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.

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. […]

CEO urges business grads to volunteer

The former president and CEO of USA Weekend encouraged graduate students in the School of Business to take time to volunteer on the board of a nonprofit as a way to give back to the community during the graduate school’s ceremony Friday evening. “In every job, in every business, we can find ways to connect […]

Monumental Celebration draws modest crowd

Despite drawing fewer students and family members for the second year in a row, Union Station attracted a crowd of graduates and friends Saturday night to enjoy live music, food, drinks, and of course, dancing. The Monumental Celebration, a gala held for graduates and their families, drew only 900 students, family members and administrators, Executive […]

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, […]