to three with its weekend victories. Despite a […]

Strangers at 35,000 feet

How much will a person reveal to a complete stranger? The members of Generic Theatre Company sought an answer to this question in the aptly titled “Stranger” by Craig Lucas, and proved that they aren’t unfamiliar with the art of performance last weekend. “Stranger,” Generic’s fourth production of the spring season, premiered Thursday night at […]