April 18, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 57

Stories from the April 18, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: A new spring tradition

The excitement on campus last week for one of Program Board’s annual marquee events, Spring Fling, was high. But the event was rained out and moved to the Smith Center, where only 800 students could attend due to building restrictions. Many of the additional perks of having an outdoor Spring Fling – booths, beer and […]

Silver Line Metro project to Dulles delayed by one year

Dulles Airport’s Authority Board of Directors approved an underground stop for the Silver Line Metro last week, adding a one-year delay to the expected completion of the line. The Dulles stop is the last of a two-phase project to connect Metro service from East Falls Church to Tyson’s Corner, later including Dulles and Loudoun County, […]

Tom Braslavsky: Eliminate University counseling fees

The death of junior Ismail Ginwala is a loss for the University. As the details of his death begin to emerge, GW is tasked with another challenge – to better aid students who are grappling with mental illness. Nationwide only 6.7 percent of university counseling centers charge at all for personal counseling, according to the […]

Posner, Chiddy Bang rock Spring Fling

The Smith Center quickly hit its 800-person limit Saturday night, as students waited outside in the rain, some for more than a half hour, to catch singer Mike Posner and hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang’s Spring Fling performance. Strong storms and the threat of tornados moved the annual spring event indoors, canceled Program Board’s plan to […]

Dan Keylin: Fox shouldn’t be the focus

When a student dies, the University community is understandably despondent and anguished. It is disconcerting to realize that a single article by Fox News is overshadowing this tragedy with the subsequent negative reaction it has elicited. We cannot allow our emotions to cloud our perceptions. Although the article lacked tact and sensitivity, it is an […]

Law student faces immigration battle

GW Law School student Prerna Lal founded a national organization to fight the deportation of undocumented students in 2007. Now, Lal finds herself in the middle of another deportation battle – this time for herself. The 26-year-old was born in Fiji and moved to San Francisco at the age of 13. Lal’s family originally filed […]

Letter to Editor

Last week we lost a fellow student to the tragedy of suicide. As our campus tries to understand what is confusing, cope with what is devastating and overcome what seems insurmountable, we must try to look to the future. Last week’s heartbreak was not an isolated incident. Each year, 1,100 college students commit suicide, the […]

Class of 2016 to see higher charge for CI

Incoming freshmen will pay a higher fee to attend Colonial Inauguration to help offset graduation costs now that the University is expected to do away with the much-maligned graduation fee. Beginning with the Class of 2016, and pending Board of Trustees approval, freshmen will be charged $350 to attend CI, Senior Vice President of Student […]

University moves UW to the Vern

Freshmen will have to travel to the Mount Vernon Campus for their required University Writing courses after the program relocates next spring, part of a larger effort to centralize freshman activities in a single location. To accommodate the program’s size, all University Writing courses will be taught on the Mount Vernon Campus, relocating both students […]