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.

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,” […]


Wednesday Graduate program info session Hear faculty talk about GW School of Business graduate programs. Duques Hall, Sixth floor – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Climate change conference Attend discussions by experts on the impact of climate change in developing nations. 1957 E Street, Room 602 – 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday Summer Residence hall move-in […]

Tapscott honored as multicultural leader

Students honored the leadership of Michael Tapscott in a ceremony earlier this month, saying the director of GW’s Multicultural Student Services Center created a better University for students of all races. The Black Student Union presented Tapscott with a lifetime achievement award for his work in bringing together students of multicultural backgrounds as the director […]

Staff Editorial: The library students deserve

Hallelujah. From freshmen to seniors, most of the student body had one common complaint all year: Gelman Library. In fact, a shared hatred for the library might be one of the few uniting veins pulsing through students of all years at GW. The Board of Trustees decided at a meeting May 13 that it would […]

Graduate School of Political Management expands director search

In its second search for an executive director this year, the Graduate School of Political Management will broaden the search process to better represent stakeholders’ interests and allow for a more diverse candidate pool. The expansion of the search comes after pleas for participation from faculty, alumni and students, who criticized College of Professional Studies […]

Unlicensed vendors caught in Foggy Bottom

Regulatory officials shut down Wednesday three unlicensed vendors who were buying books from students and selling boxes on the Foggy Bottom Campus. A D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs investigator was on campus that day for other business, issued citations to the operators and ordered the businesses to shut down, DCRA Legislative Affairs Specialist […]

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 […]