April 30, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 60

Stories from the April 30, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

National Mall upgrades shift Commencement

The first phase of a three-pronged construction project on the National Mall will force this year’s Commencement ceremony to a new location, giving audience members a view of the Washington Monument instead of the Capitol building. The stage and seating for the University-wide ceremony will shift down the Mall to the area between 7th and […]

Softball team racks up two weekend wins

From strong pitching performances to an offensive onslaught, the Colonials dominated on both sides of the ball against St. Bonaventure Saturday. With the Atlantic 10 championship fast approaching, GW (21-27, 10-8 A-10) easily defeated St. Bonaventure (17-21, 6-10), 17-0 and 9-0 in the afternoon doubleheader. The team’s two commanding victories saw the entire roster step […]

Business leaders seek professorships

The GW School of Business is fielding a high number of requests from top business leaders for teaching slots – interest an administrator said has reached a peak this year. Inquiries from individuals outside academia and inside Fortune 500 companies, like Delta Air Lines and Johnson & Johnson, and government arms, like the Commerce and […]

Calendar

Tuesday Neighborhood barbecue Join Foggy Bottom residents at this party by the FRIENDS organization for free grilled and picnic favorites. Attendees are encouraged to contribute a dish. Anniversary Park – 6 p.m. Friday GW Electronic Music Concert Dance to upbeat tunes at this performance by the GW Department of Music. The free event is open […]

UCC revenue dips after fee removals

About 20 percent more students sought help from the University Counseling Center this year, but the center saw less growth in moneymaking services like career evaluations, referrals for longer-term support and assessments for academic withdrawal. With more students taking advantage of the center’s six free individual sessions, less money is coming into the center – […]

Student Health Service sees drop in number of administered HIV tests

The University’s health office administered 26 percent fewer HIV tests this year, leveling off last year’s unusual increase in tests. Student Health Service administered 528 HIV tests in the past 12 months, down from the 711 tests last academic year. But the office’s leaders said they were unconcerned about the dropoff, as students could be […]

Professor plans redesign of Washington Circle

A local professor wants people to walk through Washington Circle, not around it, by turning the unkempt park into a visual icon. Iris Miller, a professor of architecture and urban planning at Catholic University, will present a plan to the National Park Service after the academic year ends next week, offering ideas to spruce up […]

Lobbying leads to alcohol policy change

The University will adjust its alcohol policy by the end of this summer, heeding student calls to differentiate between graduate students and undergraduates in rules for events. Less stringent guidelines will be laid out for graduate groups regarding Responsible Alcohol Management training for student-organized events, the ratio of sober monitors and event registration requirements for […]