May 17, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 2

Stories from the May 17, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Year in Review

While some GW teams found success in 2009-2010, others will put a tough year behind them as they look to build toward next season. No GW team brought home any championship hardware in 2009-2010, although both tennis teams came within a match of winning their respective conference tournaments. For the men’s and women’s basketball teams […]

Staff Editorial: In need of more information

In the wake of a tragedy on campus, the GW community should look to the University for direct information, condolences and help for grieving students. For these reasons, GW’s insufficient response to the loss of one of its own is sad and disconcerting. A week after the accidental death of biomedical engineering student Taylor Hubbard, […]

King spends Commencement with first lady Obama

Like most seniors getting their diplomas over the weekend, Travis King was excited for University-wide Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, the final event of his GW career. King’s experience on Sunday was a little different than that of most seniors, however. While his classmates jockeyed for seats in the early morning hours on Sunday, King already […]

Sophomore dies after fall from window

Sophomore Taylor Hubbard died Sunday morning after falling from a fifth-story window in Guthridge Hall. He was 20. Hubbard, a biomedical engineering student from Lexington, Md, was taken off life support and died shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Hubbard’s father told The Hatchet. Hubbard was brought to the GW Hospital at 4:25 a.m. Saturday […]

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg: Does it take all kinds?

GW has and deserves a top-notch faculty with superb academic credentials and, frequently, experience in the professional realm that few schools can match. But when seeking faculty, we need to leaven the academic bread more than we currently do, and more than most institutions do. At GW, faculty perform research, they seek knowledge and they […]

Obama addresses class of 2010

Against a picturesque backdrop on the National Mall, in front of 5,000 graduates and their families, first lady Michelle Obama challenged the graduating class to “keep going” with the University’s dedication to community service Sunday morning at the University-wide Commencement ceremony. Obama – who received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from the University […]

Evan Schwartz: Why GW can’t do what Kagan did

Solicitor General Elena Kagan will likely be confirmed to the Supreme Court in the next few weeks, making her the fourth female Supreme Court Justice in history. But Kagan is under scrutiny as the confirmation process progresses, and she is facing backlash thanks to a decision she made while she was Dean of Harvard Law […]

Class of 2014’s yield rate highest in recent history

The incoming freshman class of 2014 will boast the highest yield rate in recent memory, a University official said last week. The University’s yield rate – or the percentage of admitted students who submit deposits to attend GW – increased to 37.4 percent this year, with 2,500 of the 6,670 admitted students submitting deposits, Kathryn […]

Staff Editorial: Remembering Taylor Hubbard

Even as GW seniors eagerly accept their diplomas and experience a once-in-a-lifetime sense of opportunity and elation, the GW community is not immune to the deep sadness of the loss of sophomore Taylor Hubbard. Hubbard, who fell out of a fifth floor window in Guthridge Hall early Saturday morning, passed away at GW Hospital on […]