May 18, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 2

Stories from the May 18, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former solicitor general addresses law students

Web Extra Friends and family packed the Smith Center Sunday afternoon to watch about 700 law students receive their degrees during the GW Law School’s diploma ceremony. The school awarded 540 Juris Doctorate degrees and 166 advanced law degrees while more than 3,000 guests filled the gymnasium, said Trent Wilee, a Smith Center event manager. […]

D.C. councilmember addresses professional studies graduates

Web Extra Students of all ages were given a message of strength Saturday night at their graduation from the College of Professional Studies and Graduate School of Political Management. D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, served as the keynote speaker, telling nearly 150 graduates in Lisner Auditorium to make the best of every situation. “You […]

Students inducted into highest honor society

Web Extra Proud parents crowded the stage at Lisner Auditorium Saturday for the induction ceremony for Phi Beta Kappa, an honor society that inducts only 1 percent of college graduates nationwide. The new members of Phi Beta Kappa joined the ranks of leaders in what Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman said is […]

Josh Hock: Average Joes or Average Einsteins?

In the long-standing tradition of modern academics, the letters “A, B, C, D and F” have seemed to hold greater meaning alone than composing words. Yet, the phenomenon of “grade inflation” has forced some to question the value of letter grades and thus the merit of students’ academic records. Consistent and widespread reports featured in […]

SPHHS celebrates its largest graduating class

Web Extra Small bottles of hand sanitizer were handed out to family, friends and the nearly 200 graduates of the School of Public Health and Health Services at the school’s graduation ceremony Saturday, a gesture to prevent the spread of swine flu at GW, Interim Dean Josef Reum quipped. The graduating class is the largest […]

Notebook: Allbritton signs with Texas school

Men’s basketball transfer Matt Allbritton has signed to play for the University of Texas-Pan American, Allbritton confirmed last week. The school, located in Allbritton’s home state of Texas, is one of 16 independent teams in NCAA Division I. In online correspondence with The Hatchet, Allbritton said his new school’s location was a factor in his […]

Professor Frank Sesno approved to lead School of Media and Public Affairs

Professor Frank Sesno will be the new director of the School of Media and Public Affairs after being selected by the SMPA faculty and approved by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Dean Peg Barratt, University officials said Friday. Board of Trustees Chairman Russell Ramsey announced at Friday’s board meeting that Sesno would take […]

SMHS accrediting body will return in October

Web Extra The School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ accrediting body will return to campus and review the school’s progress in October, one year after the body placed the school on a two-year academic probation. In a letter to GW medical students, faculty and residents, SMHS Dean James Scott said the Liaison Committee on Medical […]

Celebrating faith at GW

Themes of service and togetherness resounded in the Western Presbyterian Church sanctuary Friday afternoon for the Interfaith Baccalaureate ceremony, a spiritual event that traditionally marks the beginning of Commencement weekend. Five graduating seniors and the head of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts spoke at the event, each highlighting the importance of supporting one […]

Staff Editorial: A welcome nomination

Last month, Lee Huebner, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, announced that he would not be back next year. On Friday, University officials announced that Frank Sesno has been named the new director after a unanimous vote from SMPA faculty and approval from the dean of the Columbian College of Arts and […]