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 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 […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday GW Hosts Tibetan Buddhist Artifacts Wind down from finals while exploring religious objects from Tibetan monasteries. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Marvin Center second-floor display cases Sponsored by the Department of Religion and the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery Wednesday GW Toastmasters Meeting Come practice your public speaking skills and learn how to catch […]

Federal employers covet college grads

Correction appended Todd Jasper started working security at the Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach, Calif., four years ago. Now, the graduating senior will work at the Department of Homeland Security – one of a growing number of students to secure government jobs out of college. The job market is especially good for GW […]

Study faults University for academics

University officials said last week that GW scored below average for academic involvement in a prominent higher education survey from 2007, though the school was rated highly for study abroad and internship work. GW performed far above the national average in the 2007 National Survey of Student Engagement for levels of involvement in activities like […]

Senior Stories: The NBA Manager, Alyssa Greco

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. Growing up in Bluebell, Pa., Alyssa […]

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 […]