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.

District sees rise in pedestrian safety issues

Two students crossing H Street were struck by cars in separate incidents last week, highlighting a growing pedestrian safety issue across the region. The number of cases where a motorist struck a pedestrian – someone either walking or cycling – increased by about 24 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to data provided by George […]

Historic classifications underway

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board is working with the University to create a historic district within GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus, a member of the group told residents at the Foggy Bottom Association’s monthly meeting last week. Tim Dennee, a staff reviewer for the review board, said the historic district will consist of parts of […]

Number of female MBAs declines, bucking national trend

As more women worldwide pursue graduate degrees in business, GW is facing a reverse trend, seeing the number of female MBA graduates decline 7 percent over the last two years. The decline comes at a time when women have made major gains in the once male-dominated field, climbing to comprise 48 percent of MBA students […]

Hatchet Expat: Flying solo abroad

They say the best experiences are those we can share with friends, but when I look back on my experiences in Florence, the day I braved the city on my own stands out the most. With my friends gone on a day-long excursion that I was unable to attend, I found myself mano-a-mano with Florence, […]

Corey Jacobson : When DOTs make up big changes

This may come as a surprise, but there is a campaign on campus trying to change the world. Last night, a group of students covered campus in blue circles to launch “Do One Thing.” The campaign is geared toward improving our impact on society. Originally created by international advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi, the campaign […]

Staff Editorial: GSPM: Include input from adjunct faculty

When College of Professional Studies Dean Kathleen Burke announced that an outside firm would conduct the search for a new director of the Graduate School of Political Management, we hoped the restarted process would include more input from those who felt excluded from the original search process. But so far, this has not been the […]

Staff Editorial: Providing better post-law school numbers

Students weighing the option of going to law school – and the likelihood of getting a job with a law degree – may have more help in the process if the American Bar Association implements its proposal for law school accreditation standards. Some facets of the proposal are surrounded by controversy. But one aspect of […]

GW wins rubber match against Hawks

By the top of the second inning Sunday at Barcroft Park, baseball had staked an early 1-0 lead, and was on its way to a 6-3 win over Saint Joseph’s. Senior Tom Gately, GW’s starting pitcher, however, yanked the cap off his head after seizing the ball back from the catcher. He couldn’t seem to […]

Hatchet Expat: More than just Eurotrash

If I were to describe the classroom experience at Universitá Bocconi, or in Italy altogether, I would say it devastates my patience level and outright overwhelms me when it comes to paying attention during lectures. Put another way, when I arrive a couple minutes early to class and the professor has not arrived yet, the […]