April 11, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 55

Stories from the April 11, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonials race against international competition on Potomac

The GW Invitational Regatta has developed into one of the premier rowing events in Washington, D.C., since its creation 24 years ago, but the race took on an international flavor over the weekend with crews from the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford and Brock University from Ontario, Canada, competing against American teams on the Potomac […]

Colonials cruise against La Salle

The women’s lacrosse team had jumped out to a 5-0 lead 18 minutes into the first half Sunday afternoon against La Salle, and the Colonials seemed destined to cruise to a victory. The offense was maneuvering at will and the defense was swarming, putting the Explorers back on their heels. The tone of the game […]

Walk-off saves GW from sweep

Jordan Berry barely had time to cross first base before his teammates surrounded him. The Colonials sprinted across the field, yelling and cheering as they reached their freshman first baseman, whose single through the left side scored junior catcher Jimmy Best. The run broke a tie, ending the game in the bottom of the 13th […]

Medical school is second most selective

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences was named the second most selective medical school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, an accolade medical school administrators attribute to strengthened research programs at the school. SMHS was named the second most competitive medical school in the country after accepting only 3.1 percent of […]

Miranda Gendel: My semester on the inside

Each year, graduating editors are given 30 final column inches – “30” was historically used to signify the end of a story – to reflect on their time at The Hatchet, published in the final issues of the year. I knew a surprising amount about The Hatchet before I ever stepped inside the townhouse. An […]

Student found dead in City Hall

A male was found dead in City Hall Wednesday afternoon. The Metropolitan Police Department, University police and medicals examiners responded to the scene after 2 p.m. and found a male student in his room, a University official, who was given anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record, said. “I am deeply […]

Rachel Vorsanger: No sleep, no complaints

Each year, graduating editors are given 30 final column inches – “30” was historically used to signify the end of a story – to reflect on their time at The Hatchet, published in the final issues of the year. My involvement with The Hatchet began on an interesting note. At the end of last year, […]

Staff Editorial: A promising first step for Student Judicial Services reform

Reforming a prominent campus institution like Student Judicial Services is a major undertaking that requires input from GW community members at all levels. That Assistant Dean of Students and head of SJS Tara Pereira is casting a wide net when seeking consultation for SJS reform is a promising step, and we believe that projected SJS […]

D.C proposes taxi licensing program

Three D.C. councilmembers are working to limit the number of taxicabs allowed to operate in D.C., pushing for drivers to purchase a license in order to work in the District. The bill, sponsored by Councilmembers Marion Barry, Harry Thomas, Jr., and Michael Brown, would establish a medallion system requiring cab companies and drivers to purchase […]

Housing waitlist cut to 350

The University cut the waitlist for fall housing to fewer than 350 students this week as upperclassmen canceled their assignments, freeing up rooms on campus. GW Housing Programs placed 720 students on the waitlist this month, but program director Seth Weinshel said almost half the waitlisted students now have housing assignments. “There are a number […]