November 3, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 25

Stories from the November 3, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Volleyball loses but maintains standing

The GW volleyball team split its weekend games, crushing Atlantic 10 bottom-dweller Fordham 3-0 Saturday after being swept by Rhode Island Friday. The Colonials’ loss to Rhode Island continued the team’s recent struggles against the conference’s upper-echelon teams, as GW has now lost at least once to each of the other three schools with .500-plus […]

Faculty vote against summer session, 4×4

The Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution Friday opposing the implementation of a mandatory summer session and new credit system. The Senate found that proposed changes currently under consideration are not in the best academic interests of the University. “It’s really rare to have the faculty so unified about anything,” said William Griffith, chair of […]

EditorialThe Hatchet Meter

Business school Construction of the $56 million Ric and Dawn Duques Hall has finally commenced after a yearlong delay caused by legal battles with the city. The facility promises to be a huge benefit to the School of Business and Public Management and a significant attraction for prospective students. Colonial Invasion The cancellation of Midnight […]

Law schools up standards

Junior Kara DeAngelo said she is ready to face steep competition and heightened admissions standards when applying to law school this year. One of 50,000 students who took the law school entrance exam in October, DeAngelo received her score last week and is currently in the midst of filling out applications. The number of prospective […]

Letters to the Editor

Deserve health care I’ve been a housekeeper, member of SEIU Local 82 and part of The George Washington University community for 22 years. I’ve raised four children during my time at GW and I’m blessed for the relationships I have with my coworkers at Mitchell Hall. It means a lot to me to have a […]

Tution hikes cause backlash

A recent congressional bill seeking to reign in tuition hikes has come under fire from University officials who defended tuition increases as a way to improve academics and student life. The bill, introduced in the House of Representatives in mid-October by Rep. Howard McKeon (R-Calif.), was crafted in response to $30,000 tuition bills at private […]

GW housekeeping workers may replace union

Housekeeping and grounds employees concerned about unfair labor practices, high dues and health care benefits will vote Wednesday on whether to replace their present union. Current union dues are capped at $50 per month, and they range depending on employees’ salaries. Most unionized housekeeping and grounds employees earn about $13 per hour. The workers are […]

Latin American presidents speak at GW

Four former presidents of Latin American countries discussed the economic and social hardships facing the region at GW Thursday. The all-day forum featured panels led by the former presidents of Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico. Officials from the Inter-American Dialogue and The World Bank, which sponsored the event, also spoke. Jorge Quiroga, whose term […]

Ben Folds rocks Smith Center

Musician Ben Folds entertained a crowd of about 3,400 students in the Smith Center on Saturday night using a piano, his sense of humor and audience interaction. The Program Board sponsored the show, which began with a 30-minute set by rock artist Dante Mizetti. Folds performed songs from his solo albums and the Ben Folds […]

Breaking News: Atlantic 10 to expand

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7:08 p.m. GW student-athletes will be playing in a bigger and likely more competitive Atlantic 10 conference in two years, when two schools will join the league. A University official told The Hatchet late Tuesday afternoon that the A-10 will announce its expansion plan on Thursday. After the Big East conference […]