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.

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 […]

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 […]

Slate comedy festival is no joke

If there is one thing that keeps receSs going, it’s history and tradition. For almost 20 years, GW’s only comedy group has delivered sketches, video and improvisation to audiences looking for an easy laugh. The return of Slate: The World College Comedy Festival this weekend marked the return of an old tradition – but also […]

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 […]

Disability services information

For guests attending University Commencement, wheelchair accessible buses will be available to and from the National Mall from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The University parking garages are also wheelchair accessible. Shuttle buses with wheelchair lifts will pick up passengers at Rice Hall located at 2121 Eye St. NW and bring guests as close as […]

To Do in the District

Despite the stress of finals, job searches and apartment hunts, GW students will still need to find a way to entertain their families between Commencement ceremonies and graduation parties. If the monument tour seems like a tired option, there’s hope – try these ideas to help visiting friends and relatives enjoy the nation’s capital. Places […]