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.

Column: Consider alternative use for old hospital space

The first time I visited GW, I was, as I suspect many people are, struck by how the campus challenged my mind’s conception of a university’s grounds. I’d associated university life with rolling hills and green open spaces. While I’ve come to discover and appreciate that GW’s urban setting produces a distinctive and valuable character, […]

GW in Brief

New public policy school forms GW graduate students can now earn degrees in public policy at the University’s newest school, the School of Public Policy and Public Administration, which began classes this fall. A public policy department previously operated under the School of Business and Public Management but reorganized under the Columbian College of Arts […]

SA Notes

WRGW to broadcast Senate meetings Students will be able to hear Student Association Senate meetings on WRGW’s Web site following a signed agreement between SA Executive Vice President Eric Daleo and WRGW Station Manager Brett Kaplan on Monday. WRGW will record and digitally archive each of the six Senate meetings during the fall semester. Immediately […]

Greek Briefs

TKE holds ceremonial house opening The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity held a ribbon-cutting event to unveil its refurbished house to alumni and prospective members on Saturday. Renovations, including the addition of a kitchen in the basement, full electrical and plumbing repairs and wiring for high-speed Internet, began repairs on the 621 22nd St. house in […]

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 […]