April 9, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 54

Stories from the April 9, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Career services to focus on industry-specific fields

The University-wide career center will offer personalized support in six industry-specific areas starting next year, a departure from its current generalized approach. The center’s professional staff – which will be swelling by about a dozen members by 2015 – will each focus on one of six clusters: arts, media and communication; science, technology, engineering and […]

The District Sound

Childish Gambino The Smith Center April 15 This show is free, so obviously I would advise that you attend no matter who is performing. But Childish Gambino is performing, so that’s all the more reason to go. Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, is one of the biggest new artists out there. His album “Camp” was […]

Students seek upgrades in gained Marvin space

Student leaders are lobbying for a quarter-million dollars by the end of this academic year to expand collaborative space and services for campus organizations in the Marvin Center. The $260,000 project would renovate space on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center that will be vacated after the Center for Student Engagement moves to the […]

A father’s philosophy becomes a son’s album

“The stars are indifferent to astronomy” means more to Matthew Caws than his father’s philosophical musing. It’s the namesake of his band’s latest album, too. The album from indie-pop band Nada Surf, in which Caws is the lead singer and guitarist, is influenced by his father, philosophy professor Peter Caws. “It’s an expression of his […]

Men’s tennis sweeps weekend action

The Colonials wrapped up their regular season over the weekend, sweeping two non-conference matches that functioned as final tune-ups for the team before it heads to postseason play next weekend. GW (13-7, 3-2 A-10) traveled to James Madison Friday, winning 5-2. Freshman Francisco Dias took the No. 1 singles position in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, […]

University to clarify traffic concerns for museum

The University must offer more details to the city next month on how it will manage traffic near the proposed GW Museum before moving forward with construction. An administrator and other officials laid out plans April 5 at a D.C. Zoning Commission hearing for the $22 million museum that will house artifacts from the cross-town […]

Senior class gift on track to goal

The Senior Class Gift Campaign has racked up higher participation compared to this time last year, bringing the initiative closer to meeting its 50 percent participation goal. So far 34 percent of all seniors have donated to the University, working toward a target of half of the graduating class by Commencement. The figure nears the […]

Research space in science hall doled out

When Brian Richmond works in his laboratory in the basement of an anthropology research center on G Street, he has to duck beneath its low-hanging ceilings and shuffle in his team of 10 researchers to work one-by-one. But the chair of the anthropology department got word last week that he will have 50 percent more […]