July 7, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 5

Stories from the July 7, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Not your average lecture

Late one evening in 1986, Dan Rather was attacked and savagely beaten on Park Avenue in New York. According to reports, his attackers were two well-dressed white men; they accosted Rather, shouting variations of the phrase “Kenneth, what is the frequency?” Who they were and what they wanted remains unsolved. Cherry Red Productions’ new play, […]

WEB EXTRA: Court lifts zoning requirements pending final decision

Posted July 14: University officials are still considering whether to begin construction on the new business school building after a small victory in District court last week. The D.C. Court of Appeals temporarily lifted a city-imposed moratorium on the construction of non-residential buildings last Thursday. GW had hoped to break ground on the building in […]

Softball coach goes to U. Penn.

With 12 incoming freshmen set to join the GW softball team next season, it appears the Colonials have the firepower to improve on their 3-36 inaugural season. Now, suddenly, the only problem is they don’t have a coach. After just one year in the dugout, head coach Leslie King Moore resigned last month to become […]

WEB EXTRA: 2003-04 men’s basketball schedule (non-conference only)

Posted August 11, 9:33 p.m. (home games in bold) November Sat 8 Universal All-Stars (exhibition) TBA Sat 15 EA Sports (exhibition) TBA Fri 21 at Charlotte 7:35 p.m. Tue 25 Florida International 7:00 pm Red Auerbach Colonial Classic – 28th and 29th at GW Fri 28 St. Francis (NY) vs. William and Mary 6 p.m. […]

Woman sues GW for anti-gay discrimination

A GW employee filed suit last month against the University, claiming that a supervisor began harassing her after he found out she was gay. Kami Groom, who works in GW’s Information Systems and Services department, said the University failed to discipline ISS Assistant Director Mark Harris after Groom filed several complaints against him with the […]

WEB EXTRA: U.S. News change will not impact GW’s rank

Posted July 27GW officials said recent changes to U.S. News and World Report college ranking formula will not significantly impact the University’s standing. The annual rankings, which have placed GW in the second tier for four straight years, will no longer count yield rate -the percentage of accepted student who chose to enroll at a […]

Panel releases report on mandatory summer, new course plan

GW will increase enrollment by 1,000 students, boost revenue by at least $11 million and feature a mandatory summer session for rising juniors, if the University adopts one of the plans outlined in a report released last month. Considering adding a 10-week summer term and a four-credit, four-course per semester structure comes during a severe […]

Armed man robs students on Quad

Two female students walking through the Quad were robbed a little past midnight June 30. The students, one freshman attending Colonial Inauguration session four and one senior, were approached by two men unaffiliated with the University while crossing campus. The men demanded and took cash from the students, and then fled in a vehicle driven […]