May 17, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 2

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

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 […]

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 […]