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.

University will not arm UPD officers

After nearly a year of review, GW has decided not to arm University Police Department officers, University President Steven Knapp announced last week. Knapp said he made his decision two weeks ago after an exploratory study by the security consultation company James Lee Witt Associates found “no compelling justification for providing firearms to the University […]

2009 Commencement Speakers

Commencement Speakers White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is the keynote speaker and will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree. Known as an aggressive politician, Emanuel reportedly once sent a dead fish to a pollster he disagreed with. Emanuel cut off his finger while working at Arby’s and infected it while swimming […]

Passing the ball

Nate Andorsky, Kevin Meehan and Andy Ritter became friends due to their common interest in sports. But this spring they also became business partners, forming a program that turned their passion into service. That’s why they started Fair Catch, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of local athletes. Formally commenced in March, Fair Catch […]

Senior Stories: Laura Henry: Combining theater and academics

Many GW students would say that they are most comfortable walking the halls of Congress or taking time to intern on a political campaign. But for Laura Henry, the place where she excels the most is the theater. A senior graduating with a double major in dramatic literature and English, Henry differs from most of […]

Professor creates iPhone application to help users quit smoking

Apple iPhone users can listen to music, send text messages and now – thanks to a couple of GW faculty members – quit smoking. My Quitline is a free iPhone application that allows users to instant message and speak over the phone with trained quit-smoking counselors from the National Cancer Institute Quitline. The application was […]

Alternative site information

Commencement will be held on the National Mall rain or shine. However, if the weather becomes inclement – if it begins to thunder and lightning – the ceremony will be moved indoors. The University hopes to use the Verizon Center as the alternate site location, however because the Washington Capitals hockey team is in the […]

University selects nine new PAFs

Nine graduating seniors have been selected as the newest batch of Presidential Administrative Fellows – high-achieving students who receive free graduate school tuition from GW in exchange for working for the University. Next year’s PAFs are Daniel Bernstein, Sandra Perez, Christopher Diaz, Collin Stevenson, Brittany Plavchak, Anna Phillips, Selam Bedada, Corey Barenbrugge and Natalie Kaplan. […]

SAC expands Grad Week activities

Coordinators of Grad Week, a list of activities for seniors in their last week of college, have increased advertising and added new events in an effort to attract more participants. The week consists of a variety of events, ranging from bar nights at McFadden’s Saloon and an Atlantic City trip to a commemorative class photograph […]