May 17, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 2

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

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 […]

Sen. Lieberman leads interfaith Baccalaureate ceremony

Sen. Joseph Lieberman stressed the importance of reaching out to people of different cultural backgrounds at an interfaith Baccalaureate service Friday afternoon at Western Presbyterian Church. The service traditionally marks the beginning of graduation weekend and has been sparsely attended in recent years. But about 500 graduates, family members and friends packed the Virginia Avenue […]

GW in brief

Elliott School to house Starbucks Students will no longer have to go to the Marvin Center to get a Frappuccino on campus when Starbucks opens a new shop at 1957 E Street this fall. The University will not incur any cost for housing the chain coffee conglomerate, which, along with Subway will be paying rent […]

Six individual schools hold celebrations

After a Scottish bagpipe player led graduates of the School of Public Health and Health Services to their seats in Lisner Auditorium, Dean Ruth Katz offered words of wisdom to those in attendance. “Being proud on a day like today is not sin and not vanity,” she said at Saturday’s celebration. “It’s a right you […]

Baseball streaks toward postseason

Sophomore shortstop Tom Shanley knew the GW baseball team had a shot at an Atlantic 10 West crown this season. But he did not expect the degree of success the Colonials have enjoyed down the stretch. “I mean you don’t count wins before the season starts, but this has been better than expected,” Shanley said. […]

Upcoming area concerts

After being cooped up indoors for the past six months, it’s finally time to get out. If you’re sticking around D.C. this summer, take some time out to bask in the ultimate concert season. From big names to long rosters, here is a sneak peak at who’s playing the District’s largest venues. May 26 Fleetwood […]

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 […]