May 14, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 1

Stories from the May 14, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Nate Perkins: A part of the White House staff

Like many aspiring politicos, Nate Perkins’ penchant for politics began while watching reruns of “The West Wing” in high school. Perkins is living out the show’s story as a staff assistant at the White House’s Office of Management and Administration. The California native decided on a college across the country to study in the nation’s […]

Where to eat in D.C.

Venture into the District for family meals to celebrate the end of your college years off campus. Firefly American 1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW Looking for a twist on classic American dishes? Head to Firefly near Dupont Circle for a range of delicious entrées with sides big enough to share – but you probably won’t […]

What to do in D.C.

Explore sides of the District with your family that you never had time to visit during your years at GW. National Gallery of Art 4th St. and Constitution Ave. NW Pop into the free National Gallery of Art while exploring the National Mall before graduation on Sunday. Browse the permanent collection, featuring Small French Paintings […]

Commencement Schedule

Thursday, May 17 Class of 2012 Toast and Senior Class Gift Presentation Noon, Kogan Plaza MSSC Multicultural Graduation Celebration 1 p.m., Charles E. Smith Center Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 5 p.m., Charles E. Smith Center Friday, May 18 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony 8 a.m., Iwo Jima Memorial Elliott School of International Affairs Celebration […]

Graduation Speakers

Brian Williams Longtime anchor and NBC Nightly News managing editor Brian Williams will keynote the University-wide Commencement. Williams’ first year behind the NBC Nightly News desk in 2004 earned him accolades and a reputation as one of television’s leading journalists for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. He had taken over for a […]

Part-time professors fight for higher wages

Correction appended Part-time professors want the University to pay them as much as their cross-town counterparts. In a May 8 meeting, the adjunct faculty union began negotiating a steep pay hike and better treatment for part-time professors – who represent nearly three-fourths of faculty and teach about half the courses at GW – looking to […]

Faculty Senate pushes for software to help researchers

The Faculty Senate voted Friday to prod administrators to purchase a new software program that tracks finances for research projects. A move to a new information system would help researchers track more easily their expenditures online when working with research grants, information that is currently split between two systems and on paper. The resolution was […]