May 9, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 1

Stories from the May 9, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professor selected for Guggenheim

A professor of English and human sciences was selected as a prestigious Guggenheim Fellow, one of 180 selected this year. The competition, in its 87th year running, grants fellowships to artists, scientists and scholars with demonstrated accomplishments in their fields. Jeffrey Cohen was selected from a pool of 3,000 in 2011. Cohen is the director […]

What to do in D.C.

Nighttime Monument Tour Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE As the weather gets hotter and more people view the monuments by day, take a stroll down to the monuments after having dinner in D.C., and view them in a different light. It is a cooler, quieter and completely different feel compared to going during the […]

Metropolitan police to fine litterbugs

The Metropolitan Police Department is piloting an anti-littering program to keep streets tidy in D.C.’s Fourth District. Pedestrians caught littering on streets or sidewalks in that region will receive warnings during May and will be subject to a ticket and a $75 fine starting June 1. The Fourth District includes D.C.’s upper northwest and northeast […]

Kelliher produces power at plate

When Brendon Kelliher started playing baseball, the bat was bigger than he was. The Sandwich, Mass., native eventually filled out and developed his talents on the field. But as a senior in high school, Kelliher was scouted by only one Division I collegiate baseball program. It was disappointing, he said, but not unsurprising – it’s […]

Retiring faculty reflect on time at GW

In September, for the first time in more than 40 years, the classrooms of the School of Engineering and Applied Science will not be filled with the sound of professor Peter Bock engaging students in discussions of machine intelligence. After a career at the University spanning 44 years, Bock is retiring at the end of […]

December graduates jumpstart job hunt

Trip Stewart graduated in December but said his departure from the University won’t feel official until he walks across the stage to receive his diploma May 14. The political science major and criminal justice minor said he needed to save money, so he graduated a semester early, along with almost 300 of his peers, to […]

Security measures light for University-wide Commencement

Graduates attending the University-wide Commencement ceremony will face lighter security measures compared to last year’s. Students will not pass through metal detectors before the ceremony on the National Mall, a procedure required last year when first lady Michelle Obama was present, Assistant Vice President for Events and Venues Michael Peller said. This year, New York […]

Alumni create brick tracker site

Peter and Kristi Balazy didn’t want to scour campus with their noses to the ground to search for the bricks etched with their names. Instead, the husband and wife team designed a website that searches graduates’ names and maps out where each brick is plotted. “Coming back to campus and seeing our bricks and remembering […]

Transportation to the National Mall

Shuttle bus service The University will shuttle graduates and parents from the Foggy Bottom Campus to the National Mall from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On campus, buses will be stationed between 21st and 22nd streets. Board a bus by 8:30 a.m. to arrive in time for the procession. Metro service The Metro opens at […]