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.

WEB UPDATE: It’s official: ‘Crossfire’ to end June 3

Updated Thursday, May 19, 7:32 p.m. Months after its cancellation was announced, CNN’s “Crossfire,” which has broadcasted from the Jack Morton Auditorium for three years, will end its 23-year run with its final show June 3, a Friday. Michael Freedman, GW’s vice president for communications, said Thursday night that he remains “absolutely confident” that CNN’s […]

Graduation is a family affair

When senior Michelle Lee graduates on Sunday, most of her family will not be in the audience cheering for her – they will be graduating as well. Michelle is the youngest member of what is believed to be GW’s first group of four family members to graduate together. As she receives her bachelor’s degree in […]

All this, and Andy Rooney

Graduates can look forward to meeting CBS’s “60 Minutes” correspondent Andy Rooney at Sunday’s Commencement ceremony – they should just remember not to ask for his autograph. Rooney, who said his decision to speak at Commencement was influenced by the fact that his granddaughter will be part of the 2005 graduating class, said he refuses […]

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 […]