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.


In “Alumni Update: A not-so-traditional look at becoming an expatriate,” (May 14, p. A6) Beth Monkarash wrote that she interviewed to be a copy editor at The Washington Post. She interviewed to be a copy aide. The article “SJT protests lose momentum” (May 14, p. B1) incorrectly identified senior Ashley Testa as Robert Testa. In […]

WEB UPDATE: GW student Phill Grosser dies in Colorado motorcycle accident

Posted Wednesday, May 30, 3:15 p.m. Known to many as “Feather Phill,” Phillip Grosser, 22, had a distinct presence on campus, both spiritually and visually. Many of Grosser’s close friends remember him as someone passionate about celebrating and sharing his Christian faith. But even those who did not know Grosser personally could identify him by […]

Board of Trustees point to problems with University Writing

Members of the Board of Trustees criticized the University Writing classes at its meeting Friday. UW classes, which the University requires all freshmen take, were first introduced in the fall of 2004. The classes range in topic from nature writing to the definition of “cool” in the 20th century. According to the UW Web site, […]

WEB UPDATE: Obama, Clinton and Edwards discuss faith at Lisner

Posted Tuesday, June 5, 1:00 a.m. Three of the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination discussed the intersection of faith, values and politics on a CNN program aired live Monday evening from Lisner Auditorium. Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.), Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and John Edwards answered questions posed by anchor Soledad O’Brien as well […]

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 […]