May 10, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 1

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

Column: Bring back the draft

For more than 2,000 students, this weekend’s Commencement ceremony represents a monumental life achievement. While graduates and their families gear up for a huge celebration, it seems necessary to contemplate what the Ellipse would look like half empty on Commencement Day. As the death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq rapidly approaches 1,000 – nearly […]

Letters to the Editor

Keep the newspapers As students at a University reputed for its strong media and public affairs programs, we are deeply troubled by GW’s decision to eliminate the free newspaper program next year. GW will make a terrible mistake if it goes through with this plan. Although the administration reports only 22 to 24 percent of […]

WWII Memorial opens on Mall

World War II veterans who stormed the beaches of France and Italy will soon descend on D.C. to dedicate a memorial many have been waiting nearly 60 years to see. The World War II Memorial, which is now complete and open to the public, will be officially dedicated Memorial Day weekend as part of a […]

University of Utah names GW Law School dean its next president

The GW Law School will begin searching for a new dean following last month’s announcement that current dean Michael Young will assume the presidency of the University of Utah. Utah’s Board of Regents, which oversees public education in the state, announced April 29 that Young would become its president starting this summer. Young was one […]

Two students to deliver speeches on Ellipse

Senior Adam Greenman and graduate student L. Trenton Marsh will address graduates and their friends and families at Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse. Traditionally featuring only one student speaker, this year’s ceremony will mark the first time GW has chosen two students to address a graduating class. Marsh will also be the first African-American […]

Young GW alumni stay involved

Seniors are unlikely to think that they have much in common with Barton Kogan or Morton Funger, but as soon as they throw their caps into the air Sunday, they will join them as GW alumni. Recent graduates are some of the most active in the GW Alumni Association. The class of 2004 will automatically […]

Down in the District

When you’re not busy attending GW graduation events, make use of your time in D.C. visiting the places you never had enough time to see and the places you could just never see enough. With a perfect combination of novelty, nostalgia and good food, The Hatchet’s plans for parents, graduates and families can help map […]

Colonials clinch A-10 West title

The GW baseball team is on a tear. Entering the last month of the season, the Colonials have won 12 in a row, including three straight series sweeps of Atlantic 10 foes. On Sunday, GW (36-14, 18-3 A-10) earned its first A-10 West title since 2000 and clinched a first round bye in the conference […]

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 […]

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 […]