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.

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 […]

WEB EXTRA: University forms president search committee

GW’s highest governing body announced this week the members of the search committee for the next University president. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Charles Manatt announced the 14 members of the committee, which include nine trustees and five non-trustee members. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg announced in April that he will be stepping down […]

Board passes University budget

GW’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve the University’s plan to fill an $8.2 million gap in next year’s budget. For the last two months, administrators and faculty members have been discussing how to make up for a gap between the University’s income and expenses in next year’s budget. Administrators initially proposed $4 million […]

WEB UPDATE: SMPA selects Huebner for top post

Posted, Thursday, June 8, 6:36 p.m. Lee Huebner will be the next permanent director of the School of Media and Public Affairs,ending a more than 18-month search process. The University also announced Thursday that Frank Sesno, another candidate for the position, will become an SMPA faculty member. Huebner is a professor of communications and journalism […]

Some grads skip ceremony

Instead of joining his classmates on the National Mall at Commencement Sunday morning, graduate Chris Kline was settling into his new apartment in Arizona. Kline decided to forego the Commencement ceremony and head back home to find a place to live before he begins work Monday. Kline is one of hundreds of graduates in the […]

Former student gets jail time for assault

The former GW student who pleaded guilty to assault for beating a fellow student unconscious last fall was sentenced Friday to six months in prison. Chad Dauman, a former junior transfer student, pleaded guilty in February to assaulting senior Akeem Samuels with a dangerous weapon. Dauman got into a fight with Samuels outside of The […]