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.

D.C. Zoning Commission approves Square 54 plans

The D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved the University’s plan to develop Square 54 at its monthly meeting last Monday. “We are very pleased with the result as this project has been two and a half years in the making,” said Tracy Schario, director of Media Relations. Development plans for Square 54 – the currently-vacant lot […]

BREAKING NEWS: “Major transformation” to J Street and Colonial Cash policies

Updated Saturday, June 9 at 7:26 a.m. The University will make sweeping changes to campus dining this fall, including modifications to nearly every J Street venue and added Colonial Cash restrictions for underclassmen. The University made this decision in response to student concerns about dining options, said Nancy Haaga, director of Campus Support Services. Administrators […]

Cardinal, students speak at interfaith baccalaureate service

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, discussed the often tenuous relationship between mystery, faith and scholarship during his address to graduates and their families at the sixth-annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Service. As part of the ceremony, outgoing University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg awarded McCarrick the President’s Medal, the highest honor the University President […]

WEB EXTRA: Rice to return for senior year

Posted Monday, June 18 at 6:31 p.m. Senior Maureece Rice withdrew his name from the NBA Draft Monday and will return to GW for his senior season. Rice, a 6-foot-1 guard from Philadelphia, had until 5 p.m. Monday to withdraw from the draft and retain collegiate eligibility. “I think what he wanted to do was […]

University officials and professors lead graduations

Commencement speakers are often considered inspiring because they impart wisdom gained through experiences that take place outside the boundaries of GW’s campus. But a few GW students, professors and administrators who acted as keynote speakers at this weekend’s individual school graduations proved this norm is not absolute Saturday morning, Frank Sesno spoke to Columbian College […]

Outside experts lecture graduates at individual ceremonies

GW alumni and prominent outside leaders addressed graduating seniors at five individual school graduations Friday and Saturday, offering words of both encouragement and celebration. On Friday afternoon, former secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce addressed Elliott School graduates at Smith Center. Maria Livanos Cattaui, who also teaches an advanced skills course in the […]

WEB UPDATE: Knapp tackles 4×4, Alumni house

SPARKS, Md. – Steven Knapp becomes University president Aug. 1 and until then, GW spokespeople have vowed he will stay out of the limelight. But June 16, Knapp hosted student media at his rural Maryland farm and said he is undecided on moving into Alumni House and the four-by-four plan may be “a big step […]

Dark Star Orchestra recreates the Dead

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – It is Sept. 8, 1973. The Vietnam War is coming to an end, the Watergate scandal is at its height, Roe v. Wade is dividing national sentiments and the Drug Enforcement Agency is created to enforce newly passed anti-drug legislation. Now picture a packed coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. A thick haze […]

Obama, Clinton and Edwards to speak at Lisner on June 4

Lisner Auditorium will host three presidential candidates in a religious-based forum next month. Sojourners, a non-profit organization and magazine based in Washington that promotes Christian values, is organizing the form which will feature Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. About 300 tickets will be made available free for the GW community. Soledad O’Brien will […]

Arctic Monkeys Make Their Move

The Arctic Monkey’s first record, “Whatever You Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not,” was a concept album about being bored out of one’s mind in Sheffield, England, and with tales of dance floor ennui and pseudo-cosmopolitans at the corner shop, it resonated well beyond Yorkshire, to any town in the world that offers nothing […]