May 22, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 2

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

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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