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.

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. […]

Expanding student theater

Maddie Hendricks has a goal for campus theater. Inspired by the theater department’s New Plays Festival, a yearly showcase of one-act plays written by theater students and recent alumni, Hendricks is canvassing campus, asking students to write plays in any form and on any subject. “What if there is a student reading series that is […]

Student Association to focus on student outreach

John Richardson and Ted Costigan are putting student outreach as a top priority for their tenure as the student body’s top leaders. Richardson and Costigan, president-elect and executive vice president-elect, respectively, plan to organize a new Office of Student Outreach over the summer. Each representative in the outreach office will come up with specific initiatives […]