January 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 35

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

SMPA profs analyze war coverage

Two GW professors are analyzing thousands of hours of television to examine how different media organizations covered the war in Iraq. Steven Livingston, associate professor of political communication and international affairs, and Sean Aday, assistant professor of media and public affairs, launched their research in February 2003. The project – TVNewscan – analyzes differences among […]

Gov. Dean wins D.C. primary

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean emerged victorious in Tuesday’s non-binding D.C. Democratic primary. Voting rights activists hailed the primary as a success despite the fact that five of the six major candidates chose not to participate. While acting as a boost to the Dean campaign, the primary also raised awareness of the District’s lack of […]

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 […]