May 11, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 1

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

Individuality enhances school ceremonies

Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse, with the White House as a backdrop, will add a touch of grandeur to graduation memories. But individual school ceremonies held throughout Commencement weekend offer a hint of intimacy. The Columbian School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Elliott School of International Affairs, and School […]

Honorary degrees reward service and success

GW will award six honorary degrees at Sunday’s Commencement to individuals who have been committed to public service and made outstanding strides in their fields. The recipients were selected from a dozen nominations received this year and 150 suggestions compiled over the past five years, University Marshall Jill Kasle said. This year, former Senate Majority […]

Graduating seniors look back on years at GW

In their final days at GW, several graduating seniors reminisce about their college years: Q. What are your best or worst freshman residence hall memories?  “I remember being a freshman in Thurston Hall and a big group of us would gather every Wednesday night in my room to watch `Beverly Hills 90210′ and `Party […]

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 […]