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.

Softball drops four-straight against Philadelphia foes

After opening its Atlantic 10 season 3-1, the softball team was sitting near the top of the conference standings and seemingly moving in the right direction following the struggles of last season. The Colonials hit a bump in their road to recovery though over the weekend, getting swept in a pair of doubleheaders against Saint […]

University mulls buying New York Times digital subscription

Gelman Library is considering purchasing a digital subscription of The New York Times for student use, after the Times began charging non-subscribers for unlimited access to online content late last month. University spokeswoman Courtney Bowe said GW is waiting to make a final decision until the Times announces plans for student and university discounts. GW […]

Sports in Brief

Binghamton beats men’s tennis at home on Senior Day The GW men’s tennis team was unable to earn a Senior Day victory Sunday, falling 4-3 to Binghamton. The Colonials (12-8) started Sunday’s slide in doubles play. Freshmen doubles team Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen earned a victory in the third doubles match, but it wasn’t […]

Late-night construction to begin next week

Construction on streets and sidewalks in the heart of the Foggy Bottom Campus will reroute traffic and cause above-average noise late into the night. Construction on the west side of campus will take place between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m., later than the usual 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. limit set by D.C. law. Work […]

University to renovate, revamp Marvin Center first floor

The ground floor of the Marvin Center will undergo renovations beginning this spring in an effort to centralize student services while creating more meeting space for students. Proposed changes include relocating the GWorld Card Office from the fifth floor to the ground floor, adding more seating in front of the GW Bookstore, and converting underused […]

Medical Center to begin second phase of reorganization

The GW Medical Center will adopt a new management structure by early summer geared toward streamlining academic and professional functions of the body that oversees medicine at the University, part of the second phase of a broad reorganization of the Medical Center. For the past 11 months, the Medical Center has undergone a review by […]

Nearly 150 to live in mixed-sex housing

About 150 students will live in a gender-neutral housing assignment during the program’s inaugural year. Director of GW Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said the 144 students assigned to rooms with students of the opposite gender will live across campus in 47 rooms. Applicants were assigned at random to residence halls by the same selection process […]

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. […]