September 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 9

Stories from the September 8, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Powell returns to campus

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan and peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict top the Bush administration’s agenda in a foreign policy speech at Lisner Auditorium Friday. In an address that lasted about an hour, Powell touched on a number of foreign policy issues, including military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

Around Campus

Bomb scare closes International House University Police prevented students from leaving International House Sunday morning for two hours after being notified by the U.S. Secret Service about a “suspicious” package in the State Department. At 10 a.m., Metropolitan Police cordoned off 22nd Street between G Street and Virginia Avenue after they were advised that a […]

What a steal! Innovative ways to save money

We’re not all Jersey princesses and kings of New England here at GW. Some students are genuinely poor- always worried about money, always a dollar short. But even if you can’t afford to live your roommate’s cushy lifestyle, you can still give yourself a leg up if you’re willing to work for it. There are […]

Campus Calendar

Monday University Club ribbon-cutting 11 a.m. University Club; 1918 F St. NW Prolific Art Galleries poster sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Marvin Center 3rd Floor Terrace The GW Review information session 8 p.m. Marvin Center room 431 South Asian Society first general body meeting 8 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center room 405 Circle K […]

Smell my purple pepper!

Eastern Market 7th and Pennsylvania avenues Sat., Sept. 6 9 a.m. The air outside is brisk, and as I step out into the sunlight I can already tell that it will be a beautiful day. Perfect weather, in fact, for shopping at an open-air market. I make the short trek from JBKO to the Foggy […]

Greek housing receives blessing

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting for Townhouse Row Thursday was symbolic of an anticipated expansion in Greek-letter life on campus, administrators and student leaders said. About 50 students, faculty and staff gathered for the ceremony outside the complex, which University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called a “15-year dream.” “I suspect this expansion will contribute to the growth […]

Changing and moving

Sweatshirts, T-shirts, car decals and even woven blankets are sold at the University Bookstore reading, “GW 1821.” While the Columbian College was founded that year, the transition from the then-Columbian University to The George Washington University did not occur until 1904. Attempting to address severe financial problems and accomodate an improving academic reputation, University officials […]

District, campus plan to commemorate 9/11

With few public events planned to mark the second anniversary of September 11, observance of the date will be relatively low-key this year. The largest campus gathering is a candlelight vigil on the Quad scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Thursday. “It’s important for individuals to remember and think about it and deal with it in ways […]

Spotlight: University athletics

GW football dominated the pages of The Hatchet in the early-1900s. The Hatchet wrote in 1904 that “football is the most important of fall and winter athletics.” Head coach Alexander Rorke led the 1904 team, which trained at the Oxford Hotel downtown, to a 4-2-2 record. He spoke like a true football coach when interviewed […]

Munson Hall gas leak forces evacuation

More than 200 students evacuated Munson Hall Sunday night after a gas leak was detected in the building. After determining the residence hall would be closed until Monday, University officials told students to stay with friends for the night but said there were enough on-campus beds to accommodate anyone who could not secure alternative sleeping […]