May 16, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 2

Stories from the May 16, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Lyndsey Wajert: The philosophy department’s Vern complex

A recent episode involving the philosophy department and Peg Barratt, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, has me concerned – and even a bit embarrassed – about the future of the Mount Vernon Campus. Residents of the Vern have often complained about the non-satellite (but really, sort-of-satellite) campus. Yes, it is located […]

With jokes, Bloomberg sends off Class of 2011

Rain clouds cleared as nearly 7,000 graduates took over the National Mall May 15 to collect their degrees, marking the first graduating class to have spent their entire growth at GW with University President Steven Knapp. “These are the students who started when I started. I was a freshman the same time they were,” Knapp […]

Teacher tells of education’s successes

The first ever keynote speaker at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s graduation ceremony implored graduates to spread the news about the positive experiences gained in their classrooms, emphasizing that educators have the power to change the tone of discussion about the state of America’s education system. Matthew Tosiello, a third grade teacher […]

Nursing school marks first graduation

A leader in the field of nursing told the School of Nursing’s inaugural class May 13 they will have a hands-on role in crafting the future of health care in America. Geraldine Bednash, chief executive officer and executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, told the group of about 80 that they […]

Class of 2011 raises record funds

The Class of 2011 raised more than $77,000 for the Senior Class Gift campaign, almost a third of which will go to an emergency scholarship fund for students. The seniors exceeded last year’s class by almost $3,000, with a last-minute anonymous gift boosting the total by $13,000. About $28,000 will go to the Ronald Howard […]

Doctorates hooded as part of tradition

University Provost Steven Lerman welcomed more than 270 of GW’s doctoral candidates into “the community of scholars” the evening of May 12, charging them to “keep their thirst for knowledge alive throughout their careers.” Lerman and a faculty member placed a hood on the robe of each doctorate recipient representing the type of degree earned […]

Letter to the Editor

Collaborating to make a stronger dean search This letter is in response to an article printed May 9, “Dean names second GSPM interim executive director,” regarding the status of proposals for Graduate School of Political Management director as called for by the school’s adjunct faculty, students and alumni. We are listening and making changes. Under […]

Allums to leave women’s team

Shooting guard Kye Allums will not return to the court for the Colonials next season. Allums, the first transgender basketball player in NCAA Division I history, will likely undergo the first steps in a gender reassignment surgery this summer. “I have decided to no longer compete for the women’s basketball team at George Washington University,” […]

Kelsey Rohwer: The ex factor: hooking up with a former fling

The coming of summer raises many questions. Do I remember how to drive? Can I wear white pants yet? Summer internship or summer classes? While all these are legitimate, their answers are simple: probably not, who cares and why not both. One question, though, lingers in our thoughts the entire way home, and it’s legitimate: […]