May 10, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 1

Stories from the May 10, 1999 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW retains back-up plan for graduation

A back-up plan was developed after lightning struck GW in 1995 and the Commencement ceremony was canceled. The back-up plan insures graduates will experience a ceremony, regardless of the weather and has remained almost the same since the University first created it in 1996, Director of University Special Events Lynn Shipway wrote in a statement. […]

GW parents say D.C. enhances education

Promises of “something happens here” and “you will go far” dominate GW admissions literature, enticing parents to spend more than $110,000 over the course of four years. Many graduates’ parents agree that their money was well-spent and that something does happen here as their children near the end of their years at GW. Barbara Schoeneman, […]

Seniors look forwardto starting a new life

Excited seniors are gearing up for their final days at GW with parties and speculations as to what graduation day has in store. Senior Donna Sears, graduating with a degree in international affairs, said she is going out with friends and spending time with her family before graduating and moving to Argentina to work. She […]

Pieces of the past

For a University with few local students and few alumni who plan to spend their lives here, every Commencement ushers in a bit of amnesia to Foggy Bottom. Continuing The GW Hatchet’s 95-year battle against institutional memory loss, we present the first two years of the GW story that only the class of 1999 can […]

Grads of `99 saw great GW sport

What a four years it was. The class of 1999 was treated to many of the events that made the 1990s one of the golden ages of Colonials athletics. Without any further ado, here’s part one of our trip down the lane: Summer, 1995: President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis give […]

Colonials win four of last seven games

The GW baseball team (26-27, 10-8 A-10) has won four of its last seven games, but still sits in third place in the Atlantic 10 West Division. Unless the Colonials reach second place in their division, they will not make the conference’s postseason tournament, which starts May 20. GW finishes up its season in conference […]

Sports Briefs

McKeon gets top spot at Boston University GW women’s basketball associate head coach Margaret McKeon was named the new head coach at Boston University. McKeon will become the fifth head coach in the BU program’s 24-year history. After four years at GW under head coach Joe McKeown, McKeon handled many on-court coaching responsibilities and served […]

GW awards four degrees

There are few occasions that bring an Olympian, a computer whiz, a government official and an archbishop to the same stage. GW’s 1999 Commencement ceremony will honor people from such diverse backgrounds as the University will hand out four honorary Doctor of Public Service degrees Sunday. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, GW’s keynote speaker at Commencement, heads […]

Speaker will leave deep thoughts to Tutu

Cynthia Gee, the student selected to speak at Commencement, said she had never been further east than eastern Washington state before she came to GW But Gee said she is happy with her decision to come to GW despite missing the “laid-back attitude” of her home in Tacoma, Wash. “This is a totally different world […]