May 19, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 2

Stories from the May 19, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A celebration of faiths

University President Steven Knapp said people of deep faith can use their strong religious devotion to do good things in the face of great evil at the annual Interfaith Baccalaureate ceremony Friday. Speaking at the Western Presbyterian Church on Virginia Avenue, Knapp recalled a recent evening he spent with South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who […]

Donald Parsons: GW’s Great White Whale

A university headed by an English professor needs no reminder that the Pequod and all but one on board were doomed by an obsession. The obsession in GW’s case is the inclusion of a massive, precariously funded science building in the Campus Plan. The need for new science facilities is great. For decades the sciences […]

Niketa Brar: It’s just not going to happen

So maybe we are at summer camp after all. The University recently announced that they will soon launch a new campus unity campaign targeting the oft-heard complaint that this campus just does not have any spirit. “GW Olympathon” aims to bring students together in a competition which sounds reminiscent of middle school P.E. – but […]

Diana Kugel: Raising the bar for language education

As you leave Foggy Bottom this spring, you may think that GW is going to hibernate until you return next fall. Fortunately, things don’t quite work that way, and one of the projects occurring in the ensuing months is a re-examination of the general curriculum requirements. Hopefully language education will play a significant role in […]

Letter to the Editor

Why I’m not giving a senior gift I understand the importance of alumni support, but I feel like the constant pressure to donate before we’ve even graduated is inappropriate. While I’m overall pleased with my educational experience here at GW, I don’t think I need to give a gift at this time, and quite frankly, […]

School of Medicine: Provost welcomes graduates into medical community

Graduates at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences graduation ceremony were warned not to strain their muscles in any self-congratulatory accolades Saturday afternoon in Lisner Auditorium. University Provost John “Skip” Williams told graduates at the School of Medicine and Health Services that they have worked hard during their time at GW, but should be […]

Hatchet named best non-daily in nation

The Society of Professional Journalists named The Hatchet the best non-daily student newspaper in the nation for the second time in five years. The Hatchet beat out newspapers in 12 SPJ regions around the country to win the national award, after winning the Mark of Excellence award for best non-daily newspaper in the region last […]

GSEHD: Dean urges continued learning

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Dean Mary Hatwood Futrell told graduates at the school’s graduation ceremony Saturday morning in Smith Center to continue their drive for knowledge even after they leave GW. Futrell said education should be a lifelong endeavor. “Never stop learning and never stop examining the world around you,” she said. […]

Beck makes WNBA Storm

Former Colonial Kim Beck became the sixth GW graduate to make a WNBA squad Friday when she earned a roster spot on the Seattle Storm. The Storm drafted Beck in the third round of the WNBA draft April 9, and Beck had been participating in the team’s training camp and preseason match-ups through last week. […]

School of Business: NewAlliance CEO advises grad students

Peyton R. Patterson, chairman, president and CEO of NewAlliance Bancshares and NewAlliance Bank, told the graduate students of the School of Business Friday that if they want to move up in their careers, they must understand their companies. Patterson, who received her masters at GW in 1983, gave the keynote address at the ceremony in […]