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.

Former GW student dresses up drab dorms

In cookie-cutter residence halls where rooms are small, storage is limited and potential for pizzazz is minimal, attempting to personalize living space can feel like a futile exercise, especially for students on a budget. To solve the drab dorm dilemma, former GW student and budding entrepreneur Thysson Williams plans to launch a dorm design service, […]

University won’t add new GWorld vendors for fall semester

The University will not add any GWorld vendors to the dining program this summer, a University official said last month. University Spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said all merchant applications to accept GWorld cards will remain pending until the GWorld 2.0 project is complete – which Sherrard said could be the end of the fall 2010 semester. […]

Thurston to house honors, engineering students

GW’s largest freshman residence hall, traditionally known for its boisterous residents, will house substance-free, honors and engineering students next year, a University official confirmed last week. Seth Weinshel, director of the GW Housing Program, said the University decided to place communities traditionally in Lafayette Hall – which will be under renovation next year – in […]

Softball snaps skid in senior day twin-bill

The GW softball team’s double header Saturday against the Dayton Flyers was bittersweet for Colonial seniors Amanda Holst and Elisa Van Kirk in more ways than one. Not only was it their last game in a GW uniform, but their team split its final double header, snapping a 13-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory […]

Students seek career advice earlier in GW career, official says

Although the number of seniors seeking career advice did not dramatically rise this year, students are seeking career center advice earlier, a Career Center administrator said last week. Jeff Dagley, communications coordinator at the Career Center, said freshmen are now seeking career advice, looking to land internships in hopes of gaining a job post college. […]

University honors retiring professor

University administrators, faculty and students gathered in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom last Monday to honor the 43 year-long career of retiring professor Honey Nashman, whose first name they said epitomizes her persona. University President Steven Knapp credited Nashman, the director of the Human Services Program, for defining the culture of service at the University. […]

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 […]