May 10, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 1

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

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 […]

University prepares for Commencement week

Commencement organizers said they look forward to having extensive student involvement in a ceremony expected to bring more than 20,000 graduates and guests to the Ellipse Sunday. The ceremony for the class of 2004 will feature brief remarks from four honorary degree recipients and speeches from GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and two graduates. This […]

Golf falls short at tourney

Despite high expectations, the GW golf team finished eighth out of 11 teams at the Atlantic 10 Tournament last weekend in Middletown, R.I., ending the Colonials’ hopes of making the NCAA Tournament. Sophomore Brian Carroll led the Colonials, placing 11th out of 55 competitors at the tournament by shooting 225 over three rounds. Freshman Jack […]

Employers hire more college grads

The class of 2004 may have an easier time finding jobs than graduates did a year ago, with employers planning to hire 12.9 percent more college graduates, according to a survey from The computer, financial and engineering markets are the most popular careers for college graduates this year, said Heidi Hanisko, director of client […]

Varsity Roundup

Lacrosse falls short of A-10 Tournament The GW lacrosse team fell to St. Joseph’s 14-13 in its season finale April 30. The loss kept the Colonials (8-9, 3-4 Atlantic 10) out of the conference tournament. Several Colonials picked up season awards, including freshman standout Laura Hostetler, who was named A-10 Rookie of the Year. Hostetler […]

Editorial: Better criteria

If seniors were to list the most important qualities of a student graduation speaker, it is questionable whether a student’s grade point average would be high on it. Despite this, two of the University’s schools – the Elliott School of International Affairs and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – use GPA as one of […]

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 […]