May 11, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 1

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

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 […]

Dole joins listof renowned speakers

Since GW’s Commencement was moved to the Ellipse in 1992, an assortment of famous speakers have stood behind the podium to deliver the ceremony’s keynote speech. From First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1994 to comedian Bill Cosby in 1997, GW Commencements have drawn high-caliber performances from celebrity speakers. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William […]

`Life-long student’ to offer wisdom

The last time Nettie Baldwin delivered a graduation speech was 1957. She was a high school senior. Forty years later, Baldwin will speak again to a group of graduating students and their guests as the student speaker at Sunday’s Commencement. She will be the first doctoral student in recent GW history to give the student […]

News Briefs

Mount Vernon College Commencement recognizes service D.C. Council Chair Linda Cropp addressed more than 100 graduates at the Mount Vernon College commencement May 10. Cropp was elected to an at-large seat on the council in 1990 and was re-elected in 1994. In 1997, she became the first woman to chair the council. At Mount Vernon’s […]