May 14, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 1

Stories from the May 14, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professors retire after decades of service to the GW community

The end of the spring semester is normally a time to celebrate the departure of graduating students, yet this is also a time to commemorate professors retiring from their lives in academia at GW. For several of this year’s retiring professors – namely John Ziolkowski and Gregory Ludlow – the decision to step down means […]

Trachtenberg boxes up his memories from 19 years at GW

After nearly two decades at GW, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg likened himself to an old car. At the end of July, the University will trade him in for a new model – one from Johns Hopkins University. “I am going to be a used university president,” Trachtenberg said in an interview with The Hatchet. […]

Four administrators to depart at semester’s end

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is not the only administrator departing from GW at the end of this semester. Several other administrators including Executive Director of University Events Jim Hess, Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations Scott Mory, Director of Housing Programs James Kohl and Vice President and General Counsel Dennis Blumer are also ending […]

University axed Midnight Breakfast from spring semster events

The biannual Midnight Breakfast, which typically includes free pancakes, French toast and bacon among other breakfast entrees, was canceled for the spring semester. Tim Miller, director of the Student Activities Center, said that the decision to cancel this spring’s program was made last May. Recent events that included free food, such as Residence Hall Association’s […]

Shopping in the job market

The first post-graduate job for senior Brian Fernandez came after several grueling interviews, but he said it would not have been possible without one factor – connections. “Applying to college is a fair process,” said Fernandez, who will soon start a job at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, a global public relations agency. “But here, if […]

Three will receive GW Award at Commencement

GW will honor two graduate students and the director of Parent Services with the GW Award at this year’s University Commencement ceremony. Andrew Brown and Omar Woodard, both graduate students, and Rodney Johnson will receive the award, which has recognized GW administrators, faculty, staff members and students since its inception in 1976. Students and staff […]

Delta Tau Delta fraternity to return in fall 2008

The Gamma Eta chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity will return to campus in the fall of 2008 after an absence of more than three years, a spokesperson for the fraternity said. When the chapter returns, an expansion team of three to four chapter leadership consultants from the fraternity’s national office will begin the […]

Delicious dishes: Where to eat in D.C.

Commencement weekend involves a whirlwind of activities that inevitably include at least one big family dinner and a few other lighter meals out on the town. Unfortunately, the most famous and expensive restaurants have all been booked up for Friday and Saturday night since December, but that won’t preclude a reservation-less family from enjoying a […]

Geography Bowl, Mock Trial teams place in national competitions

GW’s Geography Bowl and Mock Trial teams both found success at their respective competitions last month. The Geography Bowl team finished in second place at the World Geography Bowl in San Francisco April 18, having previously won the Mid-Atlantic regional qualifier earlier this year. GW’s undergraduate Mock Trial team finished third in its division at […]