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.

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 […]

Evan Schwartz: Why GW can’t do what Kagan did

Solicitor General Elena Kagan will likely be confirmed to the Supreme Court in the next few weeks, making her the fourth female Supreme Court Justice in history. But Kagan is under scrutiny as the confirmation process progresses, and she is facing backlash thanks to a decision she made while she was Dean of Harvard Law […]

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 […]