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.

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 […]

Women’s cross country places fourth, men fifth at Maryland invite

The GW men’s and women’s cross country teams ran at the Maryland Invitational in College Park Saturday, marking the height of mid-season competition with fifth and fourth place finishes, respectively. The host Terrapins won the men’s race, while American claimed the women’s race. GW junior Trina Bolton assumed the Colonials’ lead in front of freshman […]

The pub next door

Whether it’s the pressure of academia, the workplace or just a serious bout of homesickness that’s weighing you down, there’s a place on campus where you can go to satisfy your hunger, quench your thirst and fulfill that need we all have to relax in the company of friends. To quote the “Cheers” theme song, […]

Columnist Friedman addresses Iraqi reconstruction

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke about the prospect of democracy in post-war Iraq at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Thursday night. More than 300 fans of the pundit packed the Tenleytown church to hear Friedman, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, talk about his travels in the Middle East and promote his newest book, “Longitudes […]


Every weekend a huge portion of the GW student population opens a bottle of beer. From frat parties to bars and even in the most cramped quad in Thurston, beer is an integral part of the weekend – and, for the Monday and Tuesday night slackers, the week as well. But even if you never […]

Battle of the sexes

Question: I’ve always heard that the old saying “Beer before liquor, never been sicker. Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear” is completely untrue. But my friend swears that every time he drinks hard alcohol after a kegger, he gets sick. What are your thoughts on the matter? Chick: While I’m not such a fan […]

Volleyball splits pair at home

The GW volleyball team salvaged its Parents and Alumni Weekend with an impressive comeback win over Xavier Saturday night at the Smith Center. The Colonials were down 2-0 at intermission but stormed back to win three straight games. The victory followed a Friday night 3-1 loss to Dayton. Senior Ruth Lazzari, junior Katie Downey and […]