April 7, 2014

Volume 110, Issue 32

Stories from the April 7, 2014 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Media Credit: Nicole Radivilov | Hatchet Staff Photographer Fireworks exploded over the Washington Channel along the Southwest Waterfront to celebrate the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which commemorates the 3,000 cherry trees given to the U.S. by Japan in 1912. The festival draws about 1.5 million people each year and traditionally marks the beginning of […]


Monday, April 7 Why Teach? Panel with Arne Duncan Join Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, GW faculty and alumni for a panel discussion on the teaching profession. 2:45 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Tuesday, April 8 Evening with the Experts Meet with alumni who have studied abroad and learn more about their experiences. 7 p.m. […]

Jacob Garber: GW’s spending priorities out of line

When we do get a peak at where the money flows, priorities seem out of line. GW spent 25 percent more per student than its market basket institutions on student services and spent less on academic causes in 2012, according to the most recent data from the Department of Education.

Staff Editorial: Collective sadness, collective action

We can’t help but think that the reaction – while positive and meaningful – is distressingly temporary as tragedy fades from the public consciousness. Outpouring of support seems to dissipate too quickly after each moment of heartbreak.

Dragged along to Nationals Park? You’ve got more options than sports

With opening day kicking off the Major League Baseball season last weekend, jersey-clad fans are starting to filling every Metro train to head toward the Southwest Waterfront.
But don’t fear if you’re not psyched about the game. There’s plenty to do in the Navy Yard area besides watch baseball, wait in a long line for a ShackBurger or see Teddy lose the Presidents Race again.