April 5, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 53

Stories from the April 5, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


View multimedia piece here >> Media Credit: Becky Crowder | Hatchet Staff Photographer From left to right: Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown professor, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Christine Chávez, granddaughter of César Chávez and Arun Manilal Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, participate in a moment of silence during a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to […]

Colonials power over Tigers for win

If hitting is contagious, then a fever swept through the Colonials’ lineup Tuesday at Barcroft Park. After splitting a two-game series with Shepherd University over the weekend, GW (11-17) hosted Towson on Tuesday, with the Colonials looking for their second win against the Tigers after a victory earlier in the season. Led by strong pitching […]

GW hits the links for spring season with postseason in sights

The men’s golf team’s spring 2012 season contains plenty of engaging storylines. There’s the narrative that follows various members of its roster: senior Andres Pumariega, who transferred into the program last year to become one of its standout competitors, senior captains Martin Liu and Brandon Rukin, whose consistent performances provide valuable stability to the team […]

Hatchet Expat: Savoring every moment abroad

It’s hard to believe I’ve been living abroad for more than two months. Seeing my calendar chock-full of weekend trips and important dates makes me realize how precious my time here really is. I feel almost fully adjusted to the Sevillan way of life after realizing that everything here takes significantly longer. From waiting for […]

GSEHD taps D.C. education official for commencement

A local public education leader will headline the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s commencement ceremony May 19. De’Shawn Wright, D.C.’s deputy mayor for education, joins cybersecurity researcher Ron Ross and former ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, Jr. in the list of speakers shaping up for the Class of 2012’s graduation ceremonies. Wright has spearheaded […]

Interacting with art and the great outdoors

A new outdoor art project is capitalizing on the use of short-term installations to foster long-lasting effects. 5×5, a new outdoor art exhibit presented and funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, showcases temporary outdoor art installations throughout all eight wards of D.C., coinciding with the Cherry Blossom Festival. Five curators were […]

Dancing for a reputation, creating a legacy

A group of student dancers draw their inspiration from an unlikely place: a turn-of-the century American industrialist. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” The mantra, first said by Henry Ford, has been repeated by the members of GW Raas throughout the past year in preparation for their competitions. […]

Latin politicos to study with GSPM

The Graduate School of Political Management started offering non-degree certificates in political management and strategic governance after a decade of training Latin American political leaders.

Honors professor to join students in Mount Vernon residence hall

Philosophy professor Mark Ralkowski knows it takes more than two classes a week to understand Plato. When he becomes the first faculty member from the University Honors Program to move onto the Mount Vernon Campus in the fall, Ralkowski, who studies the Classical Greek philospher, hopes to engage his students in intellectual conversations outside of […]

Dance company celebrates twenty years of performance

Dance has finally become a thriving outlet for a onetime outsider’s creative energy.     Dana Tai Soon Burgess, chair of the theater and dance department, took a chance twenty years ago when he founded his own dance company.   Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Co. is now a critically acclaimed production group which has […]