May 22, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 2

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

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 […]

Classifieds (5/22)

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A history of Commencement

In 1824, Columbian College, later to become the George Washington University, graduated its first class of students. There were three graduates. At that time, the campus consisted of nearly 47 acres of land located between 14th and 15th streets and North Florida Avenue. The ceremony, held at the Presbyterian Meeting House, now the Willard Hotel, […]

Classifieds (5/15)

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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 […]

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 […]