May 11, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 1

Stories from the May 11, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Verizon Center may be unavailable as backup site

One of Washington’s professional sports teams is throwing a wrench into the University’s Commencement plans. With Commencement just one week away, the University could have to hold Commencement in the Smith Center because the Verizon Center, the backup site in recent years, might be unavailable due to the Washington Capitals’ playoff schedule. The Smith Center, […]

Senior Stories: Mark Smith: Not your average sex study

Mark Smith has spent his time at GW trying to unravel a concept that many others have never even considered: human asexuality. The lack of sexual attraction in humans, says Smith, is a subject that has been explored from a psychological perspective. But what he believes distinguishes his study is that it is the first […]

Swine flu cases prompt media frenzy on campus

Web Extra Television stations, newspapers and blogs covered breaking news ten days ago that the District’s first two probable cases of the swine flu were students at GW. In the days following the May 1 press conference held by the University and D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty’s Office that announced the two probable cases, news cameras […]

Seeing Korea through a different lens

Seoul, South Korea – In Korea, a year living in the country makes you an old-timer. Normally, it takes just six months for a foreign student or English teacher to arrive, absorb, and depart. I can count the Americans whom I know to have lived here for more than a few years on one hand. […]

Staff Editorial: A responsive mindset

The beginning of this semester was filled with mixed emotions. The general elation surrounding the Inauguration was replaced only three days later, as GW found out that sophomore Laura Treanor, who was The Hatchet’s contributing life editor and a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority, had passed away. We have since learned that her […]

Monumental Celebration tickets still available

Web Extra Correction appended Tickets are still available for Monumental Celebration – an annual cocktail gala for GW graduates and their families held at Union Station on the eve of Commencement. University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said it is “not unusual” that tickets will still be available up until the event begins at 8:30 p.m. on […]

Israel lobbyists honor student organization

A pro-Israel student organization was nationally recognized last week at the 2009 American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Policy Conference with a prestigious award given to students who demonstrate excellence in pro-Israel advocacy. More than 400 other colleges and universities from all 50 states participated in AIPAC activities this year but only “GW Acting Politically for […]

Commencement Calendar

Friday, May 15, 2009 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony 8 a.m., The United States Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima) Elliott School of International Affairs Celebration 11 a.m., Smith Center, tickets required GW Legacy Family Reception 1 p.m., Alumni House Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 1:30 p.m., Lisner Auditorium, tickets required University Interfaith Baccalaureate Service […]

New Smithsonian design approved

Correction appended The newest Smithsonian addition, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is expected to stand out as an architectural statement on the National Mall, Smithsonian officials said at a press conference in April. The museum was approved by Congress six years ago, but the Smithsonian announced just last month that a […]