October 16, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 20

Stories from the October 16, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Briefs

Alpha Phi holds Frisbee tournament The Alpha Phi sorority raised about $1,000 at its second annual ultimate Frisbee tournament, “Phisbee,” Saturday afternoon. Vice President of Marketing for Alpha Phi Jessica Altschul said nine fraternities donated $75 to participate in the three-hour competition at 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue. Two other fraternities did not participate but […]

GW in Brief

Women’s program displays alumni art Sculptures, paintings and photographs by former women’s leadership students will be on display at Eckles Library until Nov. 2 at the Mount Vernon Campus. The artwork on display was created by students in the International Arts and Culture cohort of the Elizabeth J. Somer’s Women’s leadership program, which is open […]

Poet headlines Honors Symposium

Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott spoke to more than 200 students about poetry in an “un-poetic age” last week, kicking off the University’s 25th Honors Symposium. “What is un-poetic about this age is brutality and conditioned indifference,” he said. “We can flip from a cereal ad to a famine in Africa on TV. Huge suffering […]

SA Notes

Senate upholds use of secret ballots The Student Association Senate defeated a bill which would have ended the practice of secret voting during Tuesday’s meeting. The bill, which required a two-thirds majority to pass, received 13 votes in favor, nine opposed and three abstentions. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Asher Corson (U-CCAS), proposed to “bring […]

Journalists discuss ethics

“What do you do when you’re trying to report the news, and the government says if you report that, it is unpatriotic?” asked Daniel Schorr, senior news analyst for National Public Radio. “I say, ‘Get lost.’” Schorr, a panelist at Monday night’s Kalb Report, debated “The Ethics of Journalism in War and Politics” alongside four […]

Frats receive violations

Two of GW’s largest fraternities will be unable to host parties this year after incidents with alcohol led the University to put them on social probation. Officials decided earlier this month to strictly sanction Sigma Phi Epsilon after the fraternity held an unregistered keg party and to extend Kappa Sigma’s social probation until May for […]

GW may mandate dorm printing fee

Technology officials are investigating whether to institute a printing fee in residence halls and increase GW’s 7-cent fee in laboratories around campus. Residence halls are currently the only place where students can print free of charge. A dormitory printing fee would probably equal the price for printing in other labs, said Alexa Kim, director of […]

University preps for Colonials Weekend

University officials are busily preparing for about 4,000 outside guests to arrive on campus for this year’s second annual Colonials Weekend. Last year about 3,000 people attended. Weekend events include a Beach Boys concert Saturday, a Whoopi Goldberg comedy routine Friday and several student organization and departmental reunions and activities. “Colonials Weekend is a time […]

Condos to replace local hospital

A new condominium complex being planned for the former Columbia Hospital for Women site will generate millions of dollars for the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. Trammel Crow Company is finalizing plans to construct a 330,000 square-foot facility with 225 condominiums and ground-floor stores on the site, located at 2425 L St. near Pennsylvania […]