May 10, 1999

Volume 96, Issue 1

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

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 […]

Mayor to speak at law school

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams will address graduates of the GW Law School later this month, highlighting ceremonies for individual schools. Williams, sworn in as mayor earlier this year, will maintain tradition by addressing law school graduates. “I think he’ll bring a different perspective,” Law School Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs John Jenkins said. “He will […]

Trachtenberg award honors professors

Professors Mary Cheh, Isabel Vergara and Lee Sigelman will receive the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize Sunday at Commencement for their outstanding dedication to the University. Cheh, a law professor, said she is probably getting recognition for the extra help she has given her students and colleagues. “This is where people who can’t say `no’ […]

Seniors reminisce about time at GW

This week, as the graduation canopies are raised around campus and the underclassmen make an exodus from school to their home towns, GW seniors are celebrating. They are toasting the end of four years at GW, the place that surrounded them as they eased their way through the tricky transition from post-high school teens to […]

News Briefs

Class of 1999 to dedicate senior gift GW’s senior class and GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will dedicate an old English phone booth as the senior class’s gift May 14. The phone booth will be located at the corner of 22nd and G streets at Veteran’s Park, according to a University press release. More than […]

Mystery surrounds Tutu speech, but past performances offer hope

Red and orange leaves blew around his feet in the wind as Archbishop Desmond Tutu approached the podium outside the National Cathedral in October 1998. A procession of Christians, singing hymns and carrying crosses, followed Tutu. In his presence, the crowd remained silent, carefully listening to every word. His voice rose above the howling wind […]

Places to go, things to see

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery1050 Independence Ave., SW10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.357-2700 Corcoran Gallery of Art500 7th St., NWWed.-Mon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.639-1700 Daughters of the American Revolution Museum1776 D St., NWMon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.879-3241 Freer Gallery of ArtJefferson […]

Thoughts on Tutu

What world and religious leaders have said about Archbishop Desmond Tutu: “Sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid and seldom without humor, Desmond Tutu’s voice will always be the voice of the voiceless.” -South African President Nelson Mandela “A leader in both struggle and reconciliation, Archbishop Tutu reminds us that the search for justice begins in […]