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.

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 […]

NROTC commissions 15 military officers

Clad in crisp white uniforms, shaking the hands of their superiors, 15 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps graduates were commissioned as military officers in a ceremony May 13. Held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building, the ceremony brought family, friends and naval officers together to celebrate the academic graduation and […]

Professors urge grads to accept change

Two Columbian College of Arts and Sciences professors told graduating students to welcome change while planning for the future at separate back-to-back ceremonies for the University’s largest school. Political science professor John Sides and associate chemistry professor Chris Cahill headlined the first and second ceremonies, respectively, assuring graduating students without post-college plans that it is […]

Fewer students submit deposits

The percentage of students who submitted deposits to the University dropped by 4 points this year, capping off a year of numerically-mixed admissions. Thirty-three percent of the 7,022 students admitted into the University this spring submitted a deposit, signaling their plans to attend GW in the fall. The 2,320 incoming freshmen – a number in […]

Seniors’ lives changed in the paint

The Smith Center isn’t just the building where Jabari Edwards and Joseph Katuka played basketball during their undergraduate careers. For the two seniors, it’s representative of so much more: the sport that changed their lives. Neither player would be graduating from GW if he hadn’t played basketball, the two said. Katuka is the first to […]