August 25, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 6

Stories from the August 25, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Battle of the Sexes

Q. My boyfriend and I weren’t able to see much of each other this summer because we live on opposite sides of the country. Most of his friends weren’t around this summer either, and he ended up hanging out a lot with this girl he had kind of dated last summer – before we were […]

City opposes proposed 14-story F Street hall

Federal officials are concerned about initial plans for a new on-campus residence hall, saying the proposed structure’s height will upset the “aesthetic quality” of the neighborhood. The U.S. Commission on Fine Arts, an independent agency that determines how new structures will affect the District’s appearance, said GW might have to go back to the drawing […]

Bar Belle: The trek to Toledo Lounge

Toledo Lounge 2435 18th St. NW Adams Morgan Price: no cover Carded: at the table Dress code: casual Specials: $2 drafts during Happy Hour from 6-9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, plus food specials. On the walls: Dorm room meets garage sale. “Are we there yet?” grumbled one of my friends as we made our way […]

Ruling favors Ivory Towers

GW officials breathed a sigh of relief earlier this month when a D.C. Superior Court judge threw out a motion to halt construction of the Ivory Towers residence hall. Administrators said they are now confident that the path is clear for completion of the 729-bed facility by next fall. At issue is a suit by […]

Colonials feeling the ripple of budget cuts

Softball coach Leslie Moore said she needed a raise. Women’s crew coach Steve Peterson even got one. But both are now coaching at larger state universities, mainly because when they looked to GW for comparable funding, the University’s response was a common phrase in higher education today: the money just isn’t there. University-wide budget cuts […]

Calendar change gains momentum

With signals continuing to point toward the possibility of a change in GW’s academic calendar, university administrators, faculty and students are voicing concerns about a calendar proposal that came out this summer. GW administrators are currently debating a calendar that would include a mandatory, 10-week summer session for all rising juniors and a credit system […]

The Full Nelson: The saving grace of sports

Wait a minute. Did that summer really happen? Could so many things have really gone wrong in such a short time for the sports world? If this summer had been a baseball team, it would have been the ’62 Mets (or as it may turn out, the ’03 Tigers). I mean, it was just pitiful. […]

Dream descends on District again

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the largest civil rights demonstration in history, the March on Washington. The original march, which took place on August 28, 1963 and is remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, attracted a crowd of […]

Fremin tabbed as new softball coach

Shaunte’ Fremin will serve as the new head coach of the year-old GW softball team this year after the University hired her last month. She will replace Leslie Moore, who left for the University of Pennsylvania in June. After spending the past two seasons as head recruiter and hitting coach at the University of Georgia, […]

MPD prepares to arrest underage drinkers

With the help of federal funding, Metropolitan Police officers are planning to converge on bars, nightclubs and fraternity parties in an effort to crack down on underage drinking as the school year starts. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, a federal agency that funds programs nationwide, has given the District a $1 million grant […]