May 14, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 1

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

Student speaker emphasizes values

Senior Larissa Davis said she did not even think she would know this year’s Commencement student speaker. But with the ceremony less than a week away, Davis is preparing to address about 20,000 people including the Class of 2001 on the Ellipse May 20. “I’m very excited about it right now, but as it gets […]

Class of 2001 gives Gelman furniture

The Class of 2001 donated furniture for a study lounge on the sixth floor of the Gelman Library as its class gift to GW, said Lee Holsopple, director of development for annual giving programs. More than 200 seniors contributed a total of $5,000 for the gift. The Office of Parent Services matched the amount raised […]

Sports world meets real world

Nothing has dominated GW sports more than the recent resignation of Tom Penders and the hiring of Karl Hobbs, a former eight-year assistant coach at the University of Connecticut. Penders stepped down amid scandal citing exhaustion April 20 and Hobbs replaced him May 7. But that’s the short list. There are others leaving GW. In […]

Grad Week Events

Monday Trip to Atlantic City Buses leave from Marvin Center at 4 p.m. and return at about 6 a.m. Tuesday Senior Toast Alumni House 4-6 p.m. Age ID required. Wednesday Back to Thurston Thurston Dining Hall 5-7 p.m. Age ID required. Thursday Send-off Barbecue Cookout for graduates and families The Quad 1 p.m. Friday Late […]

Ellipse Commencement survives colorful decade

GW students have continually stated their resolve to hold the annual Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse and graduate in the “backyard of the White House” since the tradition began less than ten years ago. Debate over the ceremony’s location peaked in recent years, when administrators explored the option of holding the ceremony indoors. GW President […]

Living up to expectations

Those were the days . when every college brochure built up a high school senior’s expectations of college life. Four years later, graduating seniors spent some time reflecting on what life was like at GW, compared to their expectations when they were freshmen. “I had a great view of GW coming into the school and […]

GLAAD presents media awards

Comedian Margaret Cho, actor Harvey Fierstein and gay rights advocate Tipper Gore visited Lisner Auditorium Saturday for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 12th Annual Media Awards. The awards, sponsored by Absolut Vodka, honor media organizations and individuals who have accurately represented the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in mainstream culture. Cho hosted […]

Pearl Jam drummer steps up front

Drummer Matt Cameron, fresh off a tour with Pearl Jam after appearing on the band’s Live on Two Legs live CD and more than 70 live albums, has managed to make some studio time of his own. Wellwater Conspiracy, Cameron’s collaboration with Monster Magnet founder John McBain will release its third album, The Scroll and […]

Profile: Herman Wouk

Name: Herman Wouk Education: B.A. Columbia University 1934 Honorary Degree: Doctorate of Letters Accomplishments: Pulitzer Prize, The Caine Mutiny Herman Wouk won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction writing in 1952 for his World War II novel The Caine Mutiny, which chronicles a mutiny on board a Navy minesweeper. Wouk, who served in the Pacific Ocean […]

Star cast reveals the secrets of Evolution

Ten years after directing his comic success Ghostbusters, Ivan Reitman stands poised once again to take the sci-fi genre by storm. Although he put his proton pack aside years ago, Reitman has remained in Hollywood waiting for his next big hit. In his new film Evolution, Reitman goes back to basics, employing the talents of […]