May 12, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 1

Stories from the May 12, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Knapp focused on alumni, academics during first year

His new home might be in the District, but University President Steven Knapp’s passport paints a much different picture of his whereabouts during his first year as GW president. Knapp, the former Johns Hopkins University provost, traveled to about a dozen cities spanning three continents to meet with alumni – while he simultaneously adjusted to […]

Speaker | Law School: Senator Daniel Inouye from Hawaii

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) will address about 2,000 graduating Law School students in the Smith Center Sunday. He will also be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his dedication to public service. Inouye graduated from the Law School in 1952 with a juris doctorate. “Sen. Inouye is not only a distinguished […]

University plans major CI overhaul

The University plans to dramatically change Colonial Inauguration in the coming years, beginning this summer with the elimination of a costly laser light show and several other luxuries, a top administrator said Thursday. The freshman orientation program will have fewer “bells and whistles” for the incoming freshman class and the savings will be reallocated to […]

Crime Log

Assault 5/2/08 – Thurston Hall – 2:05 a.m. – case closed The University Police Department was sent to the lobby of the residence hall to assess an intoxicated female student. While taking a sobriety test, the student shouted profanities, resisted being handcuffed and spit at one of the officers. The subject was transported by the […]

Speaker | Graduate School of Business: Chairman, president and CEO of NewAlliance Bank Peyton R. Patterson

Peyton R. Patterson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of NewAlliance Bancshares and NewAlliance Bank will speak to the Graduate School of Business on Friday at the school’s graduation ceremony. Susan M. Phillips, dean of the school, said she was pleased to have two prominent speakers for the undergraduate and graduate School of Business ceremonies. […]

Former SA senator’s trial stalled

Assault charges against a former Student Association senator have been dimissed until prosecutors decide to proceed with the case, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. On April 14, senior Isabella Bacardi was set to stand trial for simple assault after allegedly breaking a glass object over another female patron’s head at McFadden’s Saloon last October. Instead, […]


In “Two give verbal commitment” (April 3, p. 11), The Hatchet misspelled the last name of Matt Allbritton. In “Celebrating Earth Day” (April 24, p. 3), The Hatchet erroneously reported that the Earth Day event on April 22 was the first official Earth Day celebration. In “SEAS dean to lead Hong Kong Univ.” (April 28, […]

Tickets not needed for Mall event

Correction appended Though graduates are allotted six tickets for Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Mall, University officials said they are not necessary unless the event is moved indoors. The graduation ceremony for all of GW’s schools is held on the Mall because it can accommodate more than 20,000 people – the expected turnout for Commencement. […]

Seniors give the gift of spirit

Students may never be able to show school spirit at a homecoming football game, but thanks to this year’s senior class gift, GW spirit may get a boost. As part of its gift to GW, the class of 2008 created the spirit fund – an endowment that will give money to the Spirit Office for […]