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.

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 […]

Presidential election to focus on economy, terrorism

Posted May 21 6:00 p.m. by Elspeth A. Weingarten U-WIRE Washington Bureau Despite criticism that President Bush’s May Day landing on the USS Abraham Lincoln was a publicity stunt, experts say it was a logical way to kick off his reelection campaign. “His reelection campaign began the day he was elected,” said Forrest Maltzman, professor […]

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 […]