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.

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 […]

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 […]