May 12, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 1

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

Hatchet celebrates 100 years

Monday’s edition of The Hatchet begins the publication’s year-long celebration of its 100th year as GW’s student newspaper. The Hatchet staff and alumni, with the help of University archivist G. David Anderson, have been working throughout the year to plan for the newspaper’s centennial celebration. An on-campus historical display, a book about The Hatchet and […]


Sophomore Shari Newman accompanies sophomore Yoni Oinounou on the cello during a Yom Hazikaron program Monday. Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s memorial day for its fallen soldiers. Sophomores Amy Mazin (l.), Shayna Dooling (c.) and Scott Kraiterman (r.) look at jewelry Wednesday at the Farmers Market on Kogan Plaza.

Graduation got you hungry?

This restaurant is not for the dainty. Only the real meat-eaters need apply. Carnivores? Yes. Families? Definitely, but come ready to eat and eat a lot. Smith & Wollensky has been dubbed the quintessential New York Steak House, and after eating there you will wonder why you didn’t go to school in the Big Apple. […]

Va. governor reflects on his days at GW

Virginia Governor and Commencement keynote speaker Mark Warner said his internships on Capitol Hill and four years as a GW undergraduate paved the way for his future political career. Warner – who will address graduates May 18 on the Ellipse – attended GW from 1973 to 1977 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political […]

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 […]