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.

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 […]

Despite streak, baseball misses playoffs

ARLINGTON, Va., May 19 – Freshman pitcher Ryan Lapointe could not have gotten off to a worse start in the GW baseball team’s 6-2 Senior Day win over Duqesne Saturday. The New Hampshire native’s second pitch of the game struck leadoff batter Anthony Manley in the head, knocking him out cold (he would leave the […]

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 […]