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.

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 […]

From Trachtenberg: A heartfelt goodbye

For nearly two decades, former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg welcomed students in the fall and bade farewell to seniors each spring. Now, on May 16, the end of the Trachtenberg era will be marked at the University-wide Commencement on the National Mall. The class of 2010 is the last group of students to have […]

Senior Stories: Andi Israel: The go-getter

Graduating senior Andi Israel has always been ambitious. It was that ambition that made her pack up her belongings and head to D.C. from Los Angeles, and it was her ambition that landed her an array of high profile internships during her time at GW. When Israel decided she wanted to intern at the Department […]

Men’s basketball coach departs for DePaul

Brian Ellerbe, who has been an assistant coach for the GW men’s basketball team since last July, will leave to take the same position at DePaul University in Chicago, the coach announced last Thursday. Ellerbe, who has previously been a head coach at Michigan and at Loyola -Maryland., will join the staff of new Blue […]

Crime Log

Assault 4/30/2010 – Public property on campus – 2:01 a.m. – Case closed University Police responded to a report of a possible fight. Officers made contact with a student who said he was hit in the face after a verbal altercation with a subject, who had fled the scene before officers arrived. No identifiable subjects […]