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.

QuickTakes

Paul Simon “So Beautiful or So What” (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) Paul Simon, half of the famed duo Simon & Garfunkel, has released his solo album, “So Beautiful or So What.” Though Simon’s usual fans will enjoy it, a few of the tracks have a different timbre than his older music. Many songs are remarkably […]

Anne Wernikoff: Home is where The Hatchet is

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. I started thinking about what to write for this column months ago, knowing that the task […]

Privacy laws tightened for students

The Department of Education may limit the amount of information universities are allowed to release through student directories, after the agency proposed new policies to increase student privacy. Potential new specifications to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act – the act that protects student academic records – include a provision allowing schools to restrict […]

Student group urges new Walmart to cooperate with community

GW’s Progressive Student Union will partner with a grassroots organization to demand that Walmart provide amenities to the local community, as the megastore nears development and operation at four locations in the District. Walmart is still in the process of being cleared by the City Council to start construction at its four locations, one on […]

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 […]

Calendar

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 […]