May 19, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 2

Stories from the May 19, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW awaits final freshman deposits

The University granted admission to 100 applicants from its waiting list this week as the admissions office is looking to enroll a freshman class of 2,400 students. The incoming freshman class will be GW’s second largest; the University enrolled 2,578 students in 2001. The admissions office received 2,350 deposits as of last week, and officials […]

UPD investigates phone code use

The University Police Department is currently investigating the source of a $1,500 telephone bill tied to unauthorized use of a University phone code. The Multicultural Student Services Center filed a report in April that one of its telephone codes had been used to make long distance calls. UPD’s examination of the case connected at least […]

WEB EXTRA: The Full Nelson: A Real Floppin’ Shame

Posted June 2 There is a new four-letter f-word ladies and gentlemen, and it’s ruining the NBA. While basketball players have been known for the traditional f-word, the new one is actually affecting what happens on the court, and I am floppin’ tired of it. Turn on a game during the playoffs, and all you […]

Governor offers advice to graduates, shares GW memories

Virginia Governor Mark Warner stressed the importance of perseverance, respect for others and taking the time to thank one’s parents in a conversational keynote address during Sunday’s Commencement on the Ellipse. Warner, a GW alumnus with a self-made fortune of $200 million, recalled memories from his time at GW in addition to sharing advice with […]

University cancels plan to purchase Gallery

GW opted out of an agreement last week to buy The Gallery, a luxury apartment building in Rosslyn, Va., forcing the University to find alternative housing for 97 students who had signed up to live there this fall. University officials said they did not receive enough interest in the building to go through with the […]

Students graduate on Ellipse despite rain

The class of 2003 experienced a shortened Commencement ceremony Sunday, as graduates celebrated on the Ellipse despite damp, 50-degree weather. Rain stopped falling about 20 minutes before graduation, but University officials said they used an abbreviated version of the ceremony because parents and students were cold. About 20,000 faculty members, graduates and guests attended the […]

Task force to release report

A University taskforce investigating an alternative academic calendar will submit its final report to administrators on Wednesday. The original May 1 deadline was pushed back to allow for further research. The report will be a compilation of pros and cons of a new calendar, and not be the task force’s recommendation for a new system, […]

Questionable org. recruits on campus

A volunteer group accused of engaging in “cult-like” activities has been advertising on campus for at least two weeks as part of a nationwide recruitment campaign. Although organization leaders could not verify if any GW students have joined the group, the International Humana People to People Movement has been recruiting on college campuses since 1970. […]

Job market remains bleak for grads

The class of 2003 will face one of the toughest job markets in 20 years, prompting several recent graduates to postpone entering the work force and earn a higher degree of education. Although hiring trends will be about the same as last year, companies cut their employment of college graduates by 36 percent two years […]

Grads groove before departing

The music was playing. The drinks were flowing. The cameras were flashing. But for much of Saturday evening, attendees at GW’s annual Monumental Celebration Saturday night just wanted a place to sit. Union Station was the site for the event, as almost 4,500 GW students, family members and University guests attended the annual Commencement Weekend […]