September 22, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 13

Stories from the September 22, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SAE considers future after loss of house

Members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity said the organization’s GW chapter will continue to survive despite the recent loss of its 2034 G St. house. The fraternity’s recruitment period ended Friday night and the organization offered bids to seven freshmen. Last year, when the fraternity had its house, 11 students initially signed on in […]

Power outage forces Mount Vernon Campus closure

With city officials struggling to restore electricity to the Mount Vernon Campus, GW canceled the campus’ Monday classes and relocated its Tuesday classes to Foggy Bottom facilities. Most of Mount Vernon’s 350 residents were moved to local hotels Saturday afternoon, and the rest are staying with friends at Foggy Bottom. Most of the Foxhall neighborhood, […]

Greek-letter interest up

Despite the cancellation of Thursday night recruitment events because of Hurricane Isabel, fraternity leaders said they are pleased with this year’s turnout and pledge classes. Several fraternities, including Delta Tau Delta and Lambda Chi Alpha, saw significant increases from last year’s fall recruitment. Delta Tau Delta accepted 18 pledges this year versus 8 last year, […]

Outsiders vandalize Thurston Hall

At least two Georgetown University students scrawled anti-GW language on walls, doors and an elevator in Thurston Hall late Friday evening or early Saturday morning, said Bob Ludwig, acting director of Media Relations. The students wrote remarks such as “GW sucks,” “Fuck GW” and “GW is gay” in light blue and black markers on the […]

Hurricane Isabel shuts down Washington

Posted 11:29pm September 23 by Jason Hipp U-WIRE Washington Bureau Hurricane Isabel swept through Washington, D.C., Thursday night into Friday morning, its high winds and heavy rain leaving a trail of downed trees and flooded streets, shutting down the federal and city government for two days, closing the Metro rail and bus service for the […]

Officials evaluate summer session

Administrators said they are considering successes and failures of other universities that launched mandatory summer sessions before they make a decision on a potential calendar change for GW. The University’s alternative academic calendar committee released a report in June stating the pros and cons of a mandatory 10-week summer session for rising juniors. The report […]

AmeriCorps funding denied

Posted 11:32pm September 24 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau House and Senate negotiations failed to approve the emergency $100 million in appropriation funds requested by AmeriCorps last week. The organization, which provides stipends and scholarships to young people in exchange for community service, was omitted from the final package of $937 million in supplemental […]

Breaking News: Power restored to Mount Vernon

Posted 12:55p.m. Sept. 22Tuesday classes scheduled for the Mount Vernon Campus will be held there after city officials restored electricity to the campus Monday morning. The campus’ Monday classes are still canceled however, as University officials inspect Mount Vernon’s operating systems and resettle students in their residence halls. On Sunday night, before Mount Vernon regained […]

Alexandria: A town under the tide

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20 – It’s a smell people just couldn’t put their finger on. A combination of things – stale food, dry air, crusty water – it lingered throughout Old Town Alexandria. It was in carpets, clothes and even cash registers. Residents and businesses opened up their windows, brought in high-powered dryers and hired […]

Bush speaks to international community

Posted 11:35pm September 24 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush received a lukewarm response Tuesday from members of the international community, as he spoke before the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The president’s speech focused on defending the administration’s actions in Iraq, as well as outlining other […]