May 14, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 1

Stories from the May 14, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University funding proposed for student space

With potential funding from the University’s budget, the Marvin Center’s fourth floor is one step closer to a renovation that would open up more space for student organizations. One of the project’s top student lobbyists, Dylan Pyne, said $250,000 will be added to the University’s budget proposal, which will go before the Board of Trustees […]

The final chapter of a GW teaching career

The walls of professor Bernard Reich’s office were covered in nails from paintings and photographs that once gave the white surface splashes of color. The room’s contents were limited to boxes filled with old books, an empty mini fridge and a line of his grandchildren’s photographs. After 47 years teaching political science and international affairs […]

Performers electrify District streets

The embassies of Spain and Colombia brought together performers from their countries alongside American fire eaters, tight rope walkers and knife throwers for Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America, a series of interactive performances and free events that lasted from May 6 to 12.

Colonials halted in first-ever trip to A-10 title game

GW’s trip to the Atlantic 10 tournament was not without dramatics. The Colonials played through games with their backs against the wall, including when Fordham tied a one-run game in the bottom of the last inning of the semifinal round. Then, GW played through enough extra innings to equal an entire additional game, a feat […]

Duke bounces GW in first round for second season

The men’s tennis team could be forgiven if it felt a sense of deja vu Saturday afternoon. The Colonials (17-8) finished their season with a 4-0 loss to No. 8 Duke in the first round of NCAA play after being knocked out of the NCAA tournament last season by Blue Devils, swept by the same […]

Graduates see brightened job prospects

Graduates who will cross the stage Sunday are more likely than their 2011 counterparts to have jobs secured for after they turn their tassels, according to a national survey that shows positive prospects for the Class of 2012. More than 25 percent of seniors across the country reported already being employed, according to a National […]

Transportation to the National Mall

By shuttle: The University will provide shuttle bus service for graduates and their parents between Foggy Bottom and the National Mall. Shuttles will start running Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Buses will be located on I Street between 21st and 22nd streets. Wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses will depart from Rice Hall at 2121 I St. To arrive […]

Rebecca Remis: Working on an organic farm

Senior Rebecca Remis is taking the natural next step this summer – literally. Two days after graduation, she will head to upstate New York to get her hands dirty on an organic farm. As part of a summer-long organic farming apprenticeship, Remis will be learning technical skills and farm management tactics, as well as teaching […]

Marisa Ranieri: Teaching in Tanzania

Marisa Ranieri remembers her father telling her when she was a kid that, “If you want to change the world, Africa is the first place to start.” Ranieri, who spent part of her junior year in Kenya, said she will continue her studies of African culture and development in Tanzania over the next year. After […]