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.

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. […]

School of Public Policy and Administration named after Trachtenberg

A few days before this year’s Commencement ceremonies, the Board of Trustees announced its intention to commemorate the work of outgoing University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg by renaming the School of Public Policy and Public Administration in his honor. The Board presented Trachtenberg with a resolution to rename the school the Trachtenberg School of Public […]

A Legendary Tribute to Paul Simon

As any collegiate live music fan will attest, ticket prices to good shows are often way too high and out of range for the average student struggling to balance their budgets between food, booze and other unexpected expenditures. Nevertheless, there are times when it is appropriate to pay at least $150 per ticket for a […]

Commencement runs smoothly, despite inclement weather

Graduates and their families assembled on the National Mall on a slightly rainy Sunday for Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s last Commencement as University President. Seating on the Mall spanned three blocks in between the Capitol and the Washington Monument. Twenty-five thousand metal chairs and four sets of large screens and speakers were set-up so attendees seated […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Save your money for refreshments and go check out the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, which features free live performances each day. On May 29th, the Thomas “Whit” Williams Jazz Quintet will play improvisational jazz, and on May 30th, local hip-hop dance group The First Rays will perform, featuring breaking, […]

Class of 2007 has final celebration in Union Station

Some graduates and their families opted for a bit of added pomp and circumstance Saturday night at the annual Monumental Celebration in Union Station. Members of the GW community packed the main atrium of the 100-year-old train station to drink, eat and dance to covers of classic songs such as “Shout” by the Isley Brothers. […]

Alluring academic accoutrements from head to toe

Graduating students were not the only ones dressed in cap and gown during Sunday’s commencement ceremony. Professors, deans and other members of GW’s faculty who have master’s or doctoral degrees were also covered from head to toe in academic regalia. Rather than just a black on black robe and mortarboard cap adorned with buff and […]

Campus Calendar

May 22 Post-conflict nation-state rebuilding panel Participate in a panel discussion on rebuilding fragile states with GW professor Derick Brinkerhoff and seven other experts. 12-2 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E. St. Co-sponsored by the Elliott School’s Institute for Global and International Studies and RTI International. May 29 An Evening with Al Gore The former […]

WEB UPDATE: Sen. Clinton tackles health care at Jack Morton Auditorium

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2:06 p.m. Health care premiums are set to double in the next decade unless serious reforms are taken, said presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in a statistics-packed speech at Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday morning. Speaking to a standing-room only crowd, Clinton laid out a seven-point plan to transform a system […]