Saira Thadani

GW reveals degree recipients

A civil rights leader and an education pioneer will join New York City Mayor and keynote Commencement speaker Michael Bloomberg on the National Mall this May, to receive honorary degrees from the University. The specific degrees William Coleman and Peggy Cooper Cafritz will receive have not been determined, a University spokeswoman said Wednesday. The University […]

Law students advise BP official

Ten GW Law School students aided a top BP official this semester with the allocation the oil-giant’s $20 billion claims fund established after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last spring. The memorandums the law students wrote suggested giving the money to a wider group of people than BP may have originally […]

Record temperatures mark annual book festival

It was a record-breaking year for the National Book Festival. Despite record temperatures – which soared into the high 90s – a record 150,000 people attended the all-day event, which celebrates novelists, authors and literature. More than 80 authors and illustrators were present to speak and sign their books, and President Barack Obama and first […]

The Economist ranks GWSB MBA program No. 73 in the world

The Master of Business Administration program at the GW School of Business is one of the best MBA programs in the country, according to rankings by The Economist. The popular news magazine ranked GW’s MBA program No. 38 in North America, and No. 73 worldwide. In specific categories, GWSB fared even better, ranking first in […]

Wale, Travie McCoy draw thousands to University Yard

Nearly 5,000 people crowded University Yard Saturday for Program Board’s annual Fall Fest event, the executive chair of PB said, making this year’s festival one of the largest in recent GW history. The event featured performances by big-name rapper Wale – a D.C. native – and Travie McCoy, who performed at GW’s Spring Fling in […]

Law school professors start blogging

Looking to further classroom discussion and connect with students, professors at the GW Law School created a series of faculty blogs this fall. The law school is promoting 11 blogs on its website, covering topics from contemporary America and American law, Chinese Law and Presidency and developing technology. “Ideas often stem from classroom discussion, but […]

GW raises $225,000 at benefit dinner honoring departing GSEHD dean

Web Exclusive The University raised about $225,000 for the newly created Mary Futrell Scholarship during at a farewell benefit dinner hosted in Futrell’s honor Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton. Students, faculty, administrators and government officials gathered to honor Mary Futrell as she prepares to step down as Dean of the Graduate School of Education and […]

Phillips: Fundraising is key for next dean

A strong sense of fundraising, networking and student outreach will be vital for the incoming dean for the School of Business, current Dean Susan Phillips said Monday. Phillips announced in October her plans to retire at the end of this year, and a search for her replacement is underway. In an interview with The Hatchet, […]

Task force finds $2.8 million in savings

The University’s Innovation Task Force has generated and saved $2.8 million – roughly 5 percent of the task force’s five-year goal – since its inception in November, a University official said Friday. The $2.8 million came from energy savings, moving the forensic science program to the Mount Vernon Campus, and moving the doctorate of psychology […]

Fusing college and faith on campus

Hatchet Video When many students leave home to come to college, they bring luggage and mementos. The four students The Hatchet spoke with also brought their faith, and found that combining religion and college poses challenges. Without family and cultural voices always in their ears, their transition to college was also a transition to practicing […]