May 13, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 1

Stories from the May 13, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Awards spotlight seniors

Three GW seniors are among fifty graduating students across the country selected for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarship and will be honored at Commencement with other award winners. Two seniors, Jason Cohen and Roger Kapoor, will be awarded the GW Award for exemplary service at Sunday’s ceremony on the Ellipse. Arnab Mukherjee of Alpharetta, […]

Visitors return to D.C.

While the Pentagon, White House and FBI headquarters are among buildings remaining closed to students and their families visiting for graduation, D.C. tourism officials said the local economy is exceeding last year’s levels. Hotel and restaurant managers said numbers returned to normal earlier this year and, more recently, surpassed last year’s totals with the recent […]

Cool and casual Commencement dinning

Legal Seafoods 2020 K St., N.W. (202) 496-1111 Attire: casual Price: $25-30 for appetizer and entree Split open a fresh-from-the-oven roll, slurp up a cup of chowder and slice the tender piece of fish ordered from the impressive menu at Legal Seafoods. The freshest fish and creative preparations make this place different from the ordinary […]

Baseball blanked by Xavier

The GW baseball team fell to Xavier 4-0 Sunday in its final regular season game at Barcroft Park, losing the series 3-1 (37-19, 17-7 A-10) but maintaining its second-place standing in the Atlantic 10 West. In this position, the Colonials qualify for the A-10 tournament. The top six teams in the A-10 conference advance to […]

Column: Alcohol’s influence

The Hatchet’s May 2 editorial (“Preventing Rape”) presented some valuable information to the GW community. But The Hatchet’s criticism is misdirected, it buried and doubted the most important data regarding sexual assaults at GW: the involvement of alcohol. Alcohol use and abuse is the one common denominator in every case of sexual assault at GW […]

Letters:’Niggas’ used improperly

This letter is in response to the article written by Tomoko Kawamura (“Busta Fires Up H St.,” April 29) in which Kawamura states that, “the more than 1,500 students gathered on H Street Saturday afternoon for Spring Fling were all ‘niggas,’ according to performer Busta Rhymes.” I did not attend the concert, and I can […]

Student looks to entertain

Benjamin Reno-Weber will highlight this year’s Commencement as the student speaker on the Ellipse. An experienced speaker, the Elliott School senior said he is not intimidated by the 20,000 people expected to attend the May 19th ceremony. University Marshal Jill Kasle said she selected Reno-Weber as the speaker after a brief audition because of his […]

Mitchell will address Law ceremony

Former Senator George Mitchell (D-Maine) will keynote the Law School Commencement ceremony May 26 in the Smith Center. Mitchell developed U.S. Middle East policy and worked to mediate a peace agreement in Northern Ireland. Law school administrators said Mitchell was chosen because of his “exemplary lifestyle” and involvement with peace processes. “He’s an extraordinary person,” […]

Officials set to decide ESIA fate

City zoning officials will rule Monday on an updated list of amenities GW must make to the community to allow the new Elliott School of International Affairs to open in the fall. GW revised and submitted the amenities late last month to meet Zoning Commission demands that the University be more specific in its proposal. […]

Life Lessons

“I make sure they’ve never done it on ‘South Park’, That’s my only real reference these days.” -Danny DeVito, on the subject of inspiration “The best thing about kilts is you don’t have to take anything down to pee. You can stand right at the keg and take care of your business, then grab another […]