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.

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 […]

CCAS professor offers reassuring advice at first ceremony

At the first graduation ceremony of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, associate professor of media and public affairs Lisa St. Clair Harvey brought a little magic. Literally. As the faculty speaker, Harvey donned a wizard cap and told the audience the hat signified the magic that happens within the walls of GW’s classrooms. […]

Knapp taps safety and security ‘czar’

University President Steven Knapp announced last Friday that a White House National Security official would be the University’s new senior associate vice president for safety and security. Darrell Darnell is tasked with the “development and management of the Safety and Security Program” for the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology campuses. Darnell […]

Second CCAS ceremony looks to the future

A beloved anthropology and international affairs professor urged the second crop of graduates in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences to strive toward its goals Saturday afternoon at the school’s second graduation ceremony. Associate professor Stephen Lubkemann addressed the hundreds of graduates and their families, rousing laughter from the crowd with anecdotes about his […]

Board of Trustees elects nine new members

The University’s Board of Trustees added nine new members Friday afternoon, including a major Hollywood actress and a specialist on American foreign policy. Actress Kerry Washington; adviser to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, Christopher Bright; former Acting Navy Secretary B.J. Penn; J. Richard Knop, co-founder of the Windsor Group, LLC; clinical professor of medicine at the […]

GSEHD dean gives final address

America has made progress in education equality, Graduate School of Education and Human Development Dean Mary Futrell said during her school’s graduation ceremony Saturday morning, but added that reform has not gone far enough. In her graduation ceremony as dean, Futrell referenced the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, the Voting Rights Act […]

Board approves School of Nursing

The University’s highest governing body approved a proposal to add a School of Nursing to GW’s Virginia Science and Technology campus Friday morning. The school is expected to launch next July. GW currently offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral nursing practice degrees through the Department of Nursing Education, a section of the School of Medicine and […]

School of Business’ namesake touts power of giving back

The last time Henry “Ric” Duqu?s spoke at a School of Business graduation ceremony, School of Business Dean Susan Phillips announced a $5 million gift from Duqu?s and his wife to name Duqu?s Hall. Eight years later, Duqu?s told more than 400 graduates to exercise honesty in their work, citing “business missteps” that have occurred […]

Seniors raise record $75,000

The class of 2010 raised about $75,000 during the Senior Class Gift campaign, nearly $25,000 more than the class of 2009, the chair of the Senior Class Gift Committee announced last Thursday. About $31,000 of the record-breaking $74,838 raised will be given to Gelman Library, said Kelley Stokes, chair of the Senior Class Gift Committee. […]