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.

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 […]

Faculty salaries rank in 80th percentile nationwide

GW faculty salaries are nationally ranked at the highest level they have been in more than 10 years, according to a report by the Faculty Senate. The ranking is due to a faculty pay raise that was delayed by the GW Board of Trustees last year, creating a percentage salary increase of about twice as […]

WEB EXTRA: Gallaudet students protest new university president

As GW begins its search for a new president, students at another D.C. university are staging a sit-in to protest the selection of their new university president. Some students at Gallaudet, an institution for the deaf, have been protesting the new university president, Jane Fernandes, by holding a sit-in since her selection was announced May […]

Greetings from Tibet

As a young boy growing up in Cologne, Germany, graduate student Thomas Lagner covered his miniature globe with small stickers to mark every destination he hoped to visit. At 12, he left home to study English through an exchange program in Ireland and by age 16, he had crossed the Atlantic solo to live with […]

New amenities, challenges highlight Commencement on Mall

For students, parents, faculty and staff who have attended a GW Commencement before, this year’s ceremony on the National Mall will look very different. Last June, the National Park Service informed GW that the Ellipse, which the University has used for the last 13 years as the Commencement ceremony site, would not be available due […]

Transportation to Commencement

Metro Service Guests may take the Metro to the Smithsonian or L’Enfant Plaza station (near the Smithsonian Castle) on the Blue and Orange lines, and then walk to the Capitol to the seating. The Metro opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. Guests may also ride the Metro to the GW – Foggy Bottom station and […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball gets two of three in Richmond, contends for championship bid The GW baseball team won the first and third games of a three-game set against Richmond at Pitt Field in Richmond, Va. The Colonials took the game Sunday 4-3 on a seventh-inning explosion. Pat Lehman picked up the win for GW, his second of […]