May 14, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 1

Stories from the May 14, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW honors Wouk, Bennett

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk will address the class of 2001 as the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremony May 20 on the Ellipse. GW will award honorary degrees to six others, including singer Tony Bennett, National Symphony Director Leonard Slatkin, Southeastern University President Charlene Drew Jarvis, Greater Washington Board of Trade President John […]

Profile: John R. Tydings

Name: John R. Tydings Education: B.A. from the University of Maryland Honorary degree: Doctor of Public Service Accomplishments: President of The Greater Washington Board of Trade, 2000 U.S. Marine Corps Globe & Anchor Award, 1983 Washingtonian of the Year John R. Tydings is president of The Greater Washington Board of Trade, a regional chamber of […]

GW corrects ticket shortage

The Columbian School of Arts and Sciences cut back on tickets it hands out to graduates and will work to prevent counterfeit tickets after turning away graduation guests last year, University officials said. All other schools will offer at least the same number of invitations as last year. The Columbian School will distribute three tickets […]

Timeline: Construction and Expansion 1997-2001

9/25/97 Mayor Marion Barry helps open New Hall at 2350 H St. 10/1/97 GW announces plans to build a Health and Wellness Center at 23rd and G streets. 1/7/98 Board of Zoning Adjustment approves Wellness Center project. 1/12/98 GW announces that Mount Vernon College will become GW property by June 1999. 2/26/98 GW announces plans […]

GW changes faces after four years

Seniors said that although construction and renovations are the most noticeable differences at GW since they arrived, dining and housing selection changes over the past four years have also greatly affected the University community. The University has constructed new buildings including New Hall and the School of Media and Public Affairs building and begun renovating […]

Baseball heads to Disneyland for A10s

The GW baseball team is headed back to the Atlantic 10 Tournament to play top-seeded Massachusetts in the first round on May 17 in Orlando, Fla. The Minutemen eliminated the Colonials from the tournament last season after erasing an 8-0 deficit to win 9-8. Two weeks ago UMass took 2-of-3 games from GW at Barcroft […]

News Brief: GW finalizes Mount Vernon lawsuit

University officials announced that they settled a lawsuit with 13 former Mount Vernon College professors for an undisclosed amount of money last week. The professors originally sought about $5 million in a lawsuit alleging that GW violated their contracts when the college closed in 1999. GW and the plaintiffs jointly announced the settlement May 4, […]

Field of dreams offers new verve for athletes

GW’s tennis, soccer and women’s varsity lacrosse teams will have a home to call their own when new fields and tennis courts open at the Mount Vernon Campus in late July. The teams used alternate fields for practice and home games in the past few years. Soccer and tennis teams drive as far as 30 […]

SAC sends seniors off with Grad Week

The Student Activities Center will bid farewell to the Class of 2001 by hosting Grad Week, a weeklong Commencement celebration including parties and social events that concludes with the Monumental Celebration in Union Station May 19. “It really gives seniors a chance to celebrate and gives them a nice way to leave the school,” said […]

Women’s tennis coach resigns

GW women’s tennis coach Jeanne Gengler-Swiacki resigned May 10 to spend more time raising her three-year-old son, she said. Gengler-Swiacki said coaching tennis was no longer a good use of her time. Gengler-Swiacki said the decision “hit her over the head” earlier this month prior to an athletic department’s staff luncheon. Gengler-Swiacki said coaching tennis […]