May 22, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 2

Stories from the May 22, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Five-year program attracts students

Matt Fredrikson has been a student at GW for four years. He earns exceptional grades. Yet when the class of 2000 walked across the Ellipse Sunday to receive their diplomas, he was not among the crowd of graduates. By participating in the five-year Information Systems Technology program from the School of Business and Public Management, […]

Lund will address graduates

Mark Lund spoke at his high school graduation in 1996, before a senior class of 12 students and several hundred people in a gymnasium in southeastern Alaska. Four years later, he will take the stage again during GW’s 2000 Commencement, as the selected student speaker. It’s definitely (going to be) exciting to be on the […]

Recent graduates hand down apartment leases

Finding a place to live is a source of added college pressure for GW students. Many returning students have become familiar with the hassles of apartment searching in the Foggy Bottom area. Tracey Estes, a rising sophomore, began searching for an apartment with her roommate Ilyssa Trussel in the beginning of March. Estes said they […]

Graduates march on Ellipse

Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright gave warm wishes to the graduating class of 2000 Sunday, as a gloomy skyline and several protesters failed to hamper the spirit of the annual Commencement ceremony held on the Ellipse. In her address, Albright challenged the graduating class to explode outward the boundaries of what is achievable on […]

GW awards students, staff and alumni

GW honored several graduating seniors and faculty members at the Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse Sunday. The GW Award is given to two faculty, staff and students annually. Members of the GW community nominate individuals who they feel have made exceptional contributions to the University. The GW Award is GW’s most prestigious award, said President […]

Police unravel new links in GW murder

Police investigating an unsolved rape and murder involving two GW students that occurred more than a decade ago may be one step closer to apprehending a suspect after DNA evidence linked the suspect to another murder. On December 4, 1988, Rachel A. Raver and her boyfriend Warren H. Fulton III left Mister Day’s, a bar […]

Amendment ensures privacy

GW adopted its privacy policies and procedures from the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly referred to as the Buckley Amendment. No personally identifiable information from the records of a student shall be disclosed without the prior written consent of the student, according to a provision of the Amendment. Simply put, a student’s record […]

Internet revamps GW technology

Every student remembers trying to locate classrooms across GW’s campus during the first week of freshman year. Students looked at paper maps and attempted to decipher which code went with which building and then struggled to figure out how to actually get there. Next year’s class will have a different experience. Most will probably point […]

Quote of the week

Professor Jill Kasle, University marshal, remarking on the lack of protesters demonstrating against U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s selection as keynote speaker at Commencement: In terms of protesters, we probably had more than that for Bill Cosby.

Timeline: American governmental figures in GW Commencement history

1929- President Calvin Coolidge and his wife, Grace, received honorary doctorates of law from the University at a February ceremony. Coolidge was the first American president to receive an honorary degree from GW. 1946- President Harry S. Truman, received an honorary doctorate of law during the May 29, 1946 commencement ceremony. His daughter, GW student […]