May 23, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 2

Stories from the May 23, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A final coming together

As the class of 2005 gathered on the Ellipse to throw their caps in the air Sunday, it was the first and last time many students would come together as members of the GW community. As the procession of black-robed graduates marched side-by-side to their seats for graduation, many individuals who had never met before […]

WEB UPDATE: McKeown signs extension through 2011

Posted Monday, June 20, 3:56 p.m. GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown will be with the Colonials through at least 2011 after signing a contract extension on June 17. McKeown is the all-time victory leader in GW basketball history (men’s or women’s) and sits just 19 wins from the esteemed 450-win mark. “I think I […]

WEB UPDATE: Richmond deals big blow to GW’s playoff hopes

Visit daily for updates on the baseball team’s run at the A-10 championship Posted Thursday. May 26, 10:36 p.m. The GW baseball team’s hope of winning the Atlantic 10 Championship took a severe hit Thursday as they were crushed 10-3 by rival Richmond. The Colonials will now have to survive the loser’s bracket and […]

SJS sanctions Order of the Hippo members

Student Judicial Services has charged a dozen students with violations of the Code of Student Conduct for their participation in Order of the Hippo rituals. SJS received multiple complaints of hazing and underage drinking after several members of the administration-sponsored “secret” society were seen on campus April 28 with blindfolds on their eyes and mud […]

WEB UPDATE: Before the draft, a day of reflection and relaxation

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 1:26 a.m. NEW YORK – On Tuesday night, the NBA will hold its annual draft in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Players will sit at tables, flanked by agents and family, and overwhelmed by nerves. On Monday, before heading to a charity event at the Dunlevy Milbank Center in Manhattan, […]

WEB UPDATE: GW to welcome 2,400-person freshman class

Posted Monday, May 30, 11:33 p.m. Following a decline in applications from prospective undergraduates, GW’s class of 2009 will have about 200 fewer students than the previous year’s group. About 2,445 prospective students accepted offers to attend GW beginning Aug. 31. Kathryn Napper, director of undergraduate admissions, said the number of students who actually show […]

Part-time faculty union to go forward pending certification

The move will change the way the University negotiates with its part-time professors, and at least one professor said, lead to the resignation of faculty who don’t want to join a labor group. Under the supervision of two NLRB officials, adjunct union organizers and University officials, 28 contested votes from an October election were reconsidered […]

WEB UPDATE: The obligatory mock NBA draft

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 1:28 a.m. NEW YORK- Needless to say, I thought I’d be at the NBA Draft in New York City covering GW standouts Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Mike Hall potentially getting their names called. But alas those plans were foiled. Instead of cashing in the credentials we procured I decided to stick around […]

Grads celebrate on Ellipse

More than 6,000 students can now call themselves GW graduates after Sunday’s blue-sky Commencement on the Ellipse. After planning for more than a year, the University hosted about 23,000 students, family, faculty and administrators in front of the White House. Of the 6,700 graduates eligible to attend the ceremony, officials said 5,000 actually came to […]