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.

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. […]

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, […]