May 13, 2013

Volume 110, Issue 1

Stories from the May 13, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

English courses for international students to increase this fall

The University will add about 30 percent more language courses for non-native English speakers this fall, as administrators predict even greater international student growth. GW has steadily added the for-credit courses in the English for Academic Purposes program, which are mandatory for foreign students lacking English skills, as it amps up its recruiting of international […]

Letter to the Editor: Philosophy lawsuit is unfounded

The conduct of the woman suing Eric Saidel, the philosophy department, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the University is akin to a man using a cigarette lighter to peer inside his mobile home’s gasoline tank to make sure it’s full.

Davidson Wildcats to become newest A-10 member

The Atlantic 10 will welcome Davidson – a consistent March Madness contender – to the conference for 2014-2015, the league announced May 8. Davidson’s signing is the second by the A-10 this off-season, after regional rival George Mason agreed to join the A-10 in March for next season. The addition is a big get for […]


Monday, May 13 Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference Learn about the inequality and poverty that results from urbanization at a conference hosted by the GW Institute for International Economic Policy and the World Bank. 9 a.m. – World Bank Main Complex Building, 1818 H St. NW Shear Madness If you haven’t been to the Kennedy […]

When GW graduates become employees, payday awaits

As graduates from the Class of 2013 jump into the slowly rebounding economy, they may wind up back at GW. The University boasts that 1,400 employees, or 6 percent of its workforce, hold GW degrees – far higher than schools like the University of Georgia, which counts .1 percent of its employees as alums. Recent […]

Brandon Minor: Bringing robots to life

What is typically the stuff of sci-fi fantasies will soon come to life for one senior. Brandon Minor, a University Honors Program student who is double-majoring in physics and computer science, will enter the School of Engineering and Applied Science in the fall to pursue a Ph.D. in robotics. He works on robotic movement, which […]

Kayley Sullivan: Aiding local education

It only took until Colonial Inauguration for Kayley Sullivan to make her first college decision that would scare her parents: changing her major from business to psychology. “I had some resistance from my parents, because there’s a tone when you say you’re majoring in psychology: ‘Oh, what are you going to do with it?’ But […]

48 hours in D.C.

Shuffling from graduation ceremony to graduation ceremony should not be the highlight of your Commencement weekend. Resist the urge to tour the monuments and Smithsonians like every other Parent’s Weekend visit. Mix some art, history, dining and outdoor activities to take full advantage of your last D.C. weekend with the people who probably helped pay […]