May 17, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 2

Stories from the May 17, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Class of 2014’s yield rate highest in recent history

The incoming freshman class of 2014 will boast the highest yield rate in recent memory, a University official said last week. The University’s yield rate – or the percentage of admitted students who submit deposits to attend GW – increased to 37.4 percent this year, with 2,500 of the 6,670 admitted students submitting deposits, Kathryn […]

Staff Editorial: Remembering Taylor Hubbard

Even as GW seniors eagerly accept their diplomas and experience a once-in-a-lifetime sense of opportunity and elation, the GW community is not immune to the deep sadness of the loss of sophomore Taylor Hubbard. Hubbard, who fell out of a fifth floor window in Guthridge Hall early Saturday morning, passed away at GW Hospital on […]

Phillip Ensler: How ‘Thirsty Thurston’ won’t dry up

After reading about GW Housing Program’s plan to house a variety of student communities in Thurston Hall next year, I could not help but laugh at the absurdity of having substance-free students living in the place unofficially dubbed “Thirsty Thurston” by GW students. The decision to place such a community in Thurston is obtuse for […]

Lehman bids farewell to doctoral recipients

Thursday night’s Doctoral Hooding Ceremony marked a milestone for GW’s outgoing Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. After 38 years at GW – 14 of which were spent as one of the University’s highest academic officers – Donald Lehman addressed the nearly 300 doctoral candidates at GW for the last time. In his final charge […]

Phi Beta Kappa Society inducts 200 members

Nearly 200 graduating seniors were inducted Friday afternoon into the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, the country’s most prestigious honor society. University President Steven Knapp said the honor society – which accepts only 10 percent of graduates from universities involved with the organization – boasts a membership of 17 presidents as well as many distinguished GW […]

Graduates share faith, music, prayer at Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony

Web Exclusive Families and graduates gathered Saturday morning to share faith, music and prayer at the University’s annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Ceremony. The annual spiritual event drew a crowd of more than 150 and included reflections from five graduating seniors and a keynote address by John Edward Hasse, curator of American Music for the Smithsonian Institution’s […]

U.S. Military commissions nine GW NROTC graduates

Against the backdrop of the United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., nine GW Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps students became military officers Friday morning. A total of 24 students from GW, Georgetown, Howard, the University of Maryland, and Catholic were commissioned as Navy ensigns and Marine Corps second lieutenants at the early […]

SMHS graduates share stories of perseverance at graduation ceremony

Vice President for Health Affairs John Williams urged graduates in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences to strive to their fullest potential Saturday afternoon. Williams advised graduates to do their best, “not the best on the planet, but the best that you can.” Williams’ address was followed by graduates and professors who shared their […]