May 12, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 1

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

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 […]

Student to take center stage

Senior Rachel Talbot of Crampton, Mass., will be the student speaker at Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse. Talbot, who described herself as “not a very exciting person,” will graduate with a concentration in business economics and public policy from the School of Business and Public Management. Another business student – Tony Dokoupil – is […]

Students, faculty win awards

GW announced its winners for three prestigious University-sponsored scholarships, which include three students, two faculty members and one staff members. The GW Award – given out to four members of the GW community – will be presented at Commencement, while all other award recipients will pick up their honors before graduation. Graduating senior Chanel Haliburton […]

GW to give honorary degrees

The University will recognize four members of the GW community with honorary degrees at next week’s Commencement ceremony, alongside keynote speaker and alumnus Mark Warner, governor of Virginia. Former Missouri Sen. Jean Carnahan, former IRS Commissioner Sheldon Cohen, journalist Madeline Jacobs and jazz musician Billy Taylor will receive their honorary doctorate degrees at the May […]

Students to speak at ceremonies

Five graduating seniors will address their fellow classmates at each of the University’s individual school celebrations this weekend. While all schools but the Elliot School of International Affairs invite at least one undergraduate to speak at its celebration, each school sets its own requirements for eligibility. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences student Andrew Choi, […]