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.

Marisa Ranieri: Teaching in Tanzania

Marisa Ranieri remembers her father telling her when she was a kid that, “If you want to change the world, Africa is the first place to start.” Ranieri, who spent part of her junior year in Kenya, said she will continue her studies of African culture and development in Tanzania over the next year. After […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

University housekeeper, gang member to face trial

A GW housekeeping employee will face a trial May 31 on charges of possession and intent to sell marijuana, marking his fourth criminal arrest in three years – all while employed by the University. Leon Flythe, 28, was arrested by Prince George’s County Police officers in his Suitland, Md. apartment with more than 23 pounds […]

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 […]