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.

Hatchet Expat: Taking a bite out of new experiences

In Spain, the orange is king. You can find juicers that turn out gallons of the freshly squeezed nectar in every bar and restaurant. All of Spain’s naranjas are first-rate, and a glass of their juice is so sweet and refreshing here that it bears hardly any resemblance to Tropicana. That’s why I have been […]

Women’s tennis team preps for Atlantic 10 postseason

The Colonials have a valuable weapon in their arsenal as they prepare for the A-10 tournament this weekend: They’re hot on the road. GW possesses a 13-4 record away from its home court. It’s a pattern of play that’s indicative of the team’s chemistry, proof of a unity throughout the roster that boosts the play […]

Slice of Life: Saying goodbye with a familiar attitude

My dad has a picture of me in his wallet from my first grade picture day. I’ve sat for countless picture days since then, but this one reminds him of me most – curly blonde hair and a little chunky, I pursed my lips into a devilish half smile, hinting that trouble wasn’t too far […]

Database to centralize research opportunities

Biology professor Robert Donaldson will spend the next few months as a “traveling salesman” for undergraduate research opportunities. As the new co-faculty directors for undergraduate research, Donaldson and associate professor of German and international affairs Margaret Gonglewski will knock on doors of GW’s departments to build a comprehensive website of funding and apprenticeship information on […]

CARE Network pilot identifies 372 at-risk cases

The University plans to fully roll out its online referral system this fall to identify at-risk students and keep them at GW. The CARE Network, a tool that allows members of the University community to voice concerns about students who may be experiencing crises, collected 372 cases as of April 17. The Dean of Students […]

Faculty to volunteer for adult literacy

The University’s first faculty service project will launch next fall, pairing professors and students with the Washington Literacy Center to help local residents develop reading skills. Kathy Newcomer, director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, began recruiting a dozen faculty for the short-term initiative April 13, which she said would start […]

Students arrested in protest for statehood

Correction appended Six students sat silently in the middle of the street holding hands Wednesday when U.S. Capitol Police officers put them in handcuffs. Demonstrating with about 20 others to kick off the DC Statehood Student Association’s last colony campaign, students marched from Kogan Plaza to the Capitol to protest the District’s lack of full […]