May 20, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 2

Stories from the May 20, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Seniors count down last GW moments

Seniors raised a glass, gambled and revisited old haunts last week to enjoy their final moments at GW. Grad Week 2002 included the presentation of the senior gift, an all-night trip to Atlantic City and the annual back to Thurston night. The Cinema Drafthouse Monday night featured screenings of Animal House and a slide show […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Police report K Street homicide

Posted 5:05 p.m. June 3 Local news media reported Monday that a man found in a K Street apartment Saturday was the victim of a homicide. The University Police crime log has a report of a murder that occurred at 2517 K St., the Shoremeade apartment building, sometime between Friday and Monday. Metropolitan Police said […]

2002 grads celebrate Commencement

Graduates couldn’t have asked for a better day to spend their last moments as GW students on the Ellipse Sunday- organizers said the Commencement ceremony was “blessed” with breezy, mid-50 degree weather. “I give 80 percent of the credit to God,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said after the ceremony, which honored the 4,200 graduates […]

Simmons calls on grads to embrace diversity, education

Brown University President Ruth Simmons opened her keynote address to the class of 2002 Sunday by responding to criticism from students that she was chosen as the Commencement speaker, rather than a well-known political figure. Simmons said she was “apprehensive about coming to the podium” after reading critical student comments in The Hatchet, but after […]

Students get down one last time

Fortune-teller G.A. Orndorff took a sip of wine and studied the cards placed in front of graduating senior Marla Scriffignano. “You like to relax as much as you work,” she told Scriffignano. “But you have a very good fortune.” Orndorff told the fortunes of dozens of soon-to-be graduates and their families at Monumental Celebration in […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mitchell urges graduates to make good use of education

Posted 1:35 p.m. May 30-Former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell charged Law School graduates to use their education to promote peace and end injustice at Commencement in the Smith Center Sunday. The United States, Mitchell said, is the most free, just and open society in the world, but with those benefits come responsibility. He […]

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 […]

Zoning Commission gives ESIA green light

GW won a decisive victory last Monday when the Zoning Commission approved the new Elliott School of International Affairs building, allowing the facility to house students in August. The Zoning Commission will meet again in mid-June to vote on the wording of the final order requiring the University to provide benefits to the neighborhood, such […]

Students win fellowships

Sunday was not the last day of school for four seniors who will call the University home for at least a few more years, after receiving full-tuition scholarships to GW graduate schools this month. Emmanuella Duplessy, Madeline LePage, Alicia O’Neil and Nicolas Vikstrom were named the 2002 Presidential Administrative Fellows. The fellowship includes 42 free […]