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.

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 […]

Changes likely for dining plan

GW is considering changes to its mandatory dining program, but decisions will not be made until the University can assess the effects The Avenue complex will have on student dining. Adjustments to the Sodexo dining program are in the works after student leaders advocated for changes over the past year. The often-criticized meal plan requires […]

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 […]