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.

Women miss A-10s

Despite racing out to its best start ever, the GW women’s soccer team failed to make the Atlantic 10 Tournament, splitting its last weekend series of the season. The Colonials won their final game against La Salle on Sunday, but a 2-1 defeat at Fordham Friday essentially knocked them out of playoff contention. The Colonials […]

Column: My Halloween costume was you

When I sat down in high school to choose a college, I was sure to take into account that I really just do not like myself very much. Sure, choosing the perfect place to attend college may not be the perfect solution to this self-image problem of mine, but after reviewing all of the other […]

Water polo earns bid to Easterns

The GW men’s water polo team finished in fourth place this weekend at the Southern Division Championships and for the first time in four years the Colonials qualified for the Eastern Conference Championships, where they will get a chance to play for a spot in the NCAA Final Four. Playing in Lewisburg, Pa., GW competed […]


GW, Sprint gather old cell phones The University and Sprint will be collecting used cell phones Thursday in Kogan Plaza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phones will be recycled or resold to benefit the National Organization on Disability and Easter Seals. The first 100 people to donate phones will receive a $10 Metro […]

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 […]