January 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 39

Stories from the January 29, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW to hold make-up days for missed classes

Sophomore Ryan Kelly’s roommate woke him at 6 a.m. Monday morning as soon as he found out school was canceled. Kelly said he slept for the rest of the morning before catching up on schoolwork and talking to his friends. “I basically just called all my friends who go to school up in New Jersey […]

City fights GW, Georgetown

GW and Georgetown universities have a number of positive things in common – similar academic programs, a prime location and famous faculty. But both schools also share attorneys in their similar fights against city-imposed housing and enrollment orders. In recent years, both universities have embarked on ambitious expansion campaigns – acquiring property, building new academic […]

Freshmen enroll in Deans’ Seminars

More than 300 freshmen are currently taking a variety of courses specifically designed for the Class of 2007. The newly expanded Deans’ Seminars classes are open to all first-year students in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The sections include “How Things Work,” “Music in Times of Crisis” and “Abraham Lincoln: The Man and […]

University to study optional winter session

A University committee is set to begin researching an optional winter session and expanded summer programs as ways to generate additional revenue, officials said this week. The more conservative proposals come after administrators recently backed away from a mandatory summer session, following strong opposition by faculty and students this fall. Executive Vice President for Academic […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s tennis remains winless Old Dominion swept the GW men’s tennis team 7-0 Friday. The No. 3 doubles team of junior Matt Treadgold and freshman Daniel Balke won the only match of the day for the Colonials, but only the top two doubles teams and top five singles matches count in the final score. No. […]

Dem. candidates propose reduced or free tuition

Several major candidates in the Democratic primary have formulated policies that would allow students to attend a public university tuition-free for one or two years. Others said they would make college more affordable through federal loans and tuition tax credits. With private and public universities enacting double-digit tuition hikes and an economy that has left […]

Super Bowl is sure bet for students

When the St. Louis Rams tied the New England Patriots late in the Super Bowl two years ago, the game appeared to be headed into overtime for the first time in NFL history. One GW senior wearing a “No Overtime” T-shirt kicked his television in disgust. But it wasn’t because he was a Patriots fan. […]

GW slams Xavier

No referee or video replay could overturn this one. Playing in front of the largest Smith Center crowd in more than a year, the GW men’s basketball team earned possibly its biggest win this season, winning by its largest margin of victory in over two years. The Colonials (11-7, 5-2 Atlantic 10) beat Xavier 81-60 […]

Rocking books off the shelves

Alex Greenwald and Jacques Brautbar of Phantom Planet had a verbal exchange Saturday that will probably resonate through the ages. “How many college kids can you fit into at Olsson’s?” “This many!” Exactly one day after the band appeared on “Late Night with David Letterman,” Phantom Planet took the stage at Olsson’s, a small book […]

Worm infects students’ e-mail

At least 50 students’ computers were infected with the MyDoom virus this week, after thousands of messages swarmed GW’s e-mail system and slowed delivery. Messages infected with the worm, which have subject lines including “hi,” “hello” and “mail delivery system,” have traveled around the world in the past few days. Several universities’ and corporations’ systems […]