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.

Column: The final ‘last call’

Springtime at GW has arrived and senioritis is more rampant than genital herpes in Thurston Hall. The weather is finally tolerable, the cherry blossoms are in bloom and it is once again nice to be outside. After a cold and dreary winter, spring emerges with a new sense of life, beauty and tube tops. For […]

Commencement weekend schedule

***The University has a comprehensive alternate plan in place for Commencement Weekend events if extraordinary circumstances dictate changes. Call (202) 994-5050 or visit throughout the weekend for up-to-the-minute schedule information. FRIDAY 5.20 9:00 am – The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony Iwo Jima Memorial. This ceremony is for graduating NROTC students and […]

Column: A community of heroes

Struggling back to normalcy after enduring a horrible apartment building fire is truly an uncomfortable and somewhat emotional endeavor. I was on my floor when I heard the pitiful cries for “help” from my neighbor (during an April fire at Saint Mary’s Court at the corner of 24th and G streets. See “Fire scorches FB […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 5/7 – Mitchell Hall – 1:00 a.m. – case closed After receiving a report of an injured person in the dormitory, University Police found a female sitting on the inside stairs near 7-Eleven. She had vomited and had abrasions on her face and shoulders. She was treated by EMeRG and transported to […]

Businesses brace for summer

Foggy Bottom businesses are preparing for a loss in revenue as students start to leave campus for the summer. During the past academic year, GW had about 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students – not to mention thousands of staff and visitors – on campus patronizing local businesses with cash and GWorld cards. The reduction of […]

GE CEO unveils policy

The Jack Morton Auditorium hosted General Electric’s Chief Executive Officer as he announced the company’s new environmental initiative and spoke on corporate environmental responsibility. Jeff Immelt, who heads up the largest company in the world by market share, spoke in front of a packed hall filled with business school students, press and corporate investors and […]

Brick, book or both?

During this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies, graduates will be praised for their achievements. Soon, they will be memorialized in bricks – or books, if the sentiment strikes them and they fill out the necessary form. Every year, GW commemorates its students by etching the name, degree and graduating year of all graduates, free of charge, on […]

Fate of faculty and staff pay raises rests with board

In the wake of a contentious emergency Faculty Senate meeting last week, GW’s Board of Trustees will meet Friday to determine if faculty and staff pay raises will be put off six months until January 2006. At last Monday’s meeting in the Marvin Center, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg led a discussion concerning the proposed […]

Monumental sales still low despite discounts

Ticket sales indicate that GW’s annual gala at Union Station on the eve of Commencement will be sparsely attended for a second consecutive year, despite a well-advertised decrease in admission prices. Monumental Celebration, a traditional bash for graduating seniors, their families and friends, was attended by about 3,000 people last May, a 1,500-person drop from […]