November 25, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 34

Stories from the November 25, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students walk for homeless

Hundreds of GW volunteers worked behind the scenes in addition to walking at the 15th annual Help the Homeless Walk Saturday, making GW the only District-area “partner” in the walk. Organized by the Office of Community Service, the University provided students to register walkers and participate in the event. About 400 GW students walked along […]

Market strenghtens GW, community relations

Students and local residents said the GW Farmers Market on Kogan Plaza could be a beginning to much-needed improvements in the area’s town-gown relationships. Senior Josh Singer, who spearheaded the project, called the second market, held last week, successful. As the Farmers Market Association’s slogan, “building community through food,” suggests, organizers of the GW Farmers […]

On-campus beds remain empty

Although GW leased residence halls City Hall and Pennsylvania House last year to accommodate an influx of about 450 freshmen on campus and the University continues to build more housing, about 130 residence hall beds are currently empty. Officials said that the number of empty beds reflects students who initially request housing but leave before […]

GW dedicates room to Jonathan Rizzo

More than 80 people crowded into the renovated Thurston Hall television lounge Friday afternoon to witness the emotional dedication of the room to the memory of Jonathan Michael Rizzo. Rizzo, a GW freshman in 2000-01 and member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, was killed near his Massachusetts home in July 2001. The event was organized […]

Raas Chaos rocks Lisner

More than 1,000 students and friends cheered and clapped for their favorite South Asian performance teams at the second annual “Raas Chaos” competition in Lisner Auditorium Saturday night. Tufts, with the only all-female group in competition, grabbed the $1,250 grand prize at the end of the night. Georgetown came in second, bringing home $750. Only […]

Around Campus

Fire,flood cause City Hall damage Residents of City Hall evacuated at about 3 a.m. Saturday after a grease fire broke out in room 1217. Sprinklers went off in the hall following the fire and water leaked into several rooms from the 12th to the ninth floors. Officials cleaned out the room with “wet vacuums” and […]

Movie theater to open near campus

Students will be able to walk to D.C.’s most “state-of-the-art” movie theater with the scheduled opening of a 3,000-seat Loews Theater in Georgetown this week. The theater, scheduled to open Friday, was supposed to open earlier this month but was delayed because of construction problems. “I think that having a theater so close to campus […]

Around DC

Students deliver subpoenas to Ashcroft Activists representing students at more than 300 college campuses delivered more than 1,000 subpoenas to Attorney General John Ashcroft Wednesday, calling for more transparency in law enforcement. The delivery was part of the “First Monday” campaign, alleging the erosion of civil liberties since September 11. “We are very concerned about […]

Around the Nation

Test history now reported with MCAT U-WIRE) DURHAM, N.C. – The medical school admissions pressure cooker, known as the MCAT, just got a whole lot hotter. Among the changes approved for 2003, the most significant is that medical schools will now receive an applicant’s entire testing history – not just the highest score – when […]

NFL comes to GW

Without a tackle football team of their own, students do not mention GW and the NFL in the same sentence too often. But because of GW’s intramural flag football league, all that has changed. Saturday marked the first NFL College Flag Football Championship Bash, held at the Mount Vernon field. The bash concluded the first […]