October 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 19

Stories from the October 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fire destoys FB townhouse

A fire ravaged a student-leased townhouse Friday night as firefighters descended on Foggy Bottom for the second time in a week to extinguish a large conflagration. At 8:10 p.m., the third floor of the Foggy Bottom Mews’ Unit C erupted into flames that shot out of the building’s balcony. No injuries were reported, as firefighters […]

Staff Editorial: Academic strategy in action

It should not come as a surprise that at GW, one of the most urban universities in America, students pay less attention to academics than they probably should at a comprehensive research university, according to a report from the Academic Excellence Strategic Planning Committee. Student exit surveys indicated that GW graduates felt a lack of […]

Groups fight WWII memorial

A World War II memorial being built on the National Mall has sparked protest from groups claiming that it takes up valuable space. The National Coalition to Save Our Mall, which wants to preserve the Mall’s open space, has led the fight against construction of the memorial. Judy Feldman, president of coalition, said the memorial, […]

Staff Editorial: SAC and student sentiment

We are pleased that the Student Activities Center withdrew its policy of mandating student organizations submit a list of members as part of the registration process. A senior vice president even said these lists posed dangerous consequences to student privacy and are nearly impossible to keep updated. While retracting the policy is a positive step […]

Late GW rally falls short

The GW men’s soccer team turned up the heat too late against Duquesne Sunday, as the Dukes defeated the Colonials on GW’s home turf, 4-3. The loss followed a 3-1 win against St. Bonaventure at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex on Friday. Leading 2-1 at halftime Saturday, the Dukes (8-1-2, 3-0-1 Atlantic 10) scored two […]

Customer Services initiative improves service

University officials said they believe a customer service initiative launched last semester has been effective so far in combating student complaints. GW began its program – which introduced Colonial Mail and the online housing lottery, among other initiatives – to ease student frustration with everyday tasks. “The perception is always that GW has not been […]

Golfers take 11th place at rainy Yale Tournament

The GW golf team finished in 11th place at 19 over par at the Yale University Golf Club this past weekend. The tournament, originally supposed to be 54 holes, was cut short to 36 after rain fell on Connecticut for most of Sunday afternoon. Pennsylvania State University finished on top with a score of four […]

Binge drinking on campus

For a lot of students it’s a no-brainer. College and alcohol are like peanut butter and jelly – one just isn’t the same without the other. The question is not whether to drink, but how much, and sometimes the answer can have serious health consequences. The GW Center for Alcohol and Drug Education claims that […]