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.

Engineering in period of growth, dean says

Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences David Dolling reminded graduates that engineers and computer scientists are in high demand, during his address at the SEAS graduation ceremony Saturday evening in the Smith Center. Dolling said graduates will enter the world during a period of growth for engineering, which demand the skills students […]

SEC chair urges Law graduates to advocate for the less fortunate

Web Exclusive More than 700 graduates, several with their young children in tow, walked across the stage in a nearly full Smith Center to receive their Juris Doctorate and advanced law degrees Sunday afternoon at the GW Law School diploma ceremony. Mary L. Schapiro, the first female head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, urged […]

ESIA grads encouraged to witness history

An assistant secretary of state told graduating Elliott School of International Affairs students they will one day look back and reflect on all the historic changes they have witnessed. Rose Gottemoeller, assistant secretary of state for the Office of Verification, Compliance and Implementation at the State Department, said throughout the course of their lives, students […]

Environmental executive tells graduates of the CPS to lead by example

Web Exclusive Michelle Moore, a federal environmental executive for President Barack Obama, urged graduates of the College of Professional Studies to remain focused on the “extraordinary importance of people” as they embark on their careers. “That’s something that’s not always evident if you’re focused on environmental initiatives,” Moore said during the Saturday evening ceremony in […]

The Year in Review

While some GW teams found success in 2009-2010, others will put a tough year behind them as they look to build toward next season. No GW team brought home any championship hardware in 2009-2010, although both tennis teams came within a match of winning their respective conference tournaments. For the men’s and women’s basketball teams […]

Staff Editorial: In need of more information

In the wake of a tragedy on campus, the GW community should look to the University for direct information, condolences and help for grieving students. For these reasons, GW’s insufficient response to the loss of one of its own is sad and disconcerting. A week after the accidental death of biomedical engineering student Taylor Hubbard, […]

King spends Commencement with first lady Obama

Like most seniors getting their diplomas over the weekend, Travis King was excited for University-wide Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, the final event of his GW career. King’s experience on Sunday was a little different than that of most seniors, however. While his classmates jockeyed for seats in the early morning hours on Sunday, King already […]

Sophomore dies after fall from window

Sophomore Taylor Hubbard died Sunday morning after falling from a fifth-story window in Guthridge Hall. He was 20. Hubbard, a biomedical engineering student from Lexington, Md, was taken off life support and died shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Hubbard’s father told The Hatchet. Hubbard was brought to the GW Hospital at 4:25 a.m. Saturday […]

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg: Does it take all kinds?

GW has and deserves a top-notch faculty with superb academic credentials and, frequently, experience in the professional realm that few schools can match. But when seeking faculty, we need to leaven the academic bread more than we currently do, and more than most institutions do. At GW, faculty perform research, they seek knowledge and they […]

Obama addresses class of 2010

Against a picturesque backdrop on the National Mall, in front of 5,000 graduates and their families, first lady Michelle Obama challenged the graduating class to “keep going” with the University’s dedication to community service Sunday morning at the University-wide Commencement ceremony. Obama – who received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from the University […]