May 21, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 2

Stories from the May 21, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Graduating halfway around the world

Hussam Mustafa has not returned home to Saudi Arabia in five and a half years. He is an international student who has spent the last nine years at GW, first earning a master’s degree and just recently completing a doctorate in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “After 9/11, getting a return visa has […]

Staff Editorial: Lack of keynote speaker detriment to Commencement

On Sunday, tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall for a Commencement ceremony in the shadows of the Washington Monument and Capitol of the United States. Yet for this special ceremony acknowledging the hard work of thousands of students, there was no keynote speaker. Indeed this lack of a keynote speaker not […]

BREAKING NEWS: Hillary Clinton to speak at SMPA May 24

Posted Wednesday, May 23, 6:21 p.m. Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) will speak about health care policy at Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday morning. The speech, which begins at 9 a.m., is slated to run less than an hour and will be open to the GW community, said Tracy Schario, director of Media Relations. Clinton […]

Staff Editorial: Renaming school after Trachtenberg appropriate honor

Amid the celebrations surrounding Commencement weekend, the Board of Trustees announced that it would be commemorating and acknowledging the work of outgoing University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg by naming the School of Public Policy and Public Administration in his honor. Trachtenberg will now join, and rightfully so, the ranks of GW’s most well-regarded presidents with […]

WEB UPDATE: Gore discusses democracy at Lisner

Posted Tuesday, May 29, 11:55 p.m. Former Vice President Al Gore slammed the Bush administration and talked about solutions to what he considers a democracy in shambles in front of nearly 1,500 enthusiastic supporters at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night. In a speech that referenced historical figures such as Johnannes Gutenberg, Gore discussed the deterioration of […]

WEB UPDATE: Old Man Schenley dead at 96

Updated Tuesday, June 4, 1:03 a.m. Posted Friday, June 1, 7:05 p.m. Eddie Bieber, whose shirtless appearance outside The Schenley residence hall earned him the nickname Old Man Schenley, died May 31 at GW Hospital at 96 years old. Bieber spent nearly one month in the hospital due to complications from a hip injury. A […]

Roving Reporter Quotes: Commencement 2007

Given the controversy initially surrounding Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s intention to deliver the keynote address, what did you think of his speech during Sunday’s ceremonies? Kue Lattimore, senior at Law School: “Pretty inspirational yet succinct – he made light of the situation, and that was commendable of him. It’s interesting because a lot of other schools […]

Honorary degree recipients, Trachtenberg address outgoing class

Honorary degree recipients told graduates on the National Mall Sunday afternoon to have confidence as they leave college and inherit a society that can often seem mismanaged and war-torn. An announced crowd of 22,000 students and family members gathered in front of the Capitol during Commencement to hear words of wisdom and receive degrees. This […]

Letters to the Editor

Names in marijuana cases should be kept private I found your article of May 14, 2007 “Drugs in the Dorms: A Look at Marijuana Arrests on Campus” to be, put politely, an example of irresponsible journalism. What is most troublesome about the article is the inclusion of the names of students charged with legal offenses. […]