December 4, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 32

Stories from the December 4, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: A proposal denied, a future uncertain

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg surprised the GW community by announcing the administration’s withdrawal of its proposal for a mandatory summer session and a four-by-four class structure as a means to increase University revenue. Students and faculty have expressed staunch opposition to the proposition; they can now rest easy that trimesters are nowhere in GW’s […]

GW drops mandatory summer plan

University administrators have backed away from efforts to implement a mandatory summer session following staunch opposition from faculty and students. After more than a year of study, the University is indefinitely postponing further research of the alternative calendar as well as a four-class, four-credit course structure, officials said. GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg proposed the […]

Groups mark AIDS Day

GW students distributed about 6,000 red ribbons Monday and participated in several activities to raise campus awareness during World AIDS Day. Members of the Student Global AIDS Campaign, Circle K and the CARE Living and Learning Community organized the day-long campaign. Outside the Marvin Center students distributed free condoms along with informational brochures on clinical […]

Column: Business in the real world (Fix Author Name)

And now, for a lesson in simple economics! When demand for your product drops, for whatever reason, your profit is bound to drop unless you reevaluate the quantity you are supplying of said product. To continue operating at a profit after your demand drops, you must drop the amount of labor or capital involved in […]

GW to fund external SA audit

The University will finance an external audit of Student Association finances after SA leaders found major discrepancies in financial records. The accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers is scheduled to conduct the audit by early spring, SA President Kris Hart said. SA members are pressing administrators to evaluate the University’s financial records after the SA discovered dozens […]

Gunman mugs student

Metropolitan police are investigating the armed robbery of a student in residential Foggy Bottom last Tuesday. An unidentified assailant robbed a male student at gunpoint on 25th and I streets, according to a University Police crime report. The male assailant brandished a silver pistol and demanded the student’s wallet. As the student was reaching for […]

Why Appalachian State twice?

The Colonials’ game at Appalachian State Wednesday night marked the second time in less than a week that GW played the Mountaineers, as both teams won at home. It was the first time GW played an out-of-conference team twice in the same year since joining the Atlantic 10 in 1982. But the scheduling quirk is […]

Win streak slips away

After winning its first four games of the season, the GW men’s basketball team had a chance to jump out to its best start in 11 years Wednesday night against Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. But on two key possessions in the final minute of the game, the Colonials let the ball and their […]

Metro considers adding animated advertising

Facing a $48 million budget deficit, Metro is considering installing cutting-edge advertising technology to bring in extra revenue and avert another fare hike. The city’s buses and rails, which have traditionally displayed few ads, could be wrapped in vinyl promotions and feature TV monitors and “animated tunnel” advertising if Metro’s Board of Directors approves the […]

Reel to Reel: Movie Reviews

“The Missing” The year is 1885. The place is New Mexico, close to the Mexican border. The hair is long and shaggy. Tommy Lee Jones is doing a hard-target search of every residence, warehouse, outhouse, doghouse and hen house in the area to find his granddaughter. And “The Missing” (Sony Pictures) is one of the […]