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.

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 […]

Presidential Profile: Charles W. Needham (1848-1935)

During the late 1880s, the Columbian University made remarkable progress in expansion, outreach and academic quality. By the turn of the century, however, much of this progress was erased. The dishonesty of University administration officials created a financial and many believed it would not survive. In 1902, during these “dark ages,” Charles W. Needham became […]

University celebrates ESIA grand opening

Following U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell’s foreign policy address Friday, hundreds of students, professors and administrators packed the Elliott School of International Affairs building to celebrate its inauguration. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and his predecessor, former President Lloyd Elliott, the school’s namesake, joined Powell in the ceremonial opening of the school in a […]

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). […]