September 18, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 12

Stories from the September 18, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hospital E.R. visits increase

Recent area hospital closures and a nationwide nursing shortage led to a 27 percent surge in emergency room visits at the GW Hospital between June 2002 and June 2003. While the hospital has been forced to turn away some patients because of overcrowding, officials said they are making a concerted effort to treat all students […]

SJT addresses mandatory summer

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he wished turnout for the Student Association town hall meeting regarding a change in GW’s academic calendar was “more robust.” The 70 students who attended the meeting Wednesday evening questioned Trachtenberg for about 40 minutes about how a mandatory summer session would affect student life and academic affairs. The […]

Hurricane threat cancels classes

The University canceled Thursday classes because Metro officials announced that bus and rail service would stop at 11 a.m. as Hurricane Isabel barrels toward D.C. University officials are readying the campus for possible flooding and power outages and are urging students to stay indoors for the storm’s duration. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for student […]

University to broaden wireless Internet access

The University plans to expand wireless Internet use to “hot spots” around campus this semester, including J Street and some classrooms in the Hall of Government, Tompkins Hall and buildings used by business school students. GW is also pursuing a deal with an outside commercial provider, which could expand wireless Internet access to additional campus […]

WEB EXTRA – University cancels Friday classes

Posted: 1:23 p.m., Thursday The University canceled Friday classes in anticipation of the inclement weather associated with Hurricane Isabel, University officials said Thursday morning. Bob Ludwig, interim director of media relations, said GW is taking the appropriate actions to ensure students’ safety, adding that the closing of D.C. bus and rail service Thursday morning led […]

Rush tactics worry IFC

Interfraternity Council leaders said they are concerned about recruitment tactics being used by unrecognized fraternities during this fall’s rush period, which began Monday night. Members of the unrecognized Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu and “APES” fraternities recruited outside Thurston Hall and attended an IFC-sponsored barbecue on Kogan Plaza Monday. Unrecognized Greek-letter organizations are not […]

Web Extra GW cancels Monday MVC classes

Posted 9:20p.m. Sept. 21 – With city officials struggling to restore electricity to the Mount Vernon Campus, GW has canceled the campus’ Monday classes and relocated its Tuesday classes to Foggy Bottom facilities. The Mount Vernon Campus lost electricity during the storm Thursday night, when a tree fell on a power line near campus. Log […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/13 – Thurston Hall 5:30 a.m. – case closed Community Living and Learning staff notified University Police that they were conducting an administrative search in a room. They found 15 grams of marijuana. Referred to Student Judicial Services Liquor Law Violoation 9/13 – Townhouse Row 12:15 a.m. – case closed UPD encountered […]

The Godfather of Noyze

Best known for his periodic stints with The Roots, vocal percussionist Rahzel Brown uses the beat-box to take listeners back to the roots of hip-hop. A perfect accessory to any rapper, Rahzel has been linked to some of the most longstanding and successful artists. His 2000 solo project, The Fifth Element, spotlights Rahzel’s astounding ability […]

Sororities see record interest

Officials said an unprecedented 425 potential sorority members flooded the elevator lobby on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center Tuesday night, kicking off Panhellenic recruitment. Last year 368 women initially expressed interest in recruitment. Panhellenic Rush is made up of four rounds – open house, philanthropy, invitational and preference – before students receive bids […]