October 27, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 23

Stories from the October 27, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW cheerleaders won’t seek U Md.’s varsity status

Cheerleading is not a sport. At least not at GW, where it falls under the classification of a student activity. But at the University of Maryland, cheerleading became a varsity sport last month, as the school created one squad to cheer at games and one to attend competitions while providing a total of 12 new […]

University reacts to New Hall security breach

Housing officials shut off student GWorld access Friday to a New Hall storage room containing archived housing information including student Social Security numbers and senior administration correspondence. The Hatchet discovered last week that students living in New Hall could enter the storage closet, located in the first-floor community room. The room held files for the […]

Seniors say farewell with key A-10 win

Everyone wondered, prior to Sunday’s game, if senior Kim Warner would score in her final home game as a Colonial. The prolific scorer and Atlantic 10 leader in goals answered just two minutes into the game against Temple, netting her 40th career goal as a Colonial and her conference-leading 11th of the season. Warner added […]

Law professors vote to sue Pentagon

GW Law School professors voted Friday to join a group of law schools suing the U.S. Defense Department for allegedly discriminating against gays. If Law School Dean Michael Young approves the decision, the school will become a member of a coalition of law schools that claims the Solomon Amendment, which withholds federal funding from universities […]

Volleyball rebounds from RMU upset

The GW volleyball team split two games in Pittsburgh, Pa., this weekend, beating Duquesne Saturday, 3-0, after being swept by Robert Morris University on Friday. The win over Duquesne (10-14, 2-4 Atlantic 10) marked the second time this season that GW (18-5, 6-2 A-10) beat the Dukes, with both victories coming in straight games. The […]

HWC floor reopens

The third-floor gymnasium of the Health and Wellness Center will reopen this week after water damage forced officials to replace the flooring. The fourth floor, which also sustained damages, will be replaced in December but will remain open until then. On Aug. 28, students playing soccer in the fourth-floor gymnasium inadvertently hit a sprinkler with […]

Weekend puts men down, not out

The GW men’s soccer team could not hold onto an early lead Sunday, falling at Temple 3-1 two days after tying St. Joseph’s 0-0 in double-overtime. With three conference games remaining, the Colonials (5-10-1, 3-4-1 Atlantic 10) have a tough road ahead in their quest to repeat as A-10 Champions. They likely need to win […]

Neighborhood holds block party

About 100 Foggy Bottom residents and members of the GW community assembled in the Eye Street Mall on Sunday for the first local block party in 15 years. Members of the Foggy Bottom community enjoyed about 15 booths of hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy. GW musical groups such as The Vibes and Voices of […]

Staff Editorial: An act of great courage

Professors in the GW Law School recently voted by secret ballot to join the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, an alliance primarily composed of law schools from across the country. This coalition contends that the Solomon Amendment – a law revoking federal funding from universities that do not allow military recruitment on campus – […]

The Allen Lee: A Foggy Bottom holdout

A quaint building hugging the corner of 23rd and F streets, the Allen Lee hotel is one of the few holdouts in an area dominated by GW. However, the University has tried to buy the building in the past and is still interested in the property. “It’s been many years since we’ve heard from (GW), […]