December 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 33

Stories from the December 8, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW alters housing options

Rising juniors and seniors will be able to return to live in on-campus housing, and GW will offer co-ed housing in Scholars Village townhouses next year – part of several changes the University will implement for students living on campus in the fall. Housing Services officials said last week that they have preliminary plans to […]

Journalists discuss radio history

A group of revered radio journalists gathered at GW Sunday to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and discuss the relationship presidents have had with radio. More than 200 people attended the event, which featured journalists Richard C. Hottelet, George Herman and Peter Maer. Michael Freedman, the University’s vice president for […]

ISS attempts to repair e-mail system

Posted 8 p.m., Dec. 8: Information System Services officials are attempting to repair a software issue which brought down GW e-mail service around 1:30 p.m. Monday. Sun Microsystems officials are also on site “systematically” going through the system in order to restore e-mail service, said Bob Ludwig, interim director of media relations. “Basically it’s a […]

Women’s basketball upsets Boston College in overtime thriller

Posted Thursday, Dec. 11, 12:15 a.m. The GW women’s basketball team blew a 13-point lead over Boston College in the last six minutes of regulation Wednesday at the Smith Center, but senior Marsheik Witherspoon’s lay-up with ten seconds remaning in overtime gave the Colonials a 76-75 victory over the previously undefeated and 23rd-ranked (Associated Press) […]


D.C. funds arts program The District granted the Shakespeare Theater $20 million for a new stage last week. The money could be the beginning of $100 million worth of funding for D.C.’s art community. Historically, D.C.’s total annual contribution for the arts has been under $1 million, but Mayor Anthony Williams hopes to make funding […]

E-mail service remains stable

Posted: Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. — Technology officials are monitoring GW’s e-mail system after more than a day of sporadic service. An initial outage occurred Monday at about 1:30 p.m., but service was brought up at about midnight. Colonial Mail was unavailable intermittently throughout the day Tuesday and became stable during late afternoon. A software […]

Louisiana Democrat could be youngest in Congress

Posted 4:30pm December 15 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief Most young people interested in entering politics see it as a process. They might work for a Member or Senator, run for local or state office, and work years building up contacts so that one day they might make the big jump to national […]

Column: SJS must revise hookah policy

University policy states that if a hookah is discovered in your room, it may be confiscated by University Police for testing. If it turns out that you were using it for its intended purpose – smoking flavored tobacco – you get it back. However, if they realize that you still have your hookah, they can […]

Bush visits troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving

Posted 8:00pm December 4 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Stunned expressions filled a makeshift military base at the Baghdad International Airport as President Bush surprised 600 U.S. troops for Thanksgiving dinner. The trip, top-secret and in the works for almost six weeks, allowed Bush to assure troops their work in Iraq is creating peace […]