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.

Baseball beats Duquesne

Sophomore Charlie Kruer’s eighth home run of the season meant much more to the GW baseball team than the previous seven. Kruer’s ninth-inning, two-out, three-run home run gave the GW baseball team a 5-4 win over Duquesne and the sixth seed in the Atlantic 10 baseball tournament. The Colonials (22-32, 13-12 A-10) will clash with […]

Kyle Spector: Remember the small stuff

As the class of 2006 faced their last final exams this week and last, there was a noticeable lack of pristine study space available. For students, a lack of physical space to study in can have a significant impact on their perception of GW’s educational quality. Some intrepid students took up finals residence to study […]

WEB EXTRA: Don’t read “The DaVinci Code”

If you haven’t read Dan Brown’s international bestseller “The DaVinci Code” by now, a word of advice: don’t. The page-turner, which might be written at the comprehension level of a sixth-grader, not only insults any GW student’s intelligence, but it also ruins the first big summer blockbuster of the year. People have been waiting for […]

WEB EXTRA: Pinnock to stay in draft, sign with agent

GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs always remarks that his greatest professional joy is seeing his players graduate college. Junior Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock decided to not give Hobbs that pleasure. Pinnock announced that he will sign with an agent and remain in the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-6 swingman will sign with Daniel Servick, an agent […]

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 […]


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 […]