September 5, 2000

Volume 97, Issue 8

Stories from the September 5, 2000 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Deconstructing Gee-dub

Every columnist to grace these pages seems to enjoy using his first column to talk to the freshman class. You know, offer them some kind words, share a joke and initiate them into the world of GW – that sort of thing. I’ve been racking my brains for the last few days trying to think […]

In search of a State Plaze scandal

August 31, 200010:52 p.m.State Plaza Hotel Our team of five set out to discovered if the freshmen living in the State Plaza are putting their swanky setup to proper use. The team comprised a writer (me), a photographer and three extra intruders who could also be used as bait should any snags arise in the […]

Staff editorial: Second tier, second year

U.S. News and World Report released its ever-controversial rankings again Friday much to the dismay of GW students. For yet another year, GW has fallen short of the goal of obtaining a respectable ranking. In light of the promises of administrators and the amount students and their families shell out each year for the privilege […]

Letter: Stressing sobriety

While sitting in Kogan Plaza before a recent afternoon rain shower, I overheard some students discussing GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s editorial in Monday’s edition of The Hatchet regarding responsible alcohol use among GW students (Toasting the class of 2004, Aug. 28). These students expressed apathy about the president’s statement. President Trachtenberg voiced concerns about […]

Volleyball cruises through Manhattan, sweeps tourney

GW kicked off a great start to its season this weekend as the Colonials completed a four-team sweep and won the Chesapeake Volleyball Invitational held at the Smith Center. The Colonials (4-0) overpowered Manhattan and Robert Morris colleges Saturday after dominating Howard and Wagner universities Friday. I think the girls did extremely well, interim coach […]

Upcoming Games

Tuesday – Volleyball at UMBC 7 p.m. Wednesday – no games scheduled Thursday – no games scheduled Friday – Volleyball vs. Florida at UC Berkeley 8 p.m. (EDT) Men’s Soccer at VMI 3 p.m. Women’s Soccer at UMBC 4 p.m.

GW undergrad population reaches 7,200

Freshmen enrollment has increased about 20 percent in the past two years, making GW’s undergraduate population a record-high 7,200 students. And no cutback in the population boom is scheduled any time soon. The University’s five-year rolling plan is to obtain 8,000 students in five years from today, said Robert Chernak, vice president for Student and […]

Water polo splits four matches

After losing two matches Saturday, the GW men’s water polo team gelled together and won their final two matches Sunday, good for 13th place at the Navy Invitational. The United States Naval Academy (A squad) won the tournament. In their opening match Saturday morning, the Colonials (2-2) lost 13-4 to a University of Puerto Rico […]

University sells Prometheus, expands campus usage

The popularity of GW’s online educational resource, Prometheus, has grown on campus and led to its purchase by universities in the United States and Canada. On an average day during the first week of classes, more than 2,000 people logged on to the online academic tool that allows teachers to post syllabi, host discussions and […]