May 10, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 1

Stories from the May 10, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Editorial: Scale it back

The annual Monumental Celebration at Union Station has become a Commencement tradition. The black-tie optional event commemorates the culmination of four years of study at GW. While this event has been a good way for students to celebrate their graduation, the rising cost of the event, coupled with sharply lower attendance and a University facing […]

Four speakers to receive honorary degrees

GW will confer honorary degrees on four distinguished individuals at the May 16 Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse. In keeping with the recent trend of honoring GW community members, the University will give degrees to alumni Luther Brady and former Gen. John Shalikashvili and to former professor Gail Kern Paster. The school will also honor […]

More than a diploma: Senior Spotlight

In deciding which seniors to profile for this article, The Hatchet called up dozens of University departments in search of students whose accomplishments are unique yet reflective of GW’s vibrant undergraduate population. In addition, The Hatchet came across some of these seniors during the course of covering campus and city issues. While many students’ accomplishments […]

For some seniors, graduation doesn’t mean saying goodbye

Set on continuing his education at GW, senior Eric Daleo was offered an opportunity he couldn’t refuse: work for the University and receive financial aid for graduate school. Daleo, who will pursue a master’s degree in history and public policy, is one of several graduating seniors who will make the transition from GW student to […]

Seniors to speak at grad. ceremonies

Six graduating seniors will speak at the University’s individual school graduation ceremonies this week. While some schools hold open auditions and others nominate specific students, each of the five schools has separate eligibility requirements. The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Elliott School of International Affairs and School of Business will also have graduate students […]

Monumental ticket sales drop

Ticket sales for the Monumental Celebration are down about 30 percent this year, which GW officials attributed to a rise in prices. The annual celebration takes place in Union Station, which GW rents out and transforms into a dance floor with bands, DJs and balloon and caricature artists. While officials needed to request more space […]

Crime log

Harassment 5/5 – Hall on Virginia Avenue open case A female HOVA resident received numerous harassing phone calls over an hour-and-a-half period from a subject saying he had a “surprise” for her roommate. Destruction 5/5 – City Hall – open case A City Hall resident reported that someone threw a computer printer out of a […]

Criticizing GW gets seniors award

In March, University officials had senior Allison Robbins arrested for protesting in the Marvin Center. At Sunday’s Commencement ceremony, they will honor her for it. Robbins, along with senior Graham Murphy, will receive the first Manatt-Trachtenberg awards at the May 16 ceremony for “their efforts to inspire social consciousness” at the University. The newly created […]

GW in Brief

Grad saves hostage in Iraq GW alumnus Joe Merrill, an Army reservist serving in Iraq, helped rescue an American hostage last week that had been held prisoner by insurgents for three weeks. Thomas Hamill, a truck driver for Halliburton, a private company hired for the reconstruction of Iraq, ran half a mile on May 3 […]

Profs. to hold union vote

Adjunct professors will conduct a vote this fall to decide whether to form a union of part-time GW professors. The decision comes after adjuncts said they would put off efforts to unionize until next year due to a lack of support among part-time professors. Federal labor law stipulates that a group must have the backing […]