July 7, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 5

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

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 […]

Supreme Court upholds affirmative action

The University will continue to use race as one of many admissions factors following the U.S. Supreme Court’s two landmark affirmative action rulings in late June. In the decisions, the court reaffirmed the affirmative action policies, upholding a 1978 ruling, but struck down the University of Michigan’s strict point-based system. GW admissions officials said they […]

GW appeals to Supreme Court in zoning dispute

University officials made their final attempt last month to reverse a city order limiting GW’s growth in Foggy Bottom by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take on the case. If the court declines to hear the case, the University will have exhausted its legal tactics to have the order revoked in federal court. GW […]

GW to teach Saudi royals

GW will offer long-distance learning courses to six members of the Saudi Arabian royal family this fall. The students will take courses over the Internet, rather than coming to campus, because of safety concerns. A representative of the royal family told the University that the students liked GW’s programs but were worried about traveling to […]

Staff editorial:Dialogue needed before any major calendar changes

“I have talked about escaping from the agrarian calendar that gives the summer off for harvesting and actually using the campus for instruction 12 months of the year, minus a little time for vacations.” -University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in June 20 address to Board of Trustees And so the planning and development of a […]

Letters to the editor

Gross omission I picked up the Hatchet titled “CI Guide 2003” and was quite impressed with the comprehensive coverage of GW’s activities, places and happenings. Though, when I read your article titled “Greek-letter orgs. recruit early” on page 5 and continued on page 24, I was disappointed to notice the omission of the entire Multicultural […]

Capitalizing on the Fourth

July 4 Georgetown, D.C. Arlington, Va. National Mall, D.C. Whether you mark the holiday with an annual family reunion, summer vacation to the beach or a small barbecue followed by fireworks, Independence Day seems to be celebrated in a ritualistic manner by almost all Americans. Everyone has specific traditions they adhere to each year, perhaps […]