May 22, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 2

Stories from the May 22, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Grads honored on National Mall

Between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, GW held its Commencement ceremony on a sun-filled National Mall for the first time before a crowd of about 25,000. “I actually liked it better than the Ellipse,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said, comparing this year’s ceremony location on the Mall to the lawn in front […]

Calendar

Thursday Ying Yang Yoga 4 to 5:15 p.m. First Session Free Lerner Health and Wellness Center Sponsored by GWellness May 31 The good fight: why liberals and only liberals can win the war on terror and make America great again Washington Post columnist and The New Republic editor-at-large Peter Beinart discusses the topic of his […]

Grad party sells out

A scaled-back Monumental Celebration drew about half as many people as last year to Union Station Saturday night. The University reduced the number of tickets to the annual graduation party, which sold out with 1,400 tickets. Earlier this year, administrators had considered eliminating the event because of the increased cost of moving this year’s Commencement […]

Hiring rate of college grads increases

GW released thousands of college graduates into the world Sunday, and they may be in a better position to land jobs than in past years. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reported in late April that hiring for the 2006 graduating class is up about 14 percent this year. The professional association annually surveys […]

Caitlin Carroll: Big changes for The Hatchet

You know how the saying goes – bigger is better. Using a little bit of that logic, The Hatchet will be trading its tabloid pages for a new size. The next time readers pick up a copy of our newspaper, it will be about two inches wider and five inches taller than before. The new […]

Notable speakers address graduates

While former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara may have headlined the list of this year’s Commencement speakers, they were not the only ones to address the graduating class of 2006. In addition to the former first couple and media conglomerate Viacom’s chief executive officer Sumner Redstone, who received honorary degrees from […]

Gabriel Okolski: Don’t forget G-Dub

It’s a very scary time for me. With the class of 2006 done with their GW undergraduate experience, my college career is next on the chopping block. After that, the raucous fun ends, and it’s time to file my own taxes, pay bills and find a real job. My message to the class of 2007 […]

Politicking before graduating

Mark Harris graduated this past weekend, but did not attend any of the Commencement festivities. He was too busy preparing for a November election for the 42nd district of Pennsylvania’s state legislature. The 21-year-old political science major defeated a five-term incumbent state representative in last week’s primary election and will be representing the Republican Party […]

WEB EXTRA: Potbelly to replace Coggins

Potbelly Sandwich Works is coming to GW, ending a nearly 17-month legal fight with Coggins Sandwich Manufactory. Director of Media Relations Tracy Schario said Coggins officially closed Wednesday. Potbelly, a competing sandwich shop, will open in the space on June 5. The future of Coggins was uncertain after it was sued by Illinois-based Potbelly. Potbelly […]

GW Briefs

University expects more diverse incoming class Next year’s freshman class will be more diverse than last year’s, Senior Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Chernak said there will be an 11 percent increase in both the Hispanic and black population in next year’s freshman […]