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.

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 […]

A time for fun at Union Station

Graduating seniors traded their caps and gowns for cocktail dresses and suits, dancing alongside family, friends and administrators at the annual Monumental Celebration Saturday night. The 17th annual Monumental Celebration took place in the Main Hall of the stately Union Station and featured live music, food, drinks, balloon artists and free caricature portraits. University spokeswoman […]

Staff Editorial: Bright hopes on a cloudy day

Under the shadowy sky of this year’s Commencement, the bright theme of dedication to public service ran high. Being one of the top contributors to Teach for America and the Peace Corps, GW students have consistently displayed their commitment to public service after graduation. In early April, an editorial in The Hatchet called upon the […]

Knapp preaches responsibility at doctoral hooding

University President Steven Knapp applauded the 250 recipients of doctoral degrees and urged them to follow in the footsteps of other GW alumni at the doctoral hooding ceremony Friday afternoon in Lisner Auditorium. In the traditional ceremony, which has roots in the 14th century, doctoral degree recipients from a variety of colleges in the University […]

Andrew Pazdon: Constitutional marriage concerns

Washington, D.C., seems to have its finger on the pulse of the hot-button issues of our era. First the District caused the Supreme Court to give a definitive ruling on firearms rights and a concrete definition of the Second Amendment. Now, the D.C. City Council is challenging Congress to take up the issue of same-sex […]

School of Business: Former SEC chair discusses career paths

A former Securities and Exchange Commission leader injected humor into her remarks about the uncertain job market awaiting School of Business graduates at the school’s undergraduate ceremony on Friday afternoon. Former SEC chairman Cynthia Glassman delivered the keynote address in the Smith Center, imparting wisdom to more than 400 degree candidates. She served as an […]

School of Business: Volkswagen CEO advises grad students

Stefan Jacoby, president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen of America, urged doctoral and graduate students in the GW School of Business to be respectful of other cultures in the global economy at the school’s graduation ceremony Friday night. Jacoby – who has lived all over the world in countries like Germany, the Netherlands, and […]

The year in GW sports

It was an up-and-down year throughout GW athletics. No team brought home an Atlantic 10 Championship and both basketball squads saw their seasons end earlier than they might have hoped. Still, plenty was accomplished across the broad spectrum of Colonials sports. Even without championship hardware, teams excelled in their own right, racking up regular season […]