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.

GW may join anti-sweatshop group

GW may soon sign a declaration that would allow a watchdog group to investigate the working conditions of the University’s outside contractors, officials said last week. In March 2007, the University pledged it would sign the membership letter with the Workers Right Consortium, progressive student leaders said. Thomas Richards, a member of the Progressive Student […]

Staff Editorial: Helping GW bring home the bacon

The club just got bigger. For the past year, GW students have emptied their pockets, wallets and bank accounts to cover the over $50,000 price tag that is attached to life in Foggy Bottom. With market basket schools hiking up their prices, we are not alone in our tuition woes. But this is not a […]

Two student speakers defy norm

The University defied tradition and picked two student Commencement speakers for the University-wide ceremony on Sunday. Choosing two students to speak is a rare occurrence and is happening for only the second time, said University Marshal Jill Kasle, a member of the student speaker selection panel. The first was in 2005. Kasle said the panel […]

College Dems: GW must confront the credit crunch

In a recent article, The Hatchet wrote of the ways in which the subprime mortgage crisis will affect the private education loans sector and students’ ability to pay The George Washington University’s exorbitant tuition (“GW preps for student loan scare,” Apr. 17, p. 1). The members of the Executive Board of the GW College Democrats […]

Letters to the Editor

Alumni feedback should outlast Commencement I read David Ceasar’s recent editorial “For What It’s Worth” (April 28, p. 4) with great interest. Mr. Ceasar makes an excellent point when he notes that the value of our GW degree is linked to the University’s current caliber, and that graduating students can play a role in improving […]

GW Hillel celebrates 20th anniversary

GW Hillel raised half a million dollars in a campaign to renovate its aging building, officials said at the Jewish organization’s 20th anniversary on May 2. Students, alumni and community members attended the event to raise awareness about necessary changes to the Jewish student center at 23rd and H streets. “The building was built in […]