December 8, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 33

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

ESIA concentration cut stirs concern

A semester after the Elliott School of International Affairs cut its international media and communications concentration, students and professors said GW suffered an unfortunate loss. The concentration combined ESIA and School of Media and Public Affairs classes and was the only program of its kind at GW. Students took classes including Media and Foreign Policy, […]

Quick Gifts

For the folks: Tie for Dad or wrap for Mom from Banana Republic For the siblings: Scarf, gloves and socks from H&M For the chef: Cookbook and kitchen gadget from Williams-Sonoma For the sweet-tooth: Assortment of fine chocolates from Lindts For the spa-goer: Kiehls hand cream from Saks For the significant other: Wool or cashmere […]

Club Roundup

Kendo takes first at Cornell The Kendo club A-team took first place at Cornell University’s 4th Annual Kendo Tournament Nov. 15 and 16. At the All Hallows Tournament the next week, Summerlin Walker was promoted to Nidan and the status of instructor, while Jaewoo Kim was promoted to Sandan. Club Vice President Matt Mihalich said […]

Officials aim to curb cheating

Most GW classrooms feature a black and gold plaque on the wall warning students that “The right answer comes from you.” The signs were put there to make students think twice about cheating, plagiarizing or turning in work that is not theirs. Tim Terpstra, director of the Office of Academic Integrity, said that of the […]


The year 2003 was all about catch phrases, rooting for the underdog and celebrities on trial; getting arrested, being mauled by a tiger and running for governor. While no single moment seems to have defined the year, many of the season’s most popular gifts represents the various trends of 2003. Anything “Ugg” – While Ugg […]

Losses force Aramark cuts

Aramark officials considered closing Big Burger and Provisions Market Too, among other significant schedule and staffing changes, earlier this semester as the on-campus food provider copes with a 30 percent decrease in revenue. Faced with the loss in business, Aramark, which operates most on-campus food venues, also proposed changes that included the reduction in some […]

Study abroad numbers rise

Although a recently enacted study abroad policy limited the number of foreign destinations at which students can study this year, more GW students spent the fall semester abroad, and officials said they expect a participation increase for next semester. Director of Study Abroad Lynn Leonard said about 230 undergraduates studied abroad this semester, up almost […]

Rizzo murder trial nears end

A federal trial is scheduled to end this week for the confessed murderer of GW student Jonathan Michael Rizzo. After a nine-day break for Thanksgiving, a Massachusetts federal jury began to hear arguments in defense of Gary Sampson, who will either get the death penalty or life in prison for the killings of Rizzo and […]

Women sloppy in blowout wins

GW Head Coach Joe McKeown said the women’s basketball team needed some “feel good wins” after returning home from a tough trip to the Bahamas. But while the Colonials beat Syracuse Thursday and Howard Saturday, each by more than 20 points, the games were not exactly “feel good.” Against Syracuse, GW struggled shooting the ball, […]