June 9, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 3

Stories from the June 9, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Padres select Conden in 18th round of draft

It took 18 rounds, but Greg Conden finally got the call he had been waiting for. The San Diego Padres selected the former GW pitcher Tuesday in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, sending him to Arizona to begin work in the team’s minor league system. “I’m ready to go,” […]

GW considers adding UPD dogs

GW is considering the purchase of police dogs for bomb and drug detection, a GW official told The Hatchet Friday. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the University may buy a drug-sniffing dog to help with enforcement of drug laws and a bomb-sniffing dog to help handle bomb threats. […]

Miller transfers to Division II school

Senior point guard Darnell Miller left the GW men’s basketball team last month and will transfer to the University of West Georgia, leaving the Colonials with only one senior on their roster next season. With junior T.J. Thompson starting at point guard and two new players also coming in at that position, Miller was told […]

Justice O’Connor addresses law grads

Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor advised Law School graduates to “aim high” and become deeply involved in their communities at the 138th Law School graduation May 25 at the Smith Center. “If your career path is at all like mine – and who knows, for one of you it may well be – […]

Crossfire maintains ratings

Although CNN’s “Crossfire” moved to a new time slot and shortened to a half an hour in April, officials involved with the show’s production said the changes have not negatively affected the show. The political debate show – filmed five days a week in the Media and Public Affairs building’s Jack Morton Auditorium – moved […]

Around Campus

VP Gargano to take UMass job Mike Gargano, associate vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, will be leaving the GW after 15 years for a job at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst later this month. Gargano will become the vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life at the fellow Atlantic 10 […]

7-Eleven seeks later hours

A local 7-Eleven store looking into expanding its hours has faced stiff opposition from Foggy Bottom residents worried that students with the after-hours munchies will disrupt the neighborhood. The store, located at 912 New Hampshire Avenue NW near the Foggy Bottom Metro station, is petitioning the District to stay open 24 hours a day, seven […]

University cuts CI budget

Administrators said the University significantly reduced its spending for this year’s Colonial Inauguration in response to budget cuts in departments across the University. Associate Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Michael Gargano said GW mostly cut spending from give-aways, food and printed materials. GWopoly, the board game traditionally given out to all CI […]

Academic calendar committee releases final report

The taskforce created to explore a new academic calendar submitted its final report to top administrators last week, which will be posted on the GWeb site on Wednesday. The committee was originally slated to release its report in early May, but pushed back the date to allow for further investigation. The report enumerates the pros […]

Surfs up, so pack it up and hit the road

It’s a Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. You are sitting in a tiny, overheated and drab cubicle at your unpaid internship, checking your e-mail for what seems like the hundredth time and counting down the minutes until 5 p.m. You will then walk to the nearest Metro stop in the blazing heat, or pouring rain, […]