May 10, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 1

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

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 […]

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 CollegeGrad.com. 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 […]