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.


In “Republican senator says Dems can win in 2008” (April 24, Web extra), The Hatchet misattributed a quotation, “by any measure,” to Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.). Moderator Frank Sesno said the quote. In “Tickets not needed for Mall event” (May 12, p. B14), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Executive Director of University Events Kathryn Bugg […]

Graduates let loose at dance

Correction appended The soaring spaces of Union Station provided the backdrop Saturday night for this year’s Monumental Celebration, held annually for graduates and their families. More than 2,000 seniors, friends and family members packed the historic building for an evening full of dancing and desserts. “I feel like it’s a great opportunity to have fun […]

McKeown leaves GW basketball after 19 years

Updated Tuesday, June 10 Related: Timeline | 19 years in Foggy Bottom Women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown, who holds the most wins of any coach in GW and A-10 women’s basketball history, resigned this June to take the same position at Northwestern University after 19 years in Foggy Bottom. McKeown officially announced his decision June […]

Family matters with alma mater

When Jacob Kenner couldn’t secure enough Commencement tickets for all the family members that were scheduled to come for his son’s graduation this Sunday, he made a call to the Office of Alumni Relations. He told them that when he graduated from GW as an undergraduate in 1970, the Kent State shootings forced a cancellation […]

Staff Editorial: GWorld 2.0 puts flash over function

Soon, you may be able to touch your GWorld to a sensor instead of swiping, or use it as a debit card to pay for your meal at J Street. Unfortunately, J Street will still be the same unappealing place where you must spend your Colonial Cash, Gelman Library will still be old and tuition […]

Alex Byers: Say it ain’t so, Joe

Related: McKeown leaves GW after 19 years | Timeline Say it ain’t so, Joe. Say you’re not leaving Foggy Bottom for suburban Chicago. Tell us you’re coming back to GW and turning your brand new roster into a third-straight Sweet 16 appearance. Coming back to take new names like Tara Booker and Tiana Myers and […]

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 […]