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.

Officials plan contest to promote class bonding

The University plans to launch a school-wide competition this fall to encourage class bonding and community building, officials said this week. The program, dubbed GW Olympathon, is being developed by members of Student and Academic Support Services to encourage students to attend campus events and programming. Senior administrators from SASS said most of the specifics […]

Two dismissed from men’s basketball

Freshman Miles Beatty and junior Cheyenne Moore, two scholarship athletes, have been dismissed from the men’s basketball team, the athletic department announced last week. Head coach Karl Hobbs had previously suspended Beatty for violating a team rule, and the guard sat out the final seven games of the year. “Certain expectations are placed on our […]

Past leaders, prominent alumni receive degrees

Besides the Commencement address, there will only be two other non-student featured speeches on the Mall this weekend – and both will be from former GW leaders. The GW Board of Trustees chose former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and former Board of Trustees Chairman Charles Manatt to receive honorary degrees this year and to […]

Trachtenberg joins Bush delegation to Israel

Monday, May 12, 7:68 p.m Former University president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will be traveling to Israel with President George W. Bush as part of an honorary delegation to celebrate the country’s 60th anniversary, according to a White House press release. The delegation of about 80 members will attend celebrations on Wednesday and Thursday. Trachtenberg, who […]

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 […]