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.

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 […]

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 […]