May 22, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 2

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

Students protest degree recipient

Almost a month after students rallied to protest the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings blocks from GW’s campus, some students are outraged at the University’s decision to give World Bank Group President James Wolfensohn an honorary degree at the Class of 2000’s graduation. Students in the newly formed GW Action Coalition led a […]

GW awards four honorary degrees to speakers

GW will award honorary degrees to four speakers at the 2000 Commencement ceremony May 21. U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will give the keynote address. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), historian Sir Martin Gilbert and World Bank Group President James Wolfensohn will also speak, University officials said. Universities all over the country are going to […]

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 […]

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 […]