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.

Staff Editorial: University Counseling Center fees are worth covering

The University Counseling Center charges students a $50 fee for a personal counseling session. This fee can be waived for students who demonstrate financial need, and members of the UCC are allowed to direct students to low-cost mental health clinics off campus. But we believe that this cost should not be one that students need […]

Strikeout success

The scar on Bobby Lucas, Jr.’s left arm runs from his bicep to his elbow. His damaged nerve, repaired last year, nagged the left-handed pitcher since high school. Lucas is healthy now, and the redshirt senior has emerged as a strikeout menace for the Colonials, ranking fourth in Division-I baseball by striking out 12 batters […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Automate 4-RIDE’s policies first

The 4-RIDE service the University provides is very helpful, but it can be very frustrating to deal with when drivers provide conflicting information on policies. Last Sunday, two of my fellow editors and I called a 4-RIDE, and having gone straight to The Hatchet’s townhouse after traveling earlier in the day, I hoped to bring […]

Softball drops doubleheader

The Colonials looked poised to snap their losing streak in the fourth inning of the second game of their doubleheader against James Madison. Sophomore second baseman Julie Orlandi singled with a runner on first and no outs, creatingan opportunity for an offensive push. But Orlandi was ruled out, and the runner returned to first base- […]

Jason Lifton & Rob Maxim: Our year in review

As the semester comes to an end, we wanted to take an opportunity to thank you for a great year and to highlight some of the progress that has been made. Rob and I have said time after time, the Student Association isn’t really a government, but a group that works for student interests. We […]

Sports in Brief

Forum discusses future of Athletic Department The Athletics Steering Committee held its Second Idea Forum Wednesday night. The majority of the night was dedicated to an open venus for comments about the direction of the department. A major theme that arose from the discussion was a shared desire for greater promotions and publicity, and that […]

Letter to the editor

Disconcerting changes to the philosophy department Last week the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences announced its decision to move the philosophy department to the Mount Vernon Campus. As philosophy students, we oppose this decision. This decision indicates the University’s preference of almost any other department over the philosophy department. The Vern is universally acknowledged […]

Law dean search narrowed to two

The final two candidates for the GW Law School deanship will meet with the University’s top administrators this month, the last step before one secures the top spot at the No. 20-ranked law school. Paul Berman, currently dean of Arizona State University College of Law, and Robert Schapiro, the associate vice provost for academic affairs […]

University neighbors form coalition

A group of neighbors in Foggy Bottom announced the creation of a coalition dedicated to improving D.C. colleges’ relationships with universities,. The District-wide Coalition of University Neighbors will serve as a centralized base for neighbors who oppose the growth of large institutions, which they believe diminish the quality of life in their neighborhood. The relationship […]

University names new athletic director

The commissioner of the Division-I America East Conference was named the new director of athletics Wednesday morning, an instrumental position that will help steer the evolving Department of Athletics. America East Commissioner Patrick Nero will take the helm of the department amid a review launched by the Board of Trustees and chaired by New York […]