March 1, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 46

Stories from the March 1, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday The Judicial Process and the Protection of Human Rights Hear Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer discuss the high court’s role within its political system alongside judges from the European Court of Human Rights. Jack Morton Auditorium – 8:30 a.m. Friday Turkish Night Eat exotic food and belly dance at the fifth annual event […]

Vice president to streamline hiring

The University’s newest vice president is working to market employee benefits and cut the red tape that bogs down hiring, part of a broader strategy to differentiate GW from similar employers nationwide. Sabrina Ellis – who assumed the top human resources post in January – said Tuesday that revamping the University’s approach to faculty and […]

Arts programs call for renaissance

Gayle Wald hears from students that the arts at GW have an identity problem. Without a single hub, campus academic departments and stage venues are expanding programming and unifying their message to prove the University can be a destination for the arts. “People think this town is about what happens on the Hill or at […]

Letter to the editor

Community events don’t end in February In “George Washington’s Birthday” Feb. 27, p.4, The Hatchet commended the University for hosting centennial celebrations in February marking the George Washington University’s 100 years in Foggy Bottom, but questioned why the University did not hold a rally or block party. Celebratory events are going to be taking place […]

Staff Editorial: Vote for John Bennett in the runoff election

Today is the last day to vote in the runoff election for Student Association president, and The Hatchet’s editorial board would like to re-affirm its support for John Bennett as president. Bennett and his competitor Ashwin Narla are both strong candidates, who bring unique sets of skills and strengths to the race. But we believe […]

Jacob Garber: In search of one million teachers

As the educators of the Baby Boomer generation peter into retirement, a dark hole will grow in America’s teacher corps. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on the imminent need for “1 million new great teachers” on “The Daily Show with John Stewart” Feb. 16 to replace the 50 percent of teachers expected to […]

Ryan Carey-Mahoney: Stirring up life and interest in the zombies

The zombies are here. These ones, however, do not feast on flesh; they walk mindlessly from class to class, through University Yard or Kogan Plaza, practically void of all emotion. Believe it or not, Student Association elections injected a dose of excitement and energy that seemed to wake the walking dead on campus and return […]