May 22, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 2

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

Six removed from ceremony

Among the masses of celebrating graduates and family members at Sunday’s Commencement ceremony, a few small groups of graduating seniors and outside protesters stood in opposition to speakers Secretary of State Madeline Albright and World Bank Group President James Wolfensohn. About seven graduating seniors stood with their backs turned to the stage as Wolfensohn received […]

Sports briefs

Crew finishes 14th at Eastern Sprints The GW women’s varsity crew team finished 14th out of 18 at the Eastern Sprints on Lake Waramaug May 14. The showing eliminated GW from the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships. The team did well, GW Coach Steve Peterson said, according to a Sports Information press release. I think all […]

UMass, Virginia Tech eliminate GW from A-10s

The Colonials appeared to be coasting to the championship round during the early part of Saturday’s game against Massachusetts when the Minutemen erupted for nine unanswered runs to defeat GW 9-8, eliminating the Colonials from the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Bear Stadium in Boyertown, Pa. The stunning loss to UMass followed Friday’s 9-1 defeat at […]

Students frustrated by lack of tickets

Some graduating seniors said they are frustrated by the lack of tickets to the different school graduation events and the general graduation ceremony on the Ellipse. Sid Chick, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, only has four tickets for the 12 people who are arriving in town to see him graduate. […]

Seniors’ most memorable moments

For those seniors who are graduating, four years, for some people five, have managed to come to an end. Some will argue the time went too fast, others too slow. As seniors get ready for graduation, find real jobs and say goodbye to friends, there are some moments at GW they will never forget. Senior […]

The last hoorah

On a typical day, GW students go to Union Station to see a movie or go shopping. But Saturday night, the floor of Union Station was closed to the public as the 2000 graduates celebrated with family and friends at Monumental Celebration. The University-sponsored event that sold over 3,000 tickets included magicians, face drawings, food […]

Commencement 2000 Speakers

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)Occupation: Unites States Congressman, civil rights leaderHonors and achievements: John Lewis was born in 1940, the son of Alabama sharecroppers. He went on to study in Nashville, Tenn., where he received degrees from Fisk University and the American Baptist Theological Seminary. He first became involved in the civil rights movement as a […]

Where it all began

May 18, 2000Thurston Hall7:32p.m. I first realized I was graduating when I took my tassel out of the bag with my cap and gown. It was a scary moment as I fought back tears. I thought that would be the worst of the I’m finally graduating flood of emotions, but nothing could prepare me for […]

GW grads fare well in job market

This year’s graduating class is following a national trend toward higher starting salaries, officials in the GW Career Center said. Although the office will not compile the official employment statistics for another few months, officials said anecdotal evidence shows that the Class of 2000 will benefit from a strong economy. Starting salaries are up six […]

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