May 2, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 65

Stories from the May 2, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters: Disappointing speaker

Last year people were upset about the slate of Commencement speakers the administration picked. Our fearless leaders have done it again. Being a graduating senior, I would like to do subsequent graduating classes a favor and outline who we would like to see as our Commencement speakers. One, we live in the capital of the […]

Campus split on commencement speaker

Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons will keynote GW’s Commencement May 19 on the Ellipse, GW announced Monday. Simmons became the first black president of an Ivy League school when she took over at Brown last year. Simmons, a child of Texas sharecroppers and great-great granddaughter of slaves, wrote a 1993 report that became the […]

Lacrosse looks forward to success

While they ended their inaugural Division I season with a big loss to No. 20 George Mason Tuesday, the Colonials showed late-game grit that could indicate a promising road ahead. The Colonials classify themselves as a strong second half team, evidenced when they held the Patriots to just three second-half goals in the 13-4 loss. […]

Smith Center vandalism leads to pool draining

Smith Center vandalism results in pool draining Smith Center staff drained and cleaned the building’s 190,000-gallon swimming pool this week after a brick was thrown through one of the double-paned windows near the pool early Monday morning, sending shards of glass into the water. University Police reported that an officer was leaving Funger Hall at […]

Sexual assault reports rise

Preliminary numbers from Student Judicial Services for disciplinary violations this year show a “concerning” hike in sexual assault complaints, suspensions and expulsions, while alcohol violations remained flat and fraternities saw a marked decrease in violations with no hazing charges. Sexual assault victims come forward Senior Assistant Dean Mike Walker reported that Student Judicial Services received […]

MC gets face-lift

Students will find more J Street seating space next fall, after GW completes a $20 million Marvin Center renovation project. The University will expand J Street by 35 tables and enclose an outdoor patio over the summer to provide year-round eating space. “The student population has increased, so the demand is there to have more […]

SA, PB host pricey meals

As GW student groups commemorate the year’s end with banquets and luncheons, the Student Association and Program Board are preparing “transition dinners” carrying price tags of more than $3,000. Students pick up the tab for the SA dinner – the SA budget consists of a one dollar per credit hour fee each student pays on […]

NEWS BRIEF: Class size quickly approaches 2,250

Admissions officials said incoming deposits to attend GW are coming in “as expected.” As of Tuesday, the Admissions Office had received 1,885 deposits compared to last year’s 2,095 by that point. Director of Admissions Kathryn Napper said in an e-mail that she still expects to receive enough deposits to reach the targeted 2,250 class size. […]

Stepping out of these pages

My Hatchet days started the first day I stepped into Foggy Bottom as a GW student. C.I. One: overdoing whiskey shots with fraternity boys at Tequila Grille, a midnight monument walk with Molly and my first Hatchet assignment – a fitting way to begin a memorable college career. The Hatchet has been more than a […]

NEWS BRIEF: Another instrument stolen from Music Department

Another instrument worth more than $2,000 was stolen from the Department of Music last weekend as students await security improvements for the basement of Phillips Hall. At least $20,000 worth of musical instruments has been stolen from music department lockers since winter break in December and January. None have been recovered. Freshman Ned Childs said […]