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.

International students honored

Senior Ingmar Waterloh’s father once told him he should be able to make it in the world with nothing but a toothbrush in his pocket. After completing his undergraduate education at GW, the international student from Aachen, Germany finally feels he can live up to that advice. Waterloh is one of 545 international students graduating […]

Board officially removes graduation fee

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to stop charging seniors a $100 graduation fee at the governing body’s May 13 meeting, a highly expected move after student leaders lobbied for the much-maligned fee’s removal throughout the spring. The Class of 2012 will be the first class to have a graduation without fees. The charge is […]

On exit, seniors relive years as ‘Vernies’

Graduating seniors who lived on the Mount Vernon Campus freshman year boarded the Vern Express Tuesday to rekindle old friendships and say goodbye to the campus they once called home. In a room furnished with portraits of former presidents of the Mount Vernon College for Women, the school GW acquired in 1996, students reminisced about […]

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 […]