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.

University grows Yellow Ribbon Program

GW will expand its commitment to the Yellow Ribbon Program, providing a 35 percent increase in tuition benefits for graduate student veterans through the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the University announced last month. The University will now pay $5,120 per veteran graduate student per year, a 35 percent increase in support, bringing the total cost of […]

Students, faculty and staff receive President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award

More than 100 members of the GW community gathered on the Mount Vernon Campus quad to honor service award recipients at the Office of Community Service Celebration of Service. The barbeque and awards ceremony was the culmination of the Michelle Obama Service Challenge, recognizing members of the GW community who received President Obama’s Volunteer Service […]

Sophomore dies after fall from window

Taylor Hubbard, a 20-year-old sophomore, died early Sunday after falling from a fifth floor Guthridge Hall window Saturday morning, University President Steven Knapp told the audience at the University-wide Commencement ceremony.

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 […]