May 13, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 1

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

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 […]

A college diploma may not solve everything

When Jesse Vickey graduated from Duke University in 1997 with a degree in economics, he said he was one of the lucky ones to get a job on Wall Street. But when it came to the reality of finding an apartment in New York City, he soon learned he knew nothing about signing a lease […]

Summer sounds of the great outdoors

Volkswagen buses line up outside the gates of a wide grassy expanse, where barefoot girls in calico dresses whirl and hemp-clad guys kick around a hackey sack. Circles of people beating bongo drums or passing a joint dot the field, awaiting the next act. A guitarist, drummer and occasionally a fiddle or mandolin player take […]

Column: Support Available

In reference to the March 28 Hatchet article (“Assault victims critique system”), I would like to explain and clarify the campus services available to students. The Sexual Assault Crisis Consultation Team is co-coordinated by University Police Department Director Dolores Stafford and myself. It is very important for survivors to know the SACC team is made […]

Column: GW moments prepare seniors

Friends, Colonials, countrymen, welcome to Commencement 2002. After the blood, toil and tears of four years (four-and-a-half to five for some of us) at GW, it seems our moment in the limelight has finally come. If you’re excessively bored by the various speakers of the weekend, you are hereby commanded, not just urged, to read […]

Letters: Power for power’s sake

Aldous Huxley once said, “So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.” Huxley’s statement clarifies nicely the debate surrounding this year’s commencement speaker. When I first got word of Ruth Simmons as the speaker, I was confused. Who is this? Another university president speaking […]