February 28, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 45

Stories from the February 28, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University to tighten links to employers

The first employees to focus exclusively on building up GW’s ties with companies and government agencies began working this week to help students get jobs. The Career Center’s three new hires will “go after” employers who do not already post openings through GW by calling up human resources departments and setting up meetings with parents […]

Research, aid shielded from sequester

GW has buffers in place in case Congress cannot reach a deal to stop the $85 billion in self-imposed federal spending cuts that will hit the country Friday. While administrators are wincing at the budget slashes, which would shrink the pool of federal funds for research and student aid, GW has enough cash on hand […]

Food institute to sprout on GW’s city streets

Even the dean of GW’s largest college said the recent push for a food research institute is unusual for an urban university surrounded by grey office buildings instead of green fields. But the University dished out $200,000 this year for research proposals relating to food and nutrition – such as food security and the study […]

Program for first-generation college students softens transition

Everyone in Samantha Yakas’ family picked up a trade after high school. She had higher ambitions. Yakas took Advanced Placement courses to get ahead, and in her first few years of college, she took on internships, part-time jobs and even a teaching assistantship. Now a junior, she hopes to attend law school. But as a […]

For Catholic students, ‘pro-life’ goes beyond anti-abortion

The GW Catholics are changing their meaning of “pro-life” this semester. The organization is launching an “Every Life Matters” movement, extending beyond the topic of abortion to life at all ages to address issues like suicide, euthanasia and body image. “We started to realize that there’s a misunderstanding about what it means to be pro-life, […]

Women’s basketball team falls in face of late Xavier rally

The women’s basketball team strung together moments of superior offensive and defensive performances Wednesday night, including a closing first-half run that pulled the team within five points. Ultimately, though, the Colonials couldn’t pull out a victory in Ohio. GW scored efficiently and forced Xavier into difficult shot attempts, but struggled to prevent the Musketeers from […]

Letters to the editor

Law dean’s critics were a small minority As a 13-year member of the George Washington University Law School Board of Advisors, I am thoroughly disgusted by the ad hominem attacks by some infantile faculty members against the deanship of Paul Schiff Berman. (Feb. 25, p. 1). These professors, with their venomous anonymous accusations, are more […]