February 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 41

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

“University life is about choices”

In the nearly three years since I came to GW, our University has made incredible strides in improving the quality of academics, especially for undergraduates like myself. Now, in order to sustain this upward momentum and manage our quick expansion, the University needs to find innovative ways to fund its future success. It is this […]

City renovates Penn. Avenue

Speaking about the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, First Lady Laura Bush remarked, “When it opened in 1796, the street was more of a mud-filled bog than a grand avenue.” Over the next few months, the District’s most famous thoroughfare will return to its original form as it undergoes a […]

Covering one hundred years of Colonial Athletics

The Hatchet sports section has been around almost as long as athletics at GW – since 1904, to be exact. And over the years, it has covered everything from the expansion of sports at GW, to the suspension of all sports at GW, to conference championships and even a recent scandal. But the section, which […]

Student lodges MPD complaint

A GW student filed two grievances against Metropolitan Police last week, alleging that she was wrongfully arrested in her Columbia Plaza apartment in January. The junior, who requested anonymity, lodged complaints with MPD and the D.C. Office of Citizen Complaint Review claiming an off-duty officer had no legitimate grounds to arrest her Jan. 16 after […]


Thursday The Evolution of Hip-Hop Workshop Discuss the meaning and influence of hip-hop in society 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center room 403 Sponsored by BLAZEN Play Auditions – “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller 8 p.m. Marvin Center room 310 Sponsored by the 14th Grade Players Friday GW Board of Trustees meeting Board will discuss […]

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 […]