May 10, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 1

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]