May 10, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 1

Stories from the May 10, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Rowing team reaps benefits of hard work

In the past, a four-month layoff might have left the Colonials rusty for the McCausland Cup, their first race of the 2010 spring season, against the University of Pennsylvania. But instead of faltering, GW’s men’s rowing team triumphed over the Quakers, winning its first race by a little more than two seconds. “It’s easy to […]

Sergeant looks to finish GW degree after 13 years

Correction appended The average college student finishes an undergraduate education in four years. Charlie Porter will take 13 years. Porter, a prospective junior at GW, began his freshman year in 1999. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Porter completed his sophomore year, left school and joined the Army at age 22. “I’m glad I did it. […]

Lifton, Maxim outline SA goals

Starting with a strong presence at Colonial Inauguration, Student Association President Jason Lifton and Executive Vice President Rob Maxim said getting the SA’s name out is a top priority for next year. “I think it’s important that the SA brands itself from the onset,” Lifton said. “People don’t really know what the SA does or […]

Sports in Brief

The GW baseball team lost 7-6 to Temple Sunday, surrendering a pair of ninth inning runs to drop the final contest of the three-game weekend set. Junior reliever Tommy Gately took the loss for the Colonials (24-24, 12-10 A-10), retiring the first two ninth-inning batters before surrendering a single and a walk that put two […]

In Brief: Baseball falls late in Philly

The GW baseball team lost 7-6 to Temple Sunday, surrendering a pair of ninth inning runs to drop the final contest of the three-game weekend set. Junior reliever Tommy Gately took the loss for the Colonials (24-24, 12-10 A-10), retiring the first two ninth-inning batters before surrendering a single and a walk that put two […]

University selects eight new PAFs

Following a competitive application process and one of the largest pools of applications in the history of the program, the University selected eight new Presidential Administrative Fellows last month, a University official said. Toby Davidow, the program’s logistic coordinator, said eight seniors were selected to be fellows starting next fall. The students receive full tuition […]

Ticket sales lag for Grad Week events

Less than a quarter of tickets available for the annual Atlantic City trip have been sold, a University official said last week. As of May 6, only 30 of the 131 available tickets were purchased, Grad Week coordinator Mayra Espinoza said. Although sales have been lagging, Espinoza said she expects to see a boost in […]

Staff Editorial: Expanding the Office of Sustainability

Over the last two years, the University has increasingly emphasized its desire to be a sustainable college, but because GW failed to fill out a survey provided by the Princeton Review, GW was not recognized on the list of most sustainable colleges. This absence is an embarrassment for GW, and is also an indicator of […]

Commencement security to increase

Graduates attending the University-wide Commencement ceremony will face heightened security measures this year, a University spokeswoman said Thursday. Increased security measures due to first lady Michelle Obama’s presence will require students to arrive earlier than in past years and to show photo identification to enter the cordoned off seating area, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said. […]

Kappa Kappa Gamma house catches fire

A fire broke out on the third floor of the Kappa Kappa Gamma townhouse Saturday afternoon, with smoke and flames visible from the ground on 23rd Street, according to eyewitness reports. Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Gerhart confirmed the fire started in room 301 at approximately 4:40 p.m. The fire was contained to one room, no […]