August 25, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 9

Stories from the August 25, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Summer Scrapbook

June 1, New Haven, Conn. – Aug. 3, San Francisco, Calif. Wake up at 5:30 a.m., eat, dress in spandex and ride. Armed with a map of the day’s route, water, food and spare tires, juniors Steve Carlson and Evan Johnson biked 70 miles a day – before stopping for lunch. This describes an average […]

GW Bookstore competes with online retailers

While buying books for classes once entailed hours in line at the GW bookstore to buy textbooks at University prices, an increasing amount of students said they are opting to buy their books online after comparison shopping at about a dozen Web sites. With classes a week away, many students on campus and at home […]

Staff editorial:Print wisely

There is no use in attempting to persuade GW not to implement the 7-cents-per-page printing fee in University computer labs. The fee is here to stay. Students must accept this as part of going to a school that charges every student a mandatory $225 for the use of the Health and Wellness Center, but asks […]

ISS works to speed access

Persistent problems with GW Web sites, slow Webmail and old University computers could be ending soon, once an Information Systems and Services plan to update hardware and software campus-wide is complete. GW Chief Information Officer David Swartz said GW has a short and long-term plan to alleviate problems with e-mail and consolidate the GW Web […]

Staff editorial:Giving George a face lift

Students cannot help but be proud of the surface additions made to GW over the summer. University officials are obviously focusing on improving the aesthetics of the campus and responding to student requests in some areas of service, but should realize that many of these improvements are only skin-deep. Impressive new buildings, J Street renovations […]

GW debuts new food choices

Dining officials said they have responded to student feedback with the addition of two J Street stations, more vegetarian and kosher selections and service changes in Mitchell Hall for the upcoming school year. The space Cranberry Farms occupied last year will be shared by two food venues, the Home Zone and Grilleworks featuring Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks. […]

Lewis’ late goal forces tie

The GW men’s soccer team escaped a loss in its first game of the season against visiting University of Maryland-Baltimore County Saturday when senior defender Kirk Lewis sent the ball into the top left corner of the net to tie the exhibition game at one apiece. Head coach George Lidster said he was pleased his […]

Sports Briefs:

GW hires new coach Former men’s novice rowing coach Matt Boyle was promoted to varsity men’s head coach Aug. 9 after leading the Colonials to one of their most successful seasons in history last spring. The team advanced to the finals of both the San Diego Crew Classic and the Dad Veils and also won […]

WRGW airs Baysox games

Senior Brett Kaplan, a summertime cameraman for the minor league Bowie Baysox, realized last month the Orioles farm team did not have their games broadcast over the radio. Luckily, Kaplan, who also happens to be general manager of WRGW, helped the Maryland team solve the problem. Kaplan took the idea to broadcast Baysox games on […]

Hospital moves across the street

“Two minutes!” A crowd of doctors and medical students buzzed with excitement as they lined the second-floor rotunda of the new GW Hospital Friday night, awaiting the transfer of the first patient. A woman in labor was already resting upstairs. A media pool waited in front of the reception desk, making the spacious lobby seem […]