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.

From September to May

The 2006-2007 GW athletic season yielded two regular-season conference champions (women’s basketball and lacrosse), one conference tournament champion (men’s basketball), two team NCAA tournament berths and one individual berth (men’s and women’s basketball and gymnastics’ Jess Guilbert, respectively) and a slew of all-conference selections. “This was a tremendous year for GW athletics,” Director of Athletics […]


The Hatchet erroneously reported in “Kweller croons at MVC” (April 30, pg. 15) that the College Democrats and the College Republicans sponsored voter registration during Fountain Day. The voter registration was sponsored by the GW Democrats.

Five notables to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

This year’s honorary degree recipients are known best as television anchors, politicians and heads of prestigious science institutions, but almost all the recipients also have ties to the world of academia. Some have served as professors, others as mentors and some even as university administrators. Graduates at University Commencement 2007 will hear a short four- […]

Drugs in the dorms: A look at marijuana arrests on campus

Freshman Sriram Prakash was standing outside of Package Services when an early snow fell Jan. 15. Handcuffs bound his arms behind his back. Flanked by two Metropolitan Police Department officers wearing civilian clothing, Prakash was arrested on drug charges. The undercover officers had waited in Foggy Bottom until Prakash arrived at Package Services to retrieve […]

What’s the deal with… the University Mace?

When one hears the word mace, a thumb-sized black bottle filled with a dangerous solvent may be the first thing to come to mind. What you probably don’t know is that it is also the name of a special ceremonial scepter carried by persons of importance at significant, formal University events. University Marshal Jill Kasle […]

Student speaker at Commencement an Iraq war veteran

Though many graduating seniors spent their four years at GW studying international affairs, Iraq war veteran Catherine O’Connor learned from firsthand experience. O’Connor, a senior, will be the student speaker at Commencement this year. She returned from Iraq in Jan. 2006 after beginning her tour of duty two years ago. This is the 14th year […]

The gift of green: Seniors create environmentally friendly class gift

Following a nationwide trend to “go green,” this year’s senior class gift will help make GW a more environmentally friendly campus. For its parting present, the Class of 2007 created the Campus Green Fund, an endowment that will fund projects to bring more greenery to campus, making it more environmentally friendly for current and future […]

Trachtenberg protests lose momentum as Commencement nears

Some graduating seniors are still disappointed with GW’s decision to make outgoing University President Steven Joel Trachtenberg the Commencement speaker. But while cries for protests and walk-outs found their way into the national media last month, students appear to have dropped their plans. “I am not planning to show any respectful or disrespectful gestures towards […]

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 […]