August 25, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 6

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

Staff editorial: 51: On the brink

The U.S. News World and Report rankings extended numerically for the first time beyond 50 to include the top 123 schools, no longer lumping all “second tier” schools together. The change is important for GW, which, since falling out of the top 50 a few years ago, has been grouped with schools with worse reputations. […]

Colonial Mail debuts

GW students, faculty and staff should expect faster service and more options from the recently introduced Colonial Mail, technology officials said last week. The University made the switch to the new service to provide users with better service than the previously used Webmail. Johnny Bret Jones, director of Technology Engineering, said Colonial Mail is a […]

Future of academics requires student feedback

Welcome back from your summer vacation. Whether you spent the last three months relaxing, working or taking classes at a cheaper college closer to home, I hope all of you treasured the last three months. Because back on campus, the University released a report addressing a number of significant academic changes, foremost among them, the […]

GW thwarts computer virus

University technology officials said they have prevented a computer virus that has infected millions of computers worldwide from wreaking havoc on GW’s e-mail server. Johnny Bret Jones, director of Technology Engineering, said GW’s virus scanner is stripping virus-laden e-mails before they reach Webmail inboxes. The messages appear in inboxes, but no longer carry the virus. […]

‘In and Of the District’ in the classroom

A few months ago, the University published an elegant little booklet called “The George Washington University In and Of the District of Columbia,” “GW + DC” for short. If you have not yet seen a copy and read it, I urge you to do so. On the page or online, I recommend it to students, […]

GW ranked at No. 51

GW missed a coveted spot in the U.S. News and World Report’s top 50 national universities by a hair this year, tying with Pepperdine University in Califonia at 51. Monday’s edition of U.S. News marks the first time the magazine numerically ranked schools that fell below the 50th spot. The publication previously listed universities ranked […]

Around Campus

GW senior under fire for interview A GW student interning at a Dallas newspaper came under fire last month for a jailhouse interview she conducted with an alleged murderer. A lawyer for Carlton Dotson, a former Baylor University basketball player accused of murdering ex-teammate Patrick Dennehy, said Dallas Morning News intern and GW senior Shani […]

Splitting Hairs: Students to shave hair for charity

On January 19, 2003, five barbers gathered at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in North Yorkshire, UK and established a world record. The quintet shaved 228 heads in four hours, setting the current world record for Most Heads Shaved in Four Hours. GW student organization Buzzing for Change is planning to beat the current record […]

SBPM construction remains on hold

GW will need to secure a final building permit before it can decide whether to break ground on a new business school facility, University officials said Wednesday. Last month, a District court gave the University the green light to start construction when it temporarily lifted a city-imposed moratorium on the construction of non-residential buildings. University […]