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.

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 […]

Golf finishes 23rd in tournament

From the links to the National Mall, seniors Brian Carroll, Andrew Gallo and Dan Mirabella spent the last four days going from green to green. Thursday, the trio led the GW golf team into the program’s first NCAA Tournament in 60 years at the East Regional. After three days of golf, they returned to Washington […]

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 […]