Tuesday RotexDC September Meet & Greet Join former Rotary Youth Exchange students and young professionals for a drink in Chinatown the first Tuesday of every month. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 801 7th St. N.W. Sponsored by the Rotex Club of Washington, D.C. Wednesday Peace Corps employer information session Students will have the opportunity to meet Peace Corps officials and learn about their field of work 5 to 6:30 p.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Student Bar Association gets national honor The American Bar Association has recognized GW's Student Bar Association as the best student group of its kind in the nation. An organization serving every member of the nation's 20th-ranked Law School by U.S. News and World Report, the SBA plans student life events and helps graduating law students find internships and jobs.
The article "Behind the beard" (Aug. 31, p. 1) erroneously reported that at Freshman Convocation freshmen overwhelmingly voted for President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to shave his beard. The freshmen voted for the president not to shave his beard.
Schools across the country receiving federal funds, including GW and neighboring universities, are preparing to commemorate the ratification of the Constitution this September because of a new law.
Four GW alumni are taking part in the process to buy the Washington Nationals baseball team, which will probably be sold by the end of October. GW graduates Bill Collins, who was a player for the Milwaukee Brewers farm organization; Colin Powell, the secretary of state in President George W.
The Semester at Sea program, while exposing students to a rich variety of locales and experiences, has been traditionally viewed as a three-month party on a big boat. By vying for a partnership with the program, GW has the unique opportunity to improve Semester at Sea's reputation and expand the academic opportunities available to its own students.
The campus was virtually empty at 11 a.m. on Labor Day Monday. Everyone must have been sleeping in after a heavy night of partying, but for some reason, I was awake, roaming Foggy Bottom. I had spent the past week endlessly watching 24-hour cable news, but instead of turning on CNN, I had to get out.
Surfing the Internet last week, I had a revelation. I stumbled onto the Web site for the Flying Spaghetti Monster and was simultaneously angered and inspired. His Noodly Appendage was clearly the creator of heaven and earth, but why had I heard nothing about Him from my public high school biology teachers? Why was I never told that Darwin might be wrong, and that I may have in fact been created by a higher being with meatballs for eyes? For those of you who are entirely confused and considering writing letters to the editor insisting I be committed, I urge you to first take a look at the Wikipedia article on the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which reveals that Flying Spaghetti Monsterism is a "parody religion" created by University of Oregon physics student Bobby Henderson.
Forget the first 10 people you met at GW - not everyone is from Long Island. Or New Jersey, for that matter. Or even Pennsylvania. Though many times you may hear students asking one another "Nassau or Suffolk County?" GW really does attract students from interesting locales all over the country and the globe.
You're throwing a Frisbee with your roommate. They're rolling a ball to their line buddy. You're on your way to anthropology. They're taking a break from the alphabet. From nearby daycare centers, they travel to University Yard - typically by way of wagon or leash.
As the general lay on my bed with a gun resting on his chest, holding court in my bedroom, I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. After a week in Cairo, and after seeing endless apartments, my roommates and I were about to sign our first lease on an apartment.
It may not have been the best week ever for everyone on campus, but this year's Welcome Week did offer quality entertainment and good times to new students and upperclassmen alike. The annual 10-day event aimed at offering students everything from free club dancing in the Smith Center to a student organization open house in the Marvin Center.
For the first time since 2002, the GW volleyball team lost its own invitational after falling in a third and deciding match to Towson. The Colonials (2-2) swept Iona College and Delaware State before falling to the Tigers in straight games. After picking up two wins in the tournament, the Colonials (2-2) are in blue numbers for the first time since winning 11 games to start off the 2003 season.
The 2005 men's soccer season opened Sept. 2 against American in the first game of the 2005 D.C. College Cup, a tournament it failed to win. The GW squad endured 110 minutes of arduous play on Georgetown University's North Kehoe Field to leave with a 1-1 tie.
After reading every message board complaint and being stopped on the street by people that only talk to me about GW basketball, about the supposed lackluster nature of the 2005-2006 GW men's basketball schedule, it was time. Time to attempt to explain the logic behind Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz and head coach Karl Hobbs' selection of out-of-conference opponents.
After leading for most of the contest, the GW women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to James Madison on Sunday afternoon. The Colonials (1-3) struck first, as Shari Taylor put the team on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal in the sixth minute.
As the new academic year begins, University officials continue to examine the possibility of switching student courseloads to a four-class, four-credit system. Administrators created a task force last spring to consider implementing the four-by-four system, but according to a July letter to the GW community from the Office of Academic Affairs, the committee made up of 24 faculty members, students and administrators has not reached an agreement on the model's "value" for GW.
The GW Bookstore is believed to have dismissed one employee for allegedly giving customers a 10 percent discount on their purchases in exchange for a small cash payment. Two students told The Hatchet last week that a cashier tried to make the deal with them Aug.
GW is redoubling its enforcement of fire safety policies this semester, after a blaze on the ninth floor of Thurston Hall last spring left a student in critical condition and caused several thousand dollars of damage. Students returning to campus this semester were notified that the University's Office of Risk Management will be conducting periodic health and safety inspections throughout the year.
Every year GW freshmen travel the well-worn path around the National Mall to see D.C.'s famed monuments, but some freshmen got a different view of the sites Saturday as they cruised along the Potomac River. Thirty tourists, city dwellers and GW students glimpsed the District's landmark attractions by boat, catching riverside views of the Kennedy Center, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and the U.
Call it the Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-Ocean Campus. GW is among a handful of universities vying to affiliate with the Semester at Sea program, after the University of Pittsburgh announced it will cut its ties with the program next spring.
A Muslim cleric identified by the 9/11 Commission as an assistant to the Sept. 11 hijackers was enrolled as a GW graduate student for two semesters and served as a chaplain for a student group before fleeing the country shortly after the attacks.
University officials said at least one student contracted a skin infection that may be linked to improper cleaning of exercise mats at the Health and Wellness Center.
There's a popular saying that's been circulating around the Georgetown University campus. "The general joke here is that GW stands for Georgetown Waitlist," said Scott Cheney-Peters, a Georgetown senior. He continued, "(Georgetown students) feel that Georgetown is slightly superior to GW but not in a completely different league.
The University's new computer requirements for connecting to the Internet have left some students confused and annoyed, as they are busy constantly updating their systems.