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.

1904 to 1912: Events

January 23, 1904 Congress grants charter to the George Washington University. Baptist affiliation of Columbian University dropped as GW becomes non-sectarian. Trustees unanimously approve name change in May. June 22, 1904 Columbian College of Arts and Sciences incorporated; Professor William Allen Wilbur becomes first dean. Fall 1904 School year begins with 1,243 students in six […]

BSU, OLAS kick off year

Nearly 200 students gathered in the Hippodrome Saturday to start the year off in style at the Black Student Union and Organization of American Latino Students kickoff event. The organizations expanded their reach to students at American, Howard and Georgetown universities for the first time this year – a step group leaders acknowledged as positive. […]

Staff Editorial: Bursting the bubble

The average college student doesn’t expect his neighbor to be an 80-year-old who wakes up when he is just crawling into bed for the night. But in Foggy Bottom, where a significant percentage of the population is non-student, a “clash of lifestyles” between the two groups is definitely apparent. The University has been under fire […]

GW, FB residents at odds

The alleged vandalism of a car belonging to a student living in historic Foggy Bottom has underscored the tensions between longtime residents of the neighborhood and students renting townhouses there. On Wednesday, a senior leasing a townhouse on 25th Street said he called Metropolitan Police after reportedly observing that all four tires of his green […]

Battle of the Sexes

Q: The school year has just started and I have already been “sexiled” twice during the week. I don’t mind when it happens on the weekends, but I already have a huge workload for my classes and I can’t afford to lose so much time that could be spent studying. I understand everyone has needs, […]

Column: Southeast D.C. misrepresented

As a native Washingtonian who has lived in Southeast D.C. all of my life and who has been living in the Capitol Hill area for the last eight years, I was personally offended by Sarah Ransbottom referring to SE’s streets as “mean” and “tough” in her article about Las Placitas restaurant (Sept. 2, p. 16). […]

NFL Kickoff honors troops

Despite intermittent rain and muddy conditions, the National Football League kicked off its season with a spectacle of a concert on the National Mall Thursday night. More than 100,000 people filled the Mall between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument, as Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Method Man and Aretha Franklin rocked the […]

Barbecue Pit Stop

Red Hot & Blue 3014 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, Va. 22201 (703) 243-1510 One block away from the Clarendon Metro stop on the orange line. If you think that D.C. isn’t part of the South, the owners of Red Hot & Blue will tell you otherwise. But where can a D.C. townie get a taste of […]

Column: Fear conservatives’ fears

I have a love/hate relationship with talk-radio – the only form of media that conservatives can rightly claim dominance over. I love to listen to it while driving around in my car while screaming at those talk-radio conservative crack-pots that are so easy to hate, like Rush Limbaugh. Of course I know that Rush and […]

Panel selects Pentagon memorial

Pentagon employee David Laychak, 40, left behind two children and a loving family when he lost his life on Sept. 11, 2001. To honor him as well as the other 183 victims of the Pentagon attack, the Army Corps of Engineers issued an open call last year for the design of a memorial; 1,100 entries […]