May 22, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 2

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

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 […]

An open challenge to GW’s president

Dear Mr. Trachtenberg: As a student at GW, I figure you might like to hear from me. After all, it has been two years now since I first started studying at GW, and my studies here have left me with many great experiences. Unfortunately, I regret to inform you that your leadership has not been […]

News Briefs

Au Bon Pain closed for health violations Au Bon Pain, at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, was shut down for Health Code Violations May 4, according to an article in The Washington Post. The store was closed on May 4 at 3 p.m. until May 5 at 11:50 a.m. for emergency repairs and restorations, said Brian […]

Sports Brief

Guard signs with GW High school standout Darnell Miller signed a national letter of intent to play for the GW men’s basketball team next season, head coach Tom Penders announced May 11. The 6-4 point guard from St. Raymond’s High School (Bronx, N.Y.) averaged seven points and seven assists in his senior season, and led […]

GW implements new e-mail server, interface

GW appropriated a $600,000 budget to implement a new e-mail system that will alleviate the constant surge of failures and delays that students experienced all year, said Guy Jones, director of Networking Information Technology. What we’ve been trying to do for the past semester is to keep GWIS2 limping along, Jones said. What we’re doing […]

GW sets wins record with weekend sweep

The red-hot GW men’s baseball team entered its final three-game series against host Duquesne needing one win to break the school’s record for most wins in a single season. And with this weekend’s dominating sweep of the host Dukes at Duquesne field, the Colonials did just that breaking the 1998 team’s total of 33 wins. […]

News brief

Parents, friends of graduates locked out of Smith Center Guests of graduating Columbian School of Arts and Sciences students were almost unable to watch the school’s graduation ceremony in the Smith Center Saturday afternoon after a limited Smith Center seating shut out hundreds of guests. Smith Center employees locked the front doors with about 300 […]