May 21, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 2

Stories from the May 21, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Graduates fill Union Station for Monumental Celebration

The setting bore a striking resemblance to past Monumental Celebrations. Like previous years, graduates clad in tuxedos and ball gowns sat around tables entertaining long-missed families. The band Odyssey again played tunes parents could move to, while a disc jockey mixed in Billboard top-40 songs modern enough to spark energetic dance circles. Little sisters again […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Housing crunch fails to surprise some

Local apartment building employees said this year’s Foggy Bottom housing crunch is no different than past years, although students may think there is a housing shortage in the area. Some apartments around campus remain available, and apartment management said students should be persistent in their efforts to find housing. The Statesman at 2020 F St. […]

DCD: Moving out and moving on

Thurston Dining Hall Wednesday, May 16, 2001 5:30 p.m. My room in Thurston Hall still looks the same – 318. It is still too tiny to accommodate four people. But the bathroom definitely seemed smaller than when I lived there. The hall still smells the same, too. The distinctive mix of disinfectant, sweat and years […]

University honors alumni

The GW Alumni Association awarded five Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Saturday night in front of a group of GW officials, alumni, former Student Association presidents and the University’s board of trustees. Former U.S. ambassador to China Joseph W. Prueher, healthcare specialist Frederick L. Brown, corporate lawyer Dee J. Kelly, naval veteran Ronald J. Zlatoper and […]

GW Spanish instructor dies

Part-time Spanish instructor Andrea Moreno died of a cerebral hemorrhage Thursday morning at Georgetown University Hospital after suffering a stroke May 11. Moreno’s brother Pablo Moreno said she was born with a malformation of the veins in her brain, which caused her death. “It’s just something that happens suddenly,” he said. “It could happen to […]

GW offers summer options

A variety of on-campus buildings and services will be available for GW students staying in D.C. after Commencement including the Marvin Center, Gelman Library and the Smith Center. Burger King, Montague’s Deli, Starbucks Coffee, Jamba Juice, Einstein’s Bagels and Provisions Market will remain open during the summer. GW venues only accept Debit Dollars and cash […]

Manatt to head GW board of trustees

The University board of trustees elected Charles T. Manatt, former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, as its new chairman Friday. Manatt, who also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1981 to 1985, will replace current chair Sheldon S. Cohen July 1. “(Manatt) has provided persistent and robust service,” GW President Stephen […]

GW bids farewell to 2001 graduates

The Class of 2001 left GW on a soggy note Sunday, as sporadic rain on the Ellipse cut the ceremony minutes short and prompted some guests of the 4,000 graduates to leave early. “When I saw people put up umbrellas, there was a sinking feeling,” University Marshal Jill Kasle said. Despite the weather, Kasle said […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: D.C. may force GW to to switch building contractors

The District could force GW to switch contractors for the new Elliott School of International Affairs building if it fails to comply with laws it currently violates, D.C. officials announced Thursday. Miller & Long Co. has until May 31 to adopt an acceptable apprenticeship program to hire and train D.C. residents to work construction projects […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Reno will address GW Law School graduates

Former attorney general Janet Reno will address GW Law School’s 134th graduating class and receive an honorary doctorate of laws at the school’s Commencement ceremony May 27. About 5,000 graduates and guests will attend the two-hour ceremony in the Smith Center, scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. “We are delighted that the first woman attorney […]