May 9, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 1

Stories from the May 9, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Doug Cohen: Prioritizing classroom costs amid campus growth

The cost of college is under scrutiny once again. Today, the topic under the microscope is university spending on academics. While some of us like to think that when we drop off our tuition bill, it goes immediately to cover our expenses alone – our classrooms, our professors, our instruction – there is a great […]

University questions UCC fee structure

The University is re-examining the University Counseling Center fee structure after a junior committed suicide on campus last month. The decision to start actively discussing ways to eliminate the fee – a longtime source of disgruntlement at GW – comes after junior Ismail Ginwala was found dead in his City Hall residence hall room on […]


Monday Head coach press conference Attend men’s basketball coach Mike Lonergan’s first press conference. Smith Center – 12 to 3 p.m. Tuesday Inter-American Democratic Charter Listen to Ambassador Hugo de Zela, the permanent representative of Peru to the Organization of American States, at a roundtable discussion. 1957 E street, room 602 – 5 to 7 […]

2011 Commencement speakers

University-wide Commencement Speaker New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will give the keynote address at this year’s University-wide Commencement ceremony. Bloomberg has pushed for crime reduction, education reforms and other initiatives in the city over the past decade since his election in 2001. Noted for his philanthropy, Bloomberg will receive an honorary doctorate for public […]

Annu Subramanian: Where tradition meets innovation

While capitalism has been the vaunted soundtrack to our American lifestyle for decades, the discussion had somehow remained on the sidelines when in reference to liberal arts education. That is, until now. All of the sudden, a true liberal arts education is evaluated like it’s a luxury product, and any German car dealer can tell […]

Commencement Calendar

Monday, May 9 Class Council’s Senior Class BBQ5 to 8 p.m., Anniversary Park Grad Night Out8:30 to 11:30 p.m., Dupont Circle Tuesday, May 10 Athletics Commencement 3 p.m., Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre Senior Night8 to 11:30 p.m., Foggy Bottom Wednesday, May 11 International Students Reception 4 p.m., Alumni House, 1918 F St. NW Thursday, May […]