May 10, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 1

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

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 […]

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 […]