December 9, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 36

Stories from the December 9, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Admissions numbers increase

GW continues to see an increase in prospective student interest, as the University received close to 11,000 applications for next year as of the end of November, admissions officials said last week. Early Decision I applications have also increased – the University had received about 100 more applications this year than last year about a […]

Upgrades to fix persistent Webmail woes

Technology officials said they will begin upgrading Webmail software this winter to combat problems persistently plaguing students this semester. The changes to the system will improve Webmail services and fix unexpected log-outs, inability to log in to accounts and slowness, according to Information Systems Services. During winter break, ISS will lay the groundwork for the […]

Battle of the sexes

Q: The weekend before Thanksgiving I got completely trashed and revealed something really personal about one of my best friends. “Sarah’s” secret spread around, and now she’s furious at whoever slipped. She has no idea it was me, and instead thinks it’s another friend of ours. I feel so guilty, but I’m terrified if I […]

Hospitalization numbers up

More students have been hospitalized for alcohol-related incidents through November than the entire 2001-2002 academic year. University officials are calling the increase a positive sign, noting that more students are willing to call University Police for intoxicated friends. Forty-four students were hospitalized by the end of November, while a total of 43 students went to […]

Vexed in the City

Recently I had the good fortune along with several hundred of my schoolmates to spend several hours of the night wandering the streets in search of a warm grate to sleep on, or a cardboard box to snuggle up in. No, we were not on crack, chillin’ with our homeless homies, and GW did not […]

Israeli bill passes

A controversial piece of legislation pledging the Student Association’s support for the U.S.-Israel relationship has stirred controversy within SA branches and among students on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Senate passed the bill by a narrow margin Tuesday and SA President Phil Robinson is currently deciding whether to approve or veto the resolution […]

Holiday Gift Guide

‘Twas the holiday season and all through Foggy Bottom, not a creature was stirring, it was the end of autumn. Stockings were hung by chimneys with care, from Long Island to Jersey, Los Angeles and Bel Air. Students were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of iPods danced in their heads. Well ladies […]

Men lose cross-town battle to American University

Even with sophomore T.J. Thompson’s career-high 26 points and nine assists, the GW men’s basketball team fell to cross-town rival American University Thursday, 81-75 for the team’s second loss in three games. The loss is the Colonials’ first against the Eagles (5-6) in ten games between the two D.C. squads. American’s last victory over GW […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: University names last three groups for townhouses

Posted 8:30 p.m. Dec. 22-University officials announced the last three Greek-letter organizations to get spots in Townhouse Row Wednesday. The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and the Alpha Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma sororities each signed 9-month leases for 24-member houses, set to open next fall. Alpha Delta Pi, Delta Gamma and Sigma Kappa sororities and […]