May 12, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 1

Stories from the May 12, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Thanks for the memories

T-minus 10 days, five hours and 32 seconds. Destination: the real world. The countdown to graduation clock on the wall of Lindy’s Red Lion is staring at me, taunting me. “This is it,” the clock says. “No more lectures, no more summer vacations, no more college parties. Your time is up and we’re kicking you […]

Senior succeeds despite illness

Senior Arielle Ascrizzi is like many other graduating, questioning what life after Commencement will bring; but, unlike her classmates, Ascrizzi faces more serious uncertainties. During her freshman year at GW, Ascrizzi was diagnosed with an untreatable form of lymphomic cancer, which she will most likely live with for the rest of her life. She spent […]

Commencement Guide

Stories: University preps for graduation | Va. Governor reflects on his days at GW | Students to speak at ceremonies | GW to give honorary degrees | Students to speak at ceremonies Weekend Schedule Friday, May 16 10:00 a.m. The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony United States Navy Memorial. This ceremony is for […]

University preps for graduation

GW officials said they are hopeful that the more than 20,000 graduates, alumni, friends and family members expected to converge on campus this week will be able to enjoy a ceremony on the Ellipse Sunday. The University has rented out the MCI Center during the same time period in case “extraordinary circumstances” cause the Ellipse […]

Staff Editorial: Not just GPA

Ask most students what qualities they would desire of their graduation student speakers, and the last virtue they would list is the student’s grade point average. But the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Elliott School of International Affairs and School of Business and Public Management all consider GPA to be one of the most […]

Neighbor sues GW over residence hall

A Foggy Bottom resident filed a lawsuit against GW last week, claiming a new residence hall under construction at 23rd and G streets is being built partially on his property. Donald Kreuzer, owner of three townhouses next to the construction site, said in his lawsuit that the construction “constitutes a trespass and irreparable harm to […]

Staff Editorial: An illogical lawsuit

Is it any surprise that one of GW’s most disgruntled neighbors, Donald Kreuzer, has now launched a $10 million lawsuit against the University? GW is building a 700-plus bed residence hall right next to his property, which consists of three townhouses at 23rd Street and Virginia Avenue; and Kreuzer wants an immediate halt on construction […]

Hobbs signs through 2008

GW signed men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs to a three-year contract extension last week that will keep him with the Colonials until 2008, a strong show of confidence in a coach that has yet to post a winning season in two years at the helm. In two seasons, the former University of Connecticut assistant […]

Letters to the Editor

Downgrading, shortchanging In response to the letter “Not Simply Downsizing” (April 28, p. 4) I’d like to state its suggestions were ludicrous. If we switch to a four-by-four credit system, we take less classes and as a result have less class time. While the letter suggests that there will be smaller course loads for professors, […]

Baseball earns A-10 tourney spot

When the defending Atlantic 10 Champion Colonials had 11 of their first 15 conference games canceled or postponed due to weather early in the season, they suddenly found themselves in an unfamiliar position – second to last place. With wins over Dayton and Temple last week at Barcroft Park, the team completed its ascension out […]