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.

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 […]

Visit days consolidated

The University consolidated its April Visit Days program this year, holding two fewer days to increase the number of prospective freshmen on campus each visit day. The Office of Admissions opted to host three visit days this April, with 900 visitors April 11; 900 visitors April 15; and an estimated 1,000 visitors for the final […]

Athletic director named

The commissioner of the Division-I America East Conference will be publicly named the new director of athletics Wednesday morning, a source close to the department said. America East Commissioner Patrick Nero will take the helm of the evolving Department of Athletics amid a review launched by the Board of Trustees and chaired by New York […]

Retail shops to open near Thurston Hall

More shopping opportunities will be available near Thurston Hall, after a government agency approved plans to add retail shops in its office building. The National Capital Planning Commission approved plans for retail shops on the E Street side of the General Services Administration headquarters, the building that takes up the square block from 18th Street […]

Winning the crown

Pageant stereotypes have portrayed female contestants as bathing-suit-wearing, stage-strutting, baton-juggling lovers of world peace. Sophomore and Miss Teen USA 2011 contestant Imani Bentham challenges these oversimplified conceptions. Bentham doesn’t juggle a baton, but instead balances classes, an internship, membership in the Black Student Union, pageant responsibilities and work as assistant editor-in-chief of The Ace Magazine. […]