April 21, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 58

Stories from the April 21, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Amy D’Onofrio: Covering D.C. from 2140 G

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. As a freshman I walked into 2140 G St. for an open house, and within the […]

Writing center adds hours

The University Writing Center will offer summer hours this year for the first time in response to more students expressing interest in receiving guidance during summer sessions. Student inquiries for appointments last summer sparked a discussion within the University Writing Program about the possibility of summer hours, due to the fact that students take University […]

Students plan Ginwala memorial service

A memorial service for Ismail Ginwala, the junior who died in the City Hall residence hall last week, will be held April 26 in Guthridge Park. University President Steven Knapp will speak at the service, along with several of Ginwala’s close friends. Amish Shah and Gabriela Farias, both juniors, said the service will allow those […]

Senate proposes Clery Act changes

Colleges will be required to build stronger sexual assault education and victims’ rights programs, if a Senate bill introduced last Thursday is signed into law. The proposed changes to the Clery Act – a law from 1990 that dictates how universities report crime statistics and issue crime warnings – call for schools to define sexual […]


Thursday Arts Gala Watch dances and listen to a capella groups while looking at students’ artwork. Anniversary Park – 7 to 9 p.m. Excellence in Student Life Awards The University will offer awards to students, faculty and groups for their achievements. Lisner Auditorium – 7 p.m. Friday Earth Day Fair Learn about sustainability and GW […]

University announces CCAS speakers

Two graduate and two undergraduate students will speak at the graduation ceremonies for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences in May, along with two faculty members. Tayler Lofquist and Sally Nuamah will take the stage as undergraduate speakers, while Janean Wilson and Dominique Harris will speak on behalf of graduate students. Professors John Sides […]

Scholarship fundraising jumps 25 percent

Contributions to the University’s fund for student financial aid increased by 25 percent in one year, a result of an intensified donor outreach campaign. The Power and Promise fundraising initiative, which was created two years ago, collected almost $15 million last fiscal year, a $3 million uptick from the previous year. Provost Steven Lerman said, […]

Staff Editorial: Key players missing from athletic forum

When Jack Kvancz announced in February his eminent departure from the Department of Athletics, GW took the retirement of the 17-year director of athletics as an opportunity to rebrand. For almost 20 years the tanned-skinned, deep-voiced Kvancz was a constant figure in the Smith Center with his chewed cigar permanently hanging out of his mouth. […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 4/14/11 – 4:05 p.m. Location: Philip Amsterdam Hall Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of someone shooting water at people from an open window.No suspects or witnesses 4/16/11 – 3 p.m. Location: Marvin Center Case closed A staff member reported to UPD that two female subjects were being disruptive […]