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.

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 […]

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 […]