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.

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 […]

Enter the matrix, experience the mayhem

Sometimes movie previews can be deceiving. Menacing machines stalk the smoldering, post-apocalyptic ruins of Earth. Explosions rock the darkened city skyline as a figure emerges on the horizon – the one person who can save humankind from annihilation from the machines. Who is this man? Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in “Terminator 3: Rise of the […]

Still in charge: Scott Baio interview

You know who Scott Baio is. Chances are, sometime while you grew up, his work made an imprint on you. For some it was the cute character Chachi on “Happy Days”, for others it was Charles on “Charles in Charge.” Didn’t every child of the ’80s at one point wish he was their house sitter? […]

All grown up

The scent of freshly cut grass is in the air. Flowers have bloomed, adorning the campus and city. And a few green thumbs have emerged in the GW residence halls. With unpredictable D.C. weather and jam-packed schedules, students are often unable to get outside and enjoy the city. But many students are exploring a unique […]

Baseball denied repeat at A-10s

The GW baseball team came into Saturday’s game against top-seeded Richmond needing a win to stay alive in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. But the Colonials, who led the conference in runs scored during the regular season, did not have enough firepower to defend their 2002 A-10 Title, losing to the Spiders 8-2. Despite coming into […]

Conference shake-up could affect GW, A-10

The university presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference voted to invite three Big East conference schools to join the ACC Friday, a decision that is expected to have significant domino effects on major college athletics and could impact GW and the Atlantic 10. The primary target of the ACC’s expansion is football powerhouse University of […]