May 17, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 2

Stories from the May 17, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Group questions trustees’ business practices

A GW alumni group is questioning the business practices of several University Board of Trustees members and is gradually posting information about each member on its Web site. GW Alums for Responsibility, which was founded by alumni and union organizers concerned about the University’s worker policies, has already accused four board members of illegal business […]

Monumental celebration draws smaller crowd

About 2,000 less people went to the University’s annual Monumental celebration this year, a dramatic attendance decline that will lead officials to consider ways to make the event more attractive to students and their families. Approximately 2,300 people attended Saturday night’s black-tie optional event in Union Station, which featured caricature artists, fortune-tellers and live music […]

GW may keep free newspaper program

The University is still deciding whether to eliminate a program that provides students with free copies of three major newspapers in residence halls, said one GW official who stated last month that the program would be cut. The Hatchet reported April 26 that Johnnie Osborne, associate vice president and chief financial officer of Student and […]

Professors call for new science facility

University officials said they will consider building a new science facility to address concerns by professors who said current facilities are dilapidated and do not provide enough space. At a meeting two weeks ago, the Faculty Senate urged President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and the Board of Trustees to look into the construction of a new […]

Summer movie previews

If your car’s air conditioning is busted like mine or if you just need an excuse to get out of the heat, cinema makes a more-than-adequate sanctuary, and the summer movie season is just beginning. Here’s a quick look at some films that have been or are being released this month. In theaters now Troy […]

GW NROTC graduates: Serving in a new world

When this year’s graduating Naval Reserve Training Officers Corps class came to GW four years ago, most U.S. troops were not engaged in combat. Since then, with the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, hundreds of thousands of soldiers have been sent to conflict-ridden areas, and several GW graduates will undoubtedly be risking life and […]

City mulls later Health and Wellness Center hours

Students may be able to exercise in the Health and Wellness Center until 1 a.m. if the city approves a GW request to allow the facility to keep longer hours. The center currently closes at 10 p.m. on all days except Sunday, when it shuts its doors at 8 p.m. GW petitioned the D.C. Zoning […]

Crime Report

Liquor Law Violation 5/11 – Medical Faculty Associates Building – 1:30 a.m. case closed An individual waiting for the Mount Vernon shuttle was “clearly intoxicated” and taken to the hospital for treatment. Referred to Student Judicial Services 5/9 – 2109 F St. – 12:54 a.m. – case closed A University Police officer saw alcohol in […]

Graduates celebrate on the Ellipse

More than 5,000 students, flanked by thousands of family members and friends, became GW graduates at Sunday morning’s Commencement ceremony under a nearly cloudless sky on the Ellipse. About 90 percent of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree recipients went to the ceremony, which was attended by more than 23,000 people, University officials said. GW President […]

GW to enroll between 2,550 and 2,580 freshmen

Next year’s freshman class will swell to almost 2,600 students, as a higher-than-expected yield rate caused the number of incoming students to exceed University officials’ admissions expectations by about 200. With an increased yield rate of 35 percent, the University will welcome between 2,550 and 2,580 freshmen, said Louis Katz, GW’s executive vice president and […]