May 13, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 1

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

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 […]