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.

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 […]

Snapshot: Thurston Haul

Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Freshman Stephen Intrabartola Jr. battles the rain Sunday afternoon to move his clothes out of Thurston Hall with the help of his father, Stephen Intrabartola Sr.

Senior Stories: The Environmentalist, Maggie Desmond

When almost 2,000 undergraduate seniors participate in Commencement on the National Mall Sunday they will leave behind their years at GW, but many will not be forgotten. The Hatchet spoke with faculty, staff and students to find 10 seniors who have made a lasting impression during their undergraduate years. Maggie Desmond knows it sounds like […]

Knapp names eight as Presidential Administrative Fellows

The University announced late last week that eight graduating seniors will receive full tuition to pursue master’s degrees at GW as part of the University’s Presidential Administrative Fellowship Program. Next year’s fellows will be Christopher Brooks, Alyscia Eisen, Ryan Evans, Frederick Jordan Evert, Gina Fernandes, Jacqueline Hackett, Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Kelly S. Leon. All eight […]

Knapp forms graduation speaker advisory committee

University President Steven Knapp announced the creation of a Commencement speaker advisory committee last week in an effort to bring transparency to the search process for the annual keynote speaker. Both the selection of NAACP Chairman Julian Bond as keynote speaker this year and former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last year, drew criticism from […]

DNC chair lauds diversity

Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said last week in the Marvin Center that Republicans have turned away minorities with their stances on immigration and civil rights issues. Dean spoke Tuesday at an event honoring Asian Pacific Islander American heritage month, which was co-sponsored by the College Democrats and the Indian Students Association. […]

Student Speakers: Peace Corps volunteer to speak

Senior Sara Ray said she is grabbing her diploma, throwing her mortarboard in the air and heading to Macedonia on Sunday. But first, she has to speak to an estimated crowd of 20,000 on the National Mall. Ray, one of two students selected to speak at Sunday’s Commencement ceremony, is traveling to Macedonia for the […]