November 17, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 29

Stories from the November 17, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Aramark sees business drop

GW food service provider Aramark has experienced a 30 percent decrease in sales this semester, leading administrators to reevaluate the University’s dining system. With the Colonial Cash system opening up J Street venues to outside competition, Aramark is considering ways to cope with the lack of revenue by limiting hours among other measures. While students […]

Swimming, diving teams drop two

The GW swimming and diving teams each lost by large margins to Duke University and East Carolina University Saturday in a double dual meet at East Carolina. Duke beat the women 162-78 and the men 174-63. East Carolina beat the women 143.5-83.5 and the men 133-77. GW only won two events, as sophomore Maggie Moss […]

Sen. Eugene McCarthy reflects on politics, past

In a drab apartment on the first floor of a Georgetown retirement home lives former Senator Eugene McCarthy, whose 1968 presidential campaign polarized a nation and galvanized a counter-culture movement on college campuses nationwide. There is little in McCarthy’s three-room apartment to differentiate him from the home’s other residents. There are prints of Ben Shahn […]

GWTV begins cable broadcasting

Students began broadcasting original programming over the School and Media Public Affairs’ Channel 6 last week. The cable channel is available in residence halls and all other University buildings. Students supervised by a graduate teaching assistant are running Channel 6, dubbed GWTV. It runs a news show produced by students in the SMPA Television Workshop […]

Columbia Plaza residents, GW at odds

Relations between some Columbia Plaza residents and GW remain strained after a District judge rejected a lawsuit last month alleging the University illegally leases most of the Virginia Avenue complex. In December 2002, the Columbia Plaza Tenants’ Association filed suit against GW, alleging that the University and Columbia Plaza Real Estate entered into an illegal […]

Campus Calendar

Monday College Democrats and College Republicans debate D.C. politics and U.S. government issues Followed by voter registration 7:30 p.m. Media and Public Affairs building, Jack Morton Auditorium Sponsored by the Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society Red Cross Blood Drive 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Marvin Center room 302 Sponsored by Lambda Chi Alpha and […]

Editorial: C-Cash negatives

The advent of Colonial Cash to replace meal points and Debit Dollars on GWorld cards is embraced by students across the board for improving dining options and simplifying many expenditures, as Colonial Cash can be used in off-campus eating venues as well on many non-food purchases. At first this page’s praise of Colonial Cash was […]

Column: The closet conservative

“The Constitution requires an interpretation of the law… We want judges who will interpret the law and not make the law.” (Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, on the Senate floor, Nov. 12, 2003.) I suddenly and violently arose from my seat in the Senate gallery – I thought I was hallucinating. It was getting late and […]

Column: A Thanksgiving odyssey

This plane is like an oversized hypodermic needle. The narrow commuter jet seats three across, and perched at the front is an exceptionally sharp nosecone. To boot, this morning it will tear me from GW and inject me into South Carolina, ground zero for the annual Thanksgiving family train wreck. “I’ll take that when you’re […]

Editorial: On the air

The future for a vibrant campus media community is now looking a bit brighter. GW-TV, now broadcasting on campus cable channel 6, represents a huge step toward the creation of a comprehensive broadcast news and entertainment outlet. It is an unprecedented step from an administration that has shown little creativity to foster this type of […]