January 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 35

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

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 […]

GW a cappella groups sing familiar tunes

“I’m sorry for GW for financing us to be a bunch of jackasses.” So says an anonymous member of GW’s Emocappella group. At their CD release concert last month, members apologized for everything from back hair to giving a girlfriend’s father a hand job. Each outlandish confession was used to introduce tracks from their recently […]

BREAKING NEWS: MPD finds additional clues in student’s death, rules out murder

Posted: Friday, Jan. 16, 2:25 p.m. — Metropolitan Police officials investigating the death of law school student Chris Bartok said the discovery of previously missing belongings substantiates their belief that he was not murdered. Bartok’s body was found Dec. 19 in the Potomac River several feet from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, which connects D.C. […]