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.

Blossom season brings cherry-flavored foods

Cherry blossoms draw tourists and residents outside across the District to see their petals sprinkled on the sidewalks, the grass on the Mall and every car parked along Constitution Avenue. Though the trees don’t actually have cherries on them, the blossoms inspire chefs and popular food stops to add some cherry flavor and play off the popularity of the flowers. Here’s a list of some cherry blossom-inspired foods and drinks to sample while you take in the petals fluttering around D.C.