May 15, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 1

Stories from the May 15, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

University projects enrollment drop Administrators announced projections for a 2 percent decline in undergraduate enrollment for the upcoming academic year earlier this month. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said at the President’s Council meeting earlier this month that the projected decline in enrollment is attributed to the University’s desire for smaller, more manageable […]

Staff Editorial: Year in review

The class of 2006’s last year at GW included the usual mix of scandals, new University initiatives and student complaints. The following is a roundup of some of the important issues that affected members of the GW community during the past academic year. Classes began in September with a buzz surrounding the dismissal of Michael […]

Brendan Polmer: To the class of 2006

Can you believe it? You’re done. Finished. I am so jealous of you – it’s ridiculous. Words alone cannot describe how envious I am of your accomplishments thus far. Do you remember when you were in my shoes? A sophomore, just finishing the spring semester, halfway there. Is it true what they say? That every […]

Dorsey convicted of beating elderly Foggy Bottom woman

The man accused of beating an elderly woman across the street from New Hall last spring was found guilty Thursday. James Dorsey was on trial for beating Vasiliki Fotopoulos, an elderly woman who sells umbrellas at the Foggy Bottom Metro on rainy days. The incident occurred at midday on May 3, 2005, on the 700 […]

Adam Conner: Looking to the past

The challenge of a column about your impending graduation is that you inevitably have to choose between writing about the past or the future. Unfortunately, I can’t predict the future (except that the movie “Snakes on a Plane” will be in theaters everywhere on August 18) and frankly, I don’t have nearly enough life experience […]

University proposes cuts to balance FY07 budget

Administrators are finalizing details on how to fill an $8.2 million budget gap following a University budget proposal that reduces cuts to academic expenses. Earlier this month, the University announced that $5 million would be cut from capital spending and $3.2 million would be cut from administrative spending to make up for an $8.2 million […]

Task force recommends 4×4 plan

Following a year of deliberations, a task force investigating the four-by-four system voted to recommend the plan at its final meeting May 5. The task force, composed of administrators, faculty and students, ratified the plan in a 13-8 vote. In a four-by-four system, students take four classes a semester worth four credits each, opposed to […]

University yet to fill vacant deanship, directorship

While the School of Media and Public Affairs is close to appointing a new permanent director, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences has just begun the process of searching for a new permanent dean. SMPA, which has not had a permanent director since 2002, began its most recent search for a director last December […]

Bush (41), other notable speakers to headline Commencement activities

This year’s Commencement speakers include a former U.S. president, a former GW president, manager of the hometown baseball team, a movie man and chairman of one of the largest media conglomerates in the world. This weekend’s featured Commencement speaker, George H.W. Bush, along with former first lady Barbara Bush, will receive an honorary Doctorate of […]