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 […]