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 graduate O’Connor starts, falls for Nationals

Mike O’Connor’s pitching motion isn’t overly distinct. But when he coils his body, reaches his long left arm far back and releases a fastball, it’s like he is really willing the ball across home plate. Almost like he’s trying to will himself back into the major leagues – this time, to stay. It’s a task […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crime Log

Assault 5/2/08 – Thurston Hall – 2:05 a.m. – case closed The University Police Department was sent to the lobby of the residence hall to assess an intoxicated female student. While taking a sobriety test, the student shouted profanities, resisted being handcuffed and spit at one of the officers. The subject was transported by the […]