April 15, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 56

Stories from the April 15, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Defensive mistakes help seal softball loss

After snapping a 14-game losing streak over the weekend, the GW softball team fell 6-3 to local rival George Mason Wednesday at the Mount Vernon Field. Freshman Elaine Nescio took the mound for the Colonials (5-26) in the first inning, but George Mason quickly established a lead, scoring four unanswered runs in the first, due […]

At home, baseball taken out by Hoyas

It’s been almost a week and a half since the GW baseball team finished its home sweep of St. Bonaventure, capping a seven-game winning streak that included six straight wins over conference opponents that vaulted the Colonials into first place in the Atlantic 10. Eleven days later, after a 9-5 loss to Georgetown Wednesday that […]

Sports in Brief

Upcoming Games Baseball, at Richmond, Richmond, Va., Friday-Sunday Softball, vs. Fordham, Mount Vernon softball field, Friday, 3 p.m., Saturday, noon at Liberty, Lynchburg, Va., Sunday, 1 and 3 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse, at St. Bonaventure, Olean, N.Y., Friday, 3 p.m. vs. Duquesne, Pittsburgh, Pa., Sunday, 1 p.m. Women’s Water Polo, at Maryland, College Park, Md., Friday, […]

Donald Parsons: Knapp era begins in earnest

One need not love the Henry James novel Golden Bowl to appreciate that small events can carry great meaning. We have had such an event at GW. A distinguished group of 11 faculty members argue clearly and passionately against the main proposition of one of my recent opinion pieces in The Hatchet. Now the piece, […]

Task force identifies “top ideas” for savings

After six months of gathering suggestions, the University’s Innovation Task Force has highlighted 15 “top ideas” – totaling more than $25 million in potential new revenue and savings – to submit to the GW community and senior administrators for review, a University official said Wednesday. The 15 ideas will be evaluated and commented upon at […]

SA Senate-elect picks four committee chairs

The Student Association Senate-elect met for the first time Monday night to elect its four committee chairs for the 2010-2011 school year. Senators-elect Amanda Galonek, CCAS-U; Chris Clark, U-At Large; Meredith Waters, SPHHS-U; and Dylan Pyne, CCAS-U, will chair the Rules, Finance, Academic Affairs, and Student Life committees, respectively. “I thought it was important for […]

Russian president visits Lisner

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was on campus Tuesday evening to attend a concert at Lisner Auditorium, a University official confirmed Wednesday. Medvedev, who was in D.C. for a global summit on nuclear security, was seen exiting Lisner at around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday night, after he attended a concert by Russian rock band Time Machine. University […]

High profile professor to speak at graduation ceremony

An official from the Department of Labor and a distinguished research professor are slated to speak at two GW medical graduation ceremonies this May. Dr. Peter Hotez will address students from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the school’s graduation ceremony May 15, according to a letter electronically distributed to medical students and […]

Fewer apply to School of Business

The School of Business was the only undergraduate school at the University to receive fewer applicants this year than last, even as the University received a record-breaking number of undergraduate applications overall. But GW is not the only school seeing fewer students interested in business. According to a report released in January by the National […]