May 20, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 2

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

Around Campus

Alum donates $5 million to SBPM GW officials announced Saturday that Henry “Ric” Duques and his wife, Dawn, donated $5 million for the new business school building, set for completion in fall 2004. The building will be named after the Duqueses. School of Business and Public Management Dean Susan Phillips announced the donation at the […]

Baseball stays alive in conference playoffs

Jeff Fertitta’s eighth-inning RBI single edged the GW baseball team over second-seed Saint Bonaventure 5-4 in the final preliminary round of the Atlantic 10 tournament Sunday. With the win, the third-seeded Colonials advance to the championship final of the conference playoffs, where they will face top-seeded Richmond in a best of three series Thursday, May […]

McKeown withdraws name from Vanderbilt pool

GW women’s basketball head coach Joe McKeown was one of seven coaches to turn down the head coaching job for the women’s program at Vanderbilt University, withdrawing his name from consideration last Wednesday. The spot, left open when 11-year veteran coach Jim Foster took a job at Ohio State in April, remains open. McKeown, named […]

Frisbee heads to nationals

It’s not often a five-year-old team makes it to a national championship, but with their second-place finish at the regional tournament in Princeton, N.J. last month, the GW men’s ultimate Frisbee team did. The team, called the Hungry Hungry Hippos, will travel to Spokane, Wash. this weekend with a little help from University President Stephen […]

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 […]