April 19, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 57

Stories from the April 19, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

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Thursday Eric Cantor Come to GW Hillel to eat homemade challah and hear Majority Leader Eric Cantor talk about election year politics. 2300 H St. – 4 p.m. Ray LaHood Listen to the secretary of transportation discuss how initiatives like the high speed rail and economic development can work as policy plans. Jack Morton Auditorium […]

Writing professor to join prestigious society

Thomas Mallon, a professor of English and director of the creative writing program, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October. He is the third person affiliated with the University in two years to join the research center and prestigious academic society, which honors diplomats, scholars, writers, scientists, corporate leaders […]

ITF ideas focus on online expansion

The biggest money-making ideas pitched at Tuesday’s Innovation Task Force showcase would expand academic programming to outside groups like federal agencies, national service members, high school students and international students. Out of the dozen proposals introduced in the fourth round of the initiative, an undergraduate online degree program for military members and their families, online […]

Fulbright recipients get ready for travel

Stephanie Kendall was eating breakfast when she saw an e-mail with the subject “Fulbright Status.” Kendall is one of six GW students so far this year to win a Fulbright scholarship, a prestigious grant funded by the State Department that pays for American scholars to conduct research or teach abroad. “My hands started shaking, and […]

Waiting for statehood 150 years after slavery

Dressed in traditional Union blues, civil war re-enactors marched down Pennsylvania Avenue as a reminder of history at the Emancipation Day celebration Monday. City politicians used the April 16 event commemorating President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act that freed D.C. slaves on the same day in 1862 – nine months prior to […]