February 20, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 45

Stories from the February 20, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

The Hatchet Meter: A wrap-up of ups and downs

SSN committee The administration is beginning to look into eliminating Social Security numbers as school ID. Given the numerous times students’ numbers are in public view, we hope GW moves quickly. RIAA The RIAA should stop chasing after college students trading music over the Internet. Downloading has helped new artists gain recognition. It’s time to […]

Crime log

Threats 2/14 – Marvin Center 4 p.m. – case closed Two Aramark supervisors became engaged in a verbal dispute at Starbucks about work assignments. University Police officers intervened and separated them. Referred to Student Judicial Services Haassment 2/11 – Academic Center open case A female staff member reported that she received unwanted e-mails from a […]

SA Notes

V.P. Linebaugh addresses Senate Associate Vice President of Academic Planning and Special Projects Craig Linebaugh discussed University technology at the Tuesday night Senate meeting. Linebaugh talked about the University’s “obligation to prepare people to use the technology to enhance the learning experience.” “When I see a picture in The Hatchet of a (graduate teaching assistant) […]

WRGW to celebrate 75 years on campus

WRGW is taking several steps to increase its presence on campus as it celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend. The University radio station will throw a concert Saturday with the band Something Corporate, a dinner gala before the concert featuring ESPN’s Mike Patrick – a GW and WRGW alumnus – an open house and other […]

D.C. restores monument

The National Parks Service has erected wooden walls around the Washington Monument to prevent passers-by from walking on the site’s 106 acres of land while they are being renovated. The walls, which encircle the National Mall on 15th and 17th streets and Constitution and Independence avenues, keep visitors from looking at the grounds, which “look […]

Water polo looks to peak

As the GW women’s water polo team enters the 2004 season, it’s hoping to build on last year’s fourth place finish in the Collegiate Water Polo Association southern division. But to even match last year’s 18-13 record, the best mark in the program’s five-year history, the Colonials will have to replace five seniors who graduated […]

T.J. grounds Flyers

There were eight seconds left on the clock, the game was tied and GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs had a play all drawn up in his head. But when his players huddled around the bench, junior T.J. Thompson wouldn’t hear a word of it. “Coach had called timeout and he was about to draw […]

Revamping a classic

Who says opera has to be outdated, dry and obscenely long? Last Friday, a cast of 15 students proved quite the opposite with their snappy and delightful performance of Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” the fast-paced comedic opera about greed, betrayal and, of course, overblown emotions. In the case of “Gianni Schicchi,” Puccini uses such sensationalized […]

Club Roundup

Roller Hockey League needs a save The White House Roller Hockey League lost its location and namesake in December when construction began on the strip of Pennsylvania Avenue that it previously used as a rink, and now the league is in danger of disbanding. Because that construction is scheduled to last through February 2005, those […]