March 26, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 50

Stories from the March 26, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University expands parental GWeb access

A change to the online account systems will give parents and guardians access to student records, a technical shift that will make it easier for parents to directly manage their students’ finances. Changes to the University’s online information portal will allow students to grant four additional users varying levels of access to their accounts, which […]

A rebuilding program’s next step

Mike Lonergan hates losing. He hated losing at the beginning of the season, before the Colonials took the court. He hated losing throughout the year, as GW saw skids mount to multiple games before they were able to add a tally to the win column. And he’s still vocal about how much he hates losing […]


Monday Baby Food and the Industrialization of Taste Learn from nutrition scholars about how the science and sociology of taste have developed as strong social forces in this GW lecture. 1957 E St., City View Room – 4 p.m. Tuesday Hip Hop Diplomacy Hear from diplomats, artists, athletes and journalists about cultural diplomacy in the […]

Course supports District students with disabilities

Since freshman Zoe Pierce was diagnosed with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in high school, it’s been a struggle to find teachers and classmates who could empathize with her schoolwork troubles. It wasn’t until she was working with high school students who have learning disabilities in a new special education course at GW that […]

Student leaders declare victory in $50 estimated cost of attendance increase

The University’s financial office said last week it will increase the estimated cost of attendance by $50 next fall to better account for personal fees. After a yearlong focus on fees by top student leaders, Associate Vice President for Financial Assistance Dan Small bumped the cost estimate for personal expenses from $1,400 to $1,450. “We […]

Marissa Fretes: A fresh chance to explore the District

Freshman year is a time when we’re the most interested – and rightfully so – with college student life, and trying not to buckle under the newfound pressure. Not to mention, the cold of the D.C. winter can make it difficult to want to go anywhere past Funger Hall.

SEAS adds degree in cybersecurity

Emeritus professor Lance Hoffman said adding security to computer systems is like building safety into automobiles: innovation often comes in response to mishaps. As the government makes investments to support more cybersecurity workers, Hoffman said demand has grown because “most systems today are like the security in most automobiles in 1940, before they had seat […]

Alumni return to their receSs comedic roots

As a group of campus jesters cracked jokes about life in the future, one comedic trio was reliving the past. Mike Duffy, a comedy troupe composed of alumni Travis Helwig, Kevin Mead and Darren Miller, returned Saturday to the Marvin Center for Guest Fest, a night of improvisational and sketch comedy presented by improv comedy […]

Connecting students on campus

The goal was simple: Make life on campus easier for college students. Campus Society, a D.C.-based social networking website, hopes to connect university students through an online forum for buying books, rating professors and connecting socially. The website borrows functions from other social networking websites, but differentiates itself from Facebook and Twitter in its exclusivity, […]