January 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 35

Stories from the January 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Officials evaluate 4-RIDE

University Police officials said the semester-old 4-RIDE call center has been effective in controlling call volume, but students may still experience long wait times. The program received a $180,000 budget increase for this year, allowing University Police to purchase four new vans, hire six new drivers and add a transportation coordinator and call center. The […]

Crime Report

Robbery/Purse Snatch 1/12 – Kogan Plaza 11 p.m. – open case An unidentified male individual grabbed the purse of a female student who was sitting on a bench. University and Metropolitan police officers searched the area, but could not find the man. Disorderly Conduct 1/8 – Medical Faculty Associates building 5 p.m. – case closed […]

Newsstand opens in 1957 E Street

Students living in or near GW’s newest residence hall now have a more convenient place to shop on campus – Gallery News and More. The newsstand, market and dry cleaner is located in the residential portion of the 1957 E Street building. The shop offers items including prepared and packaged food, drinks, medicine, personal care […]

ISS delays full switch to Colonial Mail

Technology officials continue to postpone the University’s final transition to its new e-mail system, Colonial Mail, which will fully replace Webmail later this semester. The University began phasing in Colonial Mail last summer and originally planned to switch to the new system by October. But problems with its Web browser caused Information Systems and Services […]

Student plays to become millionaire

Sophomore Sean Holiday has always loved watching game shows on television, berating contestants who miss questions and thinking he could do a better job. The 19-year-old’s dream came true when he qualified this fall to be a contestant on ABC’s trivia show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” Holiday grew up in Rancho Cucamongo, Calif., […]

GW plans to increase Friday classes next fall, change meeting times

Undergraduate students accustomed to a three-day weekend may have to enroll in classes meeting on Fridays this fall as the University copes with a shortage of classroom space. Officials said construction and a swelling student population are forcing GW to create Monday-Friday and Wednesday-Friday classes as well as cut down on the number evening classes. […]

MPD busts Madhatter, arrests students

Metropolitan Police arrested three GW students for underage drinking at the Madhatter bar Tuesday night. At 11:45 p.m., undercover MPD officers entered the bar, located on 19th and M streets, and began asking patrons if they were 21 years old and checking IDs, said a sophomore who was arrested. Officers arrested four people, including two […]

Freshman dies in car crash

A GW freshman died in a car accident in Panama last month when a vehicle he was driving plowed into a truck. The death of Daniel M?ndez, a native of Panama, elicited an outpouring of grief in his country, as hundreds of people attended the funeral of an idealistic young man who would never live […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Birthday celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noon to 2 p.m. Marvin Center Great Hall, first floor Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Services Center Ice skating $2 for skates and skating 8 to 10 p.m. Friday – 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday – 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. University Quad Friday […]