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.

BloomBars cultivates and grows D.C. arts

The arts are blossoming at BloomBars in Columbia Heights. Started three years ago by Howard University alumnus John Chambers, BloomBars offers a welcoming space for artists to learn, grow and share their work with the D.C. community. With a background in social marketing and communications, Chambers said he has often sought to build a community […]

Students, alumni share GW memories

Alumni shared memories of their times at GW at the Legacy Reception May 13, ranging from finding love in Thurston Hall to how they have used their GW connections to launch impressive careers. For Steven and Julie Lifton, GW holds a special place in their hearts. The two met in Thurston Hall when Steven was […]

Honors society inducts new members

After four years of late-night studying, endless research and dozens of exams, nearly 200 of GW’s brightest students were rewarded for their hard work and welcomed into the country’s most prestigious honors society. Close to 150 seniors and 28 juniors were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Friday, an academic fraternity that requires members, along with […]

Studying your passion

Last year, 376 students graduated with degrees in political science, 320 with degrees in psychology and 184 with degrees in economics. Only six students left GW with degrees in dramatic literature. Dramatic literature is one of GW’s unique majors with few students, but high levels of dedication and interest. This year, the dramatic literature major […]

Speakers say friendships will well serve GW’s future doctors

Medical school is a lot like changing a diaper, Craig Michael Forleiter, the student speaker at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences celebration, said. “There are many different approaches to it, but if you’re not focused you may end up covered in feces,” he joked. The graduates, besides having to secure their focus for […]

Shake Shack bringing green edge to District burger scene

Hamburgers in D.C. have become a district delicacy, with established and successful burger joints like Ray’s Hell Burger and Good Stuff Eatery dominating the scene. But these eateries are about to get even more competition, as Shake Shack opens its doors May 17. The self-described modern, “road-side” burger joint will be opening its doors at […]

Three added to Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees approved three new members and honored a retiring 11-year veteran of the group with trustee emeritus status in their meeting May 13. The board voted unanimously in favor of Gary Granoff’s nomination as a trustee emeritus. The alumnus said he hopes to organize the emeritus trustees and to “reactivate them and […]

Treasury secretary sends off law school graduates

The former Secretary of the Treasury added humor to his address at the GW Law School’s Diploma Ceremony Sunday, turning anecdotes from his career into lessons for the Class of 2011. The Honorable John W. Snow shared how he was called before the Senate Ways and Means Committee to defend the government’s 2004 budget. One […]

Students urged to boost public health

Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services Lynn Goldman urged the school’s graduating class to remember their goals should be to help people live longer and happier lives. “Your GW experience does not end today. It continues from this day forward… In short, don’t be a stranger. Stay in touch with us,” […]