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.

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: […]

Graduates discuss collegiate faith

Graduates and their families gathered in a humble setting off Virginia Avenue May 14 in a celebration of faith. The University Interfaith Baccalaureate Service, held at Western Presbyterian Church, aimed to celebrate the power of faith in academia. Five student speakers spoke about their religions and were joined by keynote speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist […]

Graduates honored for health work

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences hosted family, friends and colleagues in a celebration May 14, recognizing graduating undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students as they set foot into the health care community. Several faculty members spoke to the graduates in Lisner Auditorium, praising their accomplishments and urging them to continue to keep open minds […]

University to fund full-rides for veterans

Veterans who wish to pursue a graduate degree at the University will have their tuition covered because of increased contributions for the 2011-2012 academic year by Veterans Affairs. With a boost of $10,000 provided in Veterans Affairs base funding, veterans pursuing graduate degrees from GW will be able to receive a maximum of $27,740 in […]

Financial aid boosted to $160 million

The University’s Board of Trustees approved $159 million in financial aid on for the coming fiscal year, a 6-percent increase from the amount allocated one year ago. The $159 allocated for financial aid came as one portion of the $640 million operating and capital budgets approved by the Board of Trustees May 13 at a […]

Gelman project allocated $16 million

The University’s highest governing body pledged to spend $16 million to upgrade Gelman Library over the next three years, the administration’s most tangible promise to-date to fix the aging building. After nearly a year of persistent protest from the Student Association, groups like Get Gelman Going along with the donation of $31,000 of last year’s […]

NASA admin offers reality check

David Dolling, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, extolled the strengths of its pool of students from around the world and assured the students that their degrees will be an incredible asset in their futures. The importance of ethics and the continued pursuit of knowledge were abundant throughout the more than two-hour […]