September 29, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 15

Stories from the September 29, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Officials critique writing course

While administrators and several professors are praising the academic merits of a new freshman writing course currently being phased into the University, at least one professor has questioned the benefits of the program for faculty. Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman said GW developed the class, University Writing 20, to make students’ writing […]

GW preps for classroom shortage

Although faculty and administrators said the University does not have an immediate physical classroom shortage, officials are beginning to plan for the possibility of a future space crunch. Once construction for the new School of Business and Public Management begins, most of Funger Hall will be closed during part of the project. The University plans […]

Report finds MPD erred

A recent Metropolitan Police Department investigation found that seven students suing the city for being arrested at a protest last year were wrongfully detained. The disclosure, which came after a federal judge hearing the students’ suit ordered the release of the internal police investigation two weeks ago, concluded that the seven students were among 400 […]

Sorority numbers peak

Sororities offered bids to a record number of women at this year’s recruitment, with pledge classes growing by 10 women each. Each sorority was allowed to take 38 new members, and the majority of sororities filled their quotas. Five sororities took 38 new members, exceeding the quota of 36. Fiona Conroy, Panehellenic Association president, said […]

Muslims promote faith

A semester after University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg voiced a zero-tolerance policy against race-related intimidation, Muslim students said they feel safe on campus as they prepare for this year’s Islam Awareness Week. Students urged Trachtenberg to issue a formal statement last spring reiterating GW’s policy against hate crimes because of international events, including the war […]

Size Matters: A guide to bra shopping

There are different bras for different people – different brands, different styles, different materials. But does size really matter? When it comes to bra shopping, the answer is a definitive “yes.” The first step in finding a new bra, particularly if you are large-chested, is getting measured. Otherwise, there is no guarantee the bra will […]

Ben Folds comes to Smith Center

Ben Folds will perform a live concert on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Smith Center at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Oct. 6 at the TicketMaster on the first floor of the Marvin Center. The first 2,000 tickets will be available exclusively for students for $20 with valid GWorld identification. Colonial Cash, Visa, […]

Staff Editorial: A risk worth taking

It has been nearly a year since the Board of Trustees, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and donors Ric and Dawn Duques met in the parking lot adjacent to Funger Hall for a “ceremonial” ground breaking for the new business school – but the ceremony was premature. The administration soon realized after the ground-breaking in […]

Breasts and American History

Breasts have been the topic of men’s poker nights and women’s slumber parties for as long as anyone can remember. But taking a look back at some female American icons from the last century, it seems tastes and dream bodies change faster than Christina Aguilera’s hair color. Before the 1920s, corsets and crazy masses of […]