September 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 8

Stories from the September 4, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Flood puts two HWC floors out of commission

Students looking to play basketball or indoor soccer will have to move their pick-up games to the Smith Center, after the third and fourth floors of the Health and Wellness Center flooded and University officials decided to close the area indefinitely. Classes usually held on those floors of the building have been moved to the […]

Smoke-free campaign pushes forward

Students asking for an ashtray at a local hangout may be told to take their cigarettes outside in the near future, as a smoke-free restaurant and bar campaign gains momentum in the District. More than 200 restaurants and bars have declared themselves smoke- free, many in the past year with the help of Smokefree D.C., […]

University Club offers late-night eats, drinks

Students of legal age can now drink beer until two in the morning, without leaving campus boundaries, at GW’s revamped University Club. Previously, students who were not members of the club could only attend Thursday night happy hours and other limited events, but now a section of the club is open for student use seven […]

SMPA finds fill-in professors

The School of Media and Public Affairs is currently looking for a permanent solution since electronic media department director David Liban recently notified the University he would not return to GW this fall. Although SMPA hired two new adjunct professors about a week before the start of the semester to cover Liban’s classes, officials are […]

Analysis: U.S. News rankings impact marginal

Released at the beginning of each academic year, U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue has become a road map for students starting out on the college search process. Interest in this year’s rankings has grown with U.S. News’ decision to numerically rank schools in the top half, in addition to listing the […]

University seeks Colonial Cash partners

When Nikki Ong opened her Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant, the Thai Place, last February, she said GW students came in and asked whether they could pay with their GWorld cards. “I did not know what it was,” Ong said. “So finally I asked a male student what it was, and he told me how it worked. […]

Anti-war protestors call for end to Iraq occupation

Members of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition called on President Bush to immediately remove troops from Iraq and to allocate greater resources for its reconstruction at a panel discussion at the National Press Club Wednesday. The panel included former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and Muslim activist Mahdi Bray. In front of a backdrop reading […]

Staff Editorial: Monthly wrap-up of GW ups and downs

Mandatory summer and academic changes A Washington Post editorial by University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg makes a mandatory session seem nearly eminent – and students only have until Nov. 1 to log feedback with the administration. River Horse Bistro at the U Club Expanding the Thursday night secret to a daily hotspot for on-campus alcohol? […]

DC Happenings

Thursday Britney Spears and Aerosmith kick off the NFL season with a free concert on the National Mall, 4 p.m. Friday Ron Blake of the Christian McBride Band is playing a free concert at Twins Lounge, located at 1344 U Street N.W., 9 p.m.

War: It’s only natural

When there is no war, the war-like man attacks himself. -Friedrich Nietzche Sometimes a hot war is healthier than a cold one. Making claim to a kind of war beyond the battlefield, “Buffalo Soldiers” (Miramax) tackles the topic of war as a natural and internal human condition. Starring Joaquin Phoenix (“Gladiator”), the film, set at […]