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.

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 […]

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 […]