May 11, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 1

Stories from the May 11, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Grad Week ’98 offers graduates a last hurrah

The traditional GW “Senior Week” has been replaced this year by “Grad Week ’98” – a week of events for both graduating seniors and students receiving graduate degrees. “We wanted to be more inclusive and provide something for everybody,” said Amy Feldman, coordinator of leadership development and special events in the Student Activities Center. Feldman […]

GW set for A-10s, but rain brings tourney to a halt

The GW baseball team thought it would be competing for the Atlantic 10 Championship in Boyertown, Pa. this weekend. The weather had other plans. Every game of the A-10’s postseason tournament was postponed this weekend, as rain in eastern Pennsylvania brought the event to a standstill. The A-10 Championship was originally planned as a double-elimination […]

Sports Briefs

GW places third in A-10 Commissioner’s Cup GW’s athletics program placed third in the 1997-98 Hanes-Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Cup for athletic excellence with a total score of 117.5 points. The Commissioner’s Cup measures the overall strength of athletics programs at A-10 schools. Massachusetts won its third straight Commissioner’s Cup with a total of 162.5 points, […]

Upcoming Games

Monday: no games scheduled Tuesday: Baseball at A-10 Championship (time and place to be determined) Wednesday: no games scheduled Thursday: no games scheduled

Quick Bites

Originally Published 05/11/98 Washington, D.C. is more than the nation’s capital – it is home to a vast array of restaurants. From classic American cuisine to Thai and Ethiopian food, the District offers something to satisfy even the most exotic of appetites. But in the midst of Commencement weekend hubbub, few GW families have the […]

Ragtime reveals how much things stay the same

The people called it “ragtime” – the music that became the hallmark of an era. Ragtime, the music, was characterized by clear piano chords, blaring trumpets and a foot-tapping beat. Ragtime, the era, was marked by the birth of silent movies, the heyday of vaudeville and weekends under Atlantic City lights. Now, Ragtime is a […]

Smith Center slated for backup ceremony

Prior to 1995, GW had no contingency plan for Commencement if the weather forced the ceremony off the Ellipse. “No one gave much thought to it,” said Director of University Special Events Lynn Shipway. “Our backup plan was to cancel Commencement.” So when a lightening storm descended on the District three years ago, the University […]

Dole to use student input in drafting Ellipse speech

Former Sen. Robert Dole will draw on decades of public service and recent discussions with GW students when he gives the keynote address at the University’s Commencement Sunday. At the invitation of GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Dole met with students several Saturday mornings this year for informal discussions on current events and University issues. […]

Students anticipate Dole’s speech

Bob Dole delivered his fair share of speeches during his decades-long political career. Dole will bring those years of speaking experience to the Ellipse as the keynote speaker at GW’s Commencement ceremony Sunday. But students have mixed emotions about the University’s choice of speakers. “I’m excited because I think he’s a good speaker – he’s […]