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.

University police nabs suspected bike thief

A University Police Department officer apprehended a suspected bicycle thief in the act Tuesday during a plainclothes operation. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said plainclothes officer Matthew Knight noted “suspicious” suspect Demetrius Jones, about 57 to 58 years old, cutting a cable lock off a mountain bike on a rack at the Academic Center breezeway at […]

Dean names second GSPM interim executive director

The Graduate School of Political Management named a new interim executive director last week, marking the second temporary leader to helm the school as it searches for a permanent replacement. Dennis Johnson, who is in China serving as a Fulbright distinguished lecturer, will replace the previous interim director, who left amid discontent within the program. […]

Student activities, housing restructures leadership roles

Student Activities Center and the GW Housing Programs will see broad changes in their leadership structure this fall, as University administrators aim to provide more focused support for each class year of students. After a year-long review, the Dean of Students Office will restructure into a four-part model called the Center for Student Engagement that […]

Where to eat in D.C.

Kinkeads Conveniently located at the 2000 Penn complex on campus, Kinkead’s specializes in quality seafood dishes, like grilled mahi mahi and Vietnamese-style tuna tartare. There are also a number of meat and vegetarian options. The restaurant is headed by James Beard Award-winner Bob Kinkead. 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Blue Duck Tavern Enjoy a fine dining […]

Former softball player sues University over abuse case

A former softball player is suing GW after the school stopped paying to treat injuries she sustained during her sporting career at the University. Sara Neumann, 26, is filing for about $11,000 in damages from GW, saying in a complaint that GW unilaterally decided in 2009 to stop assisting her with treatment and therapy payments, […]

Knapp selects seven for prestigious presidential fellowship

Seven graduating seniors have been selected as the newest batch of Presidential Administrative Fellows – student leaders who receive free graduate school tuition in exchange for working for the University. The 22nd class of fellows include Elizabeth Barnett, Paul Biba, Jordan Chaffin, Jessi Mann, Rob Maxim, Eric Thibault and Taylor Tibbetts. Founded in 1989 by […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: Celebrating for the wrong reasons

May 1 was a day many students are not likely to forget. Osama bin Laden was killed and the United States celebrated. Students ran out of Gelman Library en masse to storm the White House. Living so close to the president’s home, we were some of the first students on the scene; national media picked […]

Job outlook optimistic for seniors

Students seeking full-time jobs after graduation will face a more optimistic job market this year, as the National Association of Colleges and Employers predicts a nearly 20 percent rise in hiring of graduates. The association’s spring job outlook survey anticipates employers will hire 19.3 percent more graduates this year than in 2010, the first time […]