February 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 41

Stories from the February 5, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW looks into Latin American abroad center

Study abroad officials are in the early stages of determining whether to open a new center in Latin America. Officials said they hope to explore potential locations this summer. With GW study abroad centers in London, Madrid and Paris satisfying demand for European programs and an increase in student interest in Latin America, the “next […]


Delta Tau Delta receives service award The Delta Tau Delta fraternity accepted a community service award Saturday at a leadership conference in Lexington, Ky. The fraternity was recognized for its participation in Jazz Night, a philanthropy event it started two years ago. Each Friday, five or six members of the fraternity travel to the Westminster […]

SA votes to fund orgs.

The Student Association Senate gave initial allocations to 20 new student organizations Tuesday and presented fines to several others that did not spend their fall allocation money. The new student groups, which include the J.W. Fulbright International Affairs Club, Young Americans for Freedom, Near East Democratic Association, and the Finance and Investment Club, received initial […]

Crime log

Threats 2/2 – Mitchell Hall 2:30 a.m. – case closed A male student reported that an unidentified caller left a message on his machine indicating that he spent $290 on car bombs to place on cars at Union Station. Referred to MPD Drug Law Violation 2/1 – New Hall 5 p.m. – case closed University […]

Students teach for America

After graduating from GW as an undergraduate in 1998, Chris Laskowski left the comforts of Foggy Bottom for inner-city Baltimore. Laskowski, who now studies law at GW, spent four years teaching underprivileged children. Laskowski worked for Teach for America, an organization that recruits college graduates and places them in low-income rural and urban communities to […]

Stars promote youth voting

The walls of the National Press Club’s main ballroom reverberated Monday with the voices of professional wrestlers who vowed to “lay the smackdown” on voter apathy. The World Wrestling Entertainment held a press conference to promote its voting initiative, Smackdown Your Vote!, giving away free T-shirts and temporary tattoos to youth groups in attendance. “The […]

University celebrates 20,000th application

University administrators marked GW’s 20,000th applicant Wednesday with cake, balloons and an appearance by University mascot Little George. The University expects to break last year’s record of 18,400 applicants by more than 2,000 applicants. Officials marked the record number during a small ceremony in the admissions office with University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg opening the […]

U-Club sales increase

The University Club has seen an increase in sales and membership since it kicked off a new marketing campaign at the beginning of the year. The club, located at 1918 F St., offers late-night dining and drinking until 2 a.m. most nights, along with “happy hours,” jazz brunches and other special events. While most events […]

Officials discuss budget cuts

Students may see a slight cutback in student programming next year, as administrators put together preliminary budgets for this Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The Board is set to approve University revenue for the next year Friday but will approve final spending plans at its May meeting. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and […]