May 22, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 2

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

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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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, […]

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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 […]