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.

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 […]

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 […]