November 17, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 29

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

Class Council dances for charity

The Marvin Center Grand Ballroom transformed into a high school cafeteria Friday night as students danced and mingled as though they were at the prom. About 260 students decked out in gowns and suits gathered together for the Class Council’s third annual Charity Ball. Profits from $15 event tickets and $1 raffle tickets went to […]

Billionaire addresses SBPM students

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett talked about his financial successes and offered advice to business students at the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Thursday. After brief introductions by MBA Association members and School of Business and Public Management Dean Susan Phillips, Buffett began, “I’m here with a short sermon but I’d much rather hear your thoughts. So […]

Alpha Phi Alpha honors women

The men of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity showed their appreciation for women Sunday evening at the group’s fourth annual Black Female Appreciation Dinner. About 75 people from GW and American and Howard universities attended the dinner. Women received yellow roses as they entered the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, where rhythm and blues music played […]

D.C. in brief

Jury begins deliberations in sniper trial Jurors deliberated for four hours Friday over the fate of suspected sniper John Allen Muhammad, who could get the death penalty for shootings that struck the D.C. area last year. The jury, which has given no indication when it will reach a decision, resumes Monday. The jury’s extended deliberations […]

Varisty Roundup

Runners place 19th, 21st at NCAA Regionals The GW women’s and men’s cross country teams finished 19th and 21st, respectively, in the NCAA Regional meet Saturday in Lock Haven, Pa. Senior Darrell Andruski placed 34th individually to lead the men, who were without senior Dave Azari, while freshman Bridget Skeuse ended her rookie season as […]

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 […]