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 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 […]

Bike sharing comes to D.C.

GW students looking to rent a ride around D.C. will have an alternative to Zipcars beginning this month: bikes. SmartBike D.C., the District’s newest transportation initiative, is a self-service bike-sharing program that will launch later this May with about 100 bikes located across the city, including some near the GW Hospital. The program, which is […]

Senior Stories: The Event Planner, Joe Altenau

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. For theater major Joe Altenau, it’s […]

SA Advisers: Nicole Capp’s SA presidency leaves a legacy that should be emulated

In an article printed last March titled, “SA president’s platform ambitious,” (March 22, 2007, p. 3) Hatchet reporter Andrew Ramonas reported that, “University officials and former SA members said some of (Nicole Capp’s) campaign promises may not be feasible.” The following week, The Hatchet’s editorial board gave Capp a ‘thumbs down,’ stating that her goals […]

Schools surpass $50,000 price tag

Last year GW became the first university in the nation to surpass the $50,000 price tag for tuition and expenses. But a year later, GW has company at the top. New York University and Carnegie Mellon University are among the colleges who breached $50,000 this spring with their annual tuition increases. Boston University is now […]

Senior Stories: The Doctor, Dan Sagalovich

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. Dan Sagalovich is going to medical […]

Staff Editorial: Commencement is what you make it

It’s that time again. With the culture of critique that exists at GW, it’s no surprise that the selection of a Commencement speaker is always a point of controversy. But this weekend is about one thing only – the graduates. It is inevitable that you won’t enjoy some of the festivities, speakers, or choices made […]

Speaker | School of Business: Consulting executive Judith Muhlberg

Judith Muhlberg, who works for the consulting firm Gagen MacDonald, will be the keynote speaker for the business school graduation ceremony Friday. As a consultant, Muhlberg devised a plan to help save United Airlines from bankruptcy. Muhlberg, who is the parent of graduating senior Erika Muhlberg, first worked in the the White House communications office […]