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.

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 […]

Sports in Brief

Baseball earns Atlantic 10 series victory The Colonials had mixed success in their weekend series with Saint Louis, winning the first two games but dropping the last. It was their second Atlantic 10 Conference series win of the season. GW (14-33, 6-12 A-10) was propelled in Friday’s 12-2 win by senior Brendon Kelliher, who hit […]

Seniors prepare for first-ever NCAA bid

Four seniors on the men’s tennis team still have one last brand-new experience to check off in their undergraduate careers. Andy Erickson, Erik Hannah, Chris Kushma and Yan Levinski will be traveling with the rest of their team to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships, the program’s first NCAA championship tournament trip. The […]

University mulls replacing Wendy’s

The University is in talks with its food service provider to remove the Wendy’s location in J Street. The eatery’s removal is part of ongoing discussions with Sodexo and GW regarding potential changes to J Street for fall 2011. Wendy’s is one of the few outside vendors on campus that accepts dining dollars credited to […]