March 11, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 51

Stories from the March 11, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

New dorm nears approval

GW is one step closer to building an F Street residence hall, following city officials’ initial approval Monday for the facility’s construction. With a unanimous vote, the D.C. Zoning Commission gave preliminary consent to build the 379-bed hall, which would be erected on the 2000 block of F Street next to Francis Scott Key Hall […]

Rep. retracts tuition bill, cites GW’s new plan

Citing efforts by universities such as GW to curb costs, Rep. Howard McKeon withdrew legislation last week that would have penalized universities for implementing steep tuition hikes. In a statement released last week, McKeon (R-Calif.) praised GW for adopting a plan that fixes tuition for incoming students, saying the University has acknowledged that “institutions have […]

Students strut their stuff for charity

Members of the Greek-letter community strutted down the catwalk Wednesday night, raising $6,000 for breast cancer care. About 200 members of the community cheered their friends on as students-turned runway models attempted their best imitations of Paris models. The Masquerade Fashion Show, with a Mardi Gras Dixieland theme, was the finale to a three-week effort […]

Offense leads to victories

The GW men’s baseball team easily won a pair of games this week against the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Towson University, both by double digits, to extend its winning streak to four games. GW (7-7) traveled to Baltimore Wednesday afternoon to square off against the Towson Tigers (5-4) and came out with a […]

Editorial: Free student press

On Feb. 27 The Lariat, Baylor University’s student newspaper, started a firestorm when its editorial board came out in support of gay marriage. The Baylor administration, which maintains ultimate control over The Lariat’s editorial content, reproached the paper’s editorial board, claiming its position was in conflict with the university’s religious values. And while Baylor, the […]

Busted: a weekly recap of underage arrests

At least five students were arrested for underage drinking at off-campus locations in the last week, according to Metropolitan Police arrest records from the city’s 2nd and 3rd police districts. 3/6 – The Riverside Tower 2100 Virginia Ave. MPD arrested one male GW student for underage possession of alcohol. 3/5 – Singapore Bistro 1134 19th […]

The Full Nelson:Time for women to fulfill potential

From high school to college to professional sports, teams frequently create maxims, words that they plan to live by. The most famous of these is employed at Notre Dame, where football players run down the locker room stairs and touch a sign that reads, “Play like a champion today.” While GW has no famous signs […]

Editorial: Retail suggestions

Aramark’s once cozy arrangement with the University may be coming to an end. While the University has offered Aramark a one-year extension on its food service contract, several signals indicate the University will be moving in the direction of providing food service through independent vendors in the long- term future. The University’s decision to exclude […]

Men’s basketball advances to A-10 semis

Posted: Thursday, March 11, 8 p.m. — DAYTON, Ohio– In the closing minutes of the GW men’s basketball team’s Atlantic 10 Tournament game against Rhode Island Thursday, junior T.J Thompson gave his coach, Karl Hobbs, a few words of advice. “T.J. said, ‘Hey coach, I think we got this one. You can sit down now’,” […]

Crime log

Simple Assult 3/7 – Thurston Hall 2:56 a.m. – case closed A male student said while riding an elevator, he was pushed to the floor and punched in the face several times by three individuals unaffiliated with GW. The individuals were barred from campus, and the student decided not to file a report with Metropolitan […]