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.

Senior Stories: Simon Hernandez: The media mogul

Simon Hernandez was drawn to GW for all the right reasons and over the last four years, he has made it his business to take advantage of D.C. “If I was going to study journalism and politics, GW and DC were the places to be,” he said. After talking his way out of the prerequisite […]

Camp Kesem event raises $5,000

The GW chapter of Camp Kesem raised $5,000 at its annual “Share the Magic” fundraiser April 30, inviting administrators and local residents to the Mount Vernon campus. Camp Kesem – a summer camp for children whose parents are battling cancer – hosted the silent auction and dinner to raise money for the program’s operating costs. […]

Senior Stories: Stephanie Moser: The interesting intern

It’s hard to believe that for School of Business student Stephanie Moser, taking advantage of D.C.’s professional opportunities was once a daunting task after a quiet freshman year living on the Mount Vernon campus. “At first I just thought I would never understand how to get around,” Moser said. “I was kind of nervous about […]

December graduates return for Commencement

After GW’s Commencement ceremony on the National Mall on Sunday, graduates will begin their post-collegiate lives in the real world – finding both a job and a place to live outside the borders of the University’s campus. But for seniors who graduated in December, the transition from student to full-time member of the work force […]

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. […]