May 17, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 2

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

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 […]