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.

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 […]

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 […]