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.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transporation to the National Mall

Metro service The Metro system opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. To get to the Commencement ceremony, guests may take the Metro to the Smithsonian or L’Enfant Plaza station (near the Smithsonian Castle) on the Blue and Orange lines and walk toward the Capitol for seating. Guests may take the Metro to the GWU/Foggy Bottom […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor

A science center by any other name A recent article (“Univ. to take on more debt to build SEC,” April 16) notes that the University will need to borrow funds to pay for the initial construction of the new Science and Engineering Complex. In my view, upgrading and expanding facilities is vitally important to improve […]