May 16, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 1

Stories from the May 16, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hippo Video glitch leads to overcharges

When freshman Audrey Levandowski decided to rent “Chocolat” from Hippo Video on May 2, she expected to pay the typical $3 charge for a one-night rental. What she did not expect was being billed $30 a day for the next three days after she already returned the movie. Upon receiving a receipt from a separate […]

Undergrads help prep for weekend

The University began executing arrangements for 22,000 students, guests, faculty and administrators Monday, preparing for Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the White House Ellipse. Approximately 300 students have been hired to work the week’s festivities, which will see some changes from previous years. The School of Business will have two celebrations this year, as opposed to […]

University to honor speakers

Three distinguished professionals receiving honorary degrees will accompany CBS correspondent Andy Rooney in addressing graduates at the May 22 Commencement. Miami Herald publisher Alberto Ibarguen, Army medical researcher and doctor Philip Russell and Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Mildred Dresselhaus will each speak for a few minutes at the ceremony on the Ellipse. “It’s an […]

Colonials sweep La Salle to clinch A-10 berth

The GW baseball team will return to the Atlantic 10 Championship for the sixth straight year after sweeping a three-game weekend series against La Salle. The Colonials took game one and three, both by a score of 1-0, and out-slugged the Explorers 11-8 in game two at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va. Pitching keyed two […]

Engineering student to address classmates

Senior Demetria Tipps introduced the guest speaker at her high school graduation four years ago. But at Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse, Tipps will have a chance to address her graduating peers – and the thousands of friends and family also in attendance. Tipps is the first Commencement student speaker to be chosen from […]

Column: A banner year

Each May GW students pack the Ellipse for Commencement activities. This year’s crop, however, is a bit different; they have experienced and seen a lot. They were mere freshmen on September 11. In the less-important arena of GW sports, they also sat through a 10-game men’s basketball losing streak – one which if it happened […]

WEB UPDATE: Monta?ana one of three Colonials cut from WNBA teams

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2:18 p.m. The Connecticut Sun waived former women’s basketball standout Anna Monta?ana Monday, four days before the WNBA official roster cut down. Monta?ana went unselected in last month’s WNBA draft, but was invited to attend Sun training camp. “I am not disappointed, I am proud of what I was able to […]

Alumni create GW exclaves in D.C. area

When GW graduate Jen Tobia wants to see some of her fellow alumni, all she has to do is hop on the Metro. “It’s fun when you have friends who live along the Orange line, because they’re all willing to meet up,” she said. As many seniors opt to live and work in D.C. after […]

WEB UPDATE: Baseball eyes improbable 40-win season

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 11:32 p.m. Just two weeks ago, it did not seem that the GW baseball team would be able to attain an important perennial goal: reaching the 40-win mark. The Colonials had 30 wins with only 10 games left. Winning out would be an impossible task for most teams. Someone forgot to […]