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.

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 […]

Law School: Senator pushes public service

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) recounted his own decorated record during the Law School graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon at the Smith Center to encourage new graduates to enter into public service careers. The Hawaiian senator, who graduated from GW Law School in 1952, encouraged the graduates to use their degrees to see beyond “wealth and […]

Navy commissions new officers

Navy commanders commissioned 16 GW students as military officers at a Navy ROTC ceremony Friday morning in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. Keynote speaker Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan Jr., president of the Military Officers Association of America, said the 29 GW Navy ROTC ensigns – who are from Catholic, Georgetown, Maryland and GW – […]

Crew: An early finish

Before the senior class walked down the National Mall, 10 seniors on the crew team graduated in a special ceremony in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday afternoon. The team competed in the Eastern Sprints race on Sunday and missed Commencement. To compensate, the University organized a special ceremony for the graduates and their families. University […]

ESIA alum: apply your degree

New responsibilities come with an Elliott School of International Affairs diploma, said Roger Cressey, president of Good Harbor Consulting Group, at the school’s graduation ceremony Friday in the Smith Center. Cressey, the keynote speaker for the ceremony, and a 1991 alumnus, urged students to take everything they were taught and apply it to future situations. […]