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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: Aramark replacing J Street venues Miso and Baja Sol

Posted Monday, May 30, 11:40 p.m. Despite J Street’s multi-million dollar renovations last summer, two of its venues are closing, to be replaced with new eateries by late August. Kate Moran, a representative from Aramark, said Miso and Baja Sol will be replaced by a burrito station and a salad bar, respectively. Both venues will […]

Editorial: Graduation reflections

The culmination of every student’s four (or five or six) years here occurs at the University commencement ceremony. In the one opportunity for the University to finally applaud its hard working graduates, it seems that no expense was spared in making the occasion special. Sunday’s Commencement was dripping with almost as much GW pride as […]

GW Briefs

Sophomore out of GW Hospital after apparent fall Tau Kappa Epsilon member Ben Golden was released from the GW Hospital last week, hospital officials said, after spending a week at the facility due to an apparent fall from his fraternity’s house. While hospital officials have declined to speak about the sophomore’s condition or injuries since […]

The Crepe Escape

Saad Jallad is whipping up crepes at the Pentagon City Fashion Center like he used to at J Street. Or rather, like he used to for his neighbors in Greece. Jallad, the 25-year-old owner and operator of Crepeaway, came to the United States to attend American University in 1998 and had no intentions of opening […]

It’s official:

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 relationship with GW would continue in […]

WEB UPDATE: 1989 graduate, a Marine, dies in Iraq

Posted Wednesday, June 1, 10:33 p.m. Ricardo Crocker, a 1989 GW graduate who completed the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program while in college, was killed in Iraq last week by a rocket-propelled grenade. Crocker, 39, known simply as “Rick,” was serving his second tour of active duty with the Marine Corps, according to a […]

JCC theater has a lot to offer

It only seats 236 people, has a staff of just seven and manages a budget of less than $1 million. But don’t underestimate the Jewish Community Center’s Theater J at 1529 16th Street. The intimate venue is as good a place as any to see a show. Through June 5, love, disappointment and forgiveness are […]