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.

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 […]

Fundraising on par for engineering hall

The University has raised $19 million toward the construction and support of the Science and Engineering Hall, outpacing administrators’ expectations. Philanthropy as of March, led by seven-figure gifts from a handful of University heavyweights, marks the first phase of efforts to collect $100 million within the next decade. Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations […]

Top cabinet spots go to outsiders

As GW looks to replace one of its longest-serving vice presidents and seven senior managers, University President Steven Knapp’s hiring history points to a preference for external candidates that could become a marker of these big recruitments. Two-thirds of the top academic and administrative leaders hired by Knapp came from outside organizations, a Hatchet analysis […]

CSE survey: Student life participation high

About 94 percent of freshmen and nearly 70 percent of sophomores regularly participate in extracurricular activities, according to University survey results released Wednesday – data that will help steer student life staff’s interactions with students. The informal assessment, which was the first at GW to gauge student involvement outside the classroom, falls in line with […]