September 22, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 13

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

Students party, sleep during four-day weekend

Foggy Bottom emerged relatively unscathed from a storm that left thousands without power as it tore through the East Coast Thursday night, giving students an opportunity to enjoy a four-day weekend. During the days off music blasted from rooms in Thurston Hall and other residence halls while students scoured the floors, still in their pajamas […]


In “Sororities see record interest” (Sept. 18, Web Extra), The Hatchet incorrectly reported that students can choose to visit all eight sororities the first night. Students must visit all sororities. The Panhellenic Association agreed, not voted, last year to refrain from using Townhouse Row for publicity. Sororities have always spent money on recruitment, but increased […]

GW researcher links gene to binge drinking

It’s Saturday night and seven female students sit around the kitchen table in their third floor New Hall room. Equipped with a blender, a handle of Jose Cuervo and a bag of limes, they pound tequila shots while sipping frozen margaritas. Six drinks later, they’re ready to go out. GW alumnus and research fellow Aryeh […]

D.C. In Brief

Georgetown restaurant catches fire A fire at the Alamo Grill, a popular Georgetown restaurant, sent patrons, including 20 GW students, rushing to the exits Friday night. No injuries were reported, but the wall behind the bar was charred. At 11 p.m., an electrical device attached to the wall of the restaurant’s first floor bar caught […]

Businesses report Colonial Cash delays

The University is taking steps to speed up GWorld transaction time at area businesses that accept Colonial Cash. The move comes in response to recent complaints from business managers about delays in customer traffic caused by slower processing time this semester. Officials attribute slower service to an increase in the number of people using GWorld […]

Zipcar provides on-campus rentals

Driving around the District will be a bit easier for students now that a car rental company has stationed two of its vehicles on campus and plans to place a third at GW in a few weeks. The company, Zipcar, charges students 21 years and older an hourly rate to rent a car. The rate […]

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 […]