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.

Ball draws dancers for children’s charity

Student leaders were pleasantly surprised by the unexpectedly strong turnout at the second annual Class Council Charity Ball, which raised about $5,000 Friday. About 300 students filled the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom in semi-formal attire, raising money for For the Love of Children, a local charity that helps abused and homeless D.C. children purchase school […]

GW has no make-up for snow day

Prompted by poor area road conditions and a forecast of six to eight inches of snow, University officials joined dozens of area schools and decided to cancel classes for the first time in almost three years Thursday. Students woke up Thursday morning to find six inches of snow and one day free to play football […]

Students criticize health services

Students said Student Health Services’ sexual and reproductive health coverage, including testing for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, contraceptive services and educational programs, are not meeting their needs. Student Health officials said they are constrained by the limited funds the program receives from the University and are doing everything possible to make STD testing readily […]

Surveillance camera use draws concerns

Two weeks ago, Thurston Hall resident Jerry Schall noticed that one of his cherished “special education” signs was stolen from his door. He reported the theft to University Police, who notified him that a security camera might have caught the perpetrator on tape. “I hope they catch the person who did this,” Schall said. “I’ve […]

GW considers study abroad list additions

University officials said they are considering study abroad programs to add to the list of affiliated programs for the fall 2003 semester and will announce the new list at the end of the spring. The University announced early this semester that it would stop accepting credit from unaffiliated study abroad programs next fall because of […]

Greek Village spots named

GW announced the names of three sororities and two fraternities receiving a spot in the Greek Village townhouses, currently under construction and set to open next fall. University officials said property negotiations with some fraternities are continuing and the groups receiving the remaining three houses will be announced before Dec. 18. The Alpha Delta Pi, […]

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 […]