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.

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 […]

Guthrie to graduates: ‘Change the world’

Dean Doug Guthrie of the School of Business encouraged graduates to begin their futures with open minds May 13 at the school’s undergraduate students celebration, saying they should be relentless in their career hunts. “Dream big things, do great things, change the world,” he said. The graduates gathered at the Smith Center with their families […]

College of Professional Studies sends off grads with talks of love

Education and employment authority Anthony Carnevale urged graduates of the College of Professional Studies May 14 to make the most of their statuses as part of a different strain of student. Graduates of the college represent a diverse mix of professionally focused and custom majors ranging from public relations to police science. “In the parlance […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s tennis falls to Duke at NCAA Championship The men’ s tennis team fell in the first round of its first-ever NCAA Championship to No. 11 seed, Duke, May 13. The Blue Devils kept the Colonials from earning a single point, defeating GW 4-0. The Colonials were forced to compete without their No. 1 singles […]

Elliott graduates hear from NASA

The deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration likened graduates of the Elliott School of International Affairs to the missions and history of NASA in her keynote address at the school’s graduation ceremony Friday. Lori Beth Garver delivered her remarks in the Smith Center, sharing lessons from her career path with the graduating […]

Copes requests release from Letter of Intent

Men’s basketball recruit Erik Copes has asked to be released from his National Letter of Intent to play at GW, and is headed to play ball at District-based competitor George Mason. The Department of Athletics is processing Copes’ paperwork, University spokeswoman Candace Smith said. She was not sure when the 6-foot-8 center asked to be […]

Nationals owner said passion is key

Baseball team owner Mark Lerner told graduates at the School of Business’ graduate and doctoral ceremony May 13 that he still gets the chills every time he walks onto the Washington Nationals’ field. “After five years of ownership, my greatest passion is still my day job,” Lerner said. Lerner, who graduated from GW with a […]