January 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 35

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

What I learned in 2003

A new year brings a fresh start for everyone, but the only way to make the future brighter is to learn from the past. Here are just a few of the things GW taught me in 2003. On our campus, deans have been devalued like the Mexican peso. Sometimes after walking out of Phillips Hall […]

Greek Briefs

Greek-letter groups skate for charity Members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority hosted a skating event for underprivileged children last month at the National Sculpture Garden. The elementary-aged children are a part of the volunteer-based organization Martha’s Table. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1980, is dedicated to supporting low-income and homeless […]

Women compete for ‘Ugly’ position

Wearing a pink miniskirt and high heels, GW junior Becca Greenberg gyrated in front of hundreds of people Wednesday night, competing against 75 other women to become a Coyote Ugly bartender. “I have a low-paying job, and this will get me a little bit more money – everyone knows how expensive GW is to go […]

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., […]