April 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 63

Stories from the April 26, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Restrict transfers

University officials recently announced new criteria for students wishing to transfer into the Elliott School of International Affairs from another school within GW. After a temporary freeze on intra-University transfers, next semester any GW student in good academic standing with a 2.0 grade point average will be permitted to switch to the Elliott School. For […]

Softball coach resigns amid abuse charges

Head softball coach Shaunte’ Fremin resigned last Monday amid allegations that she was abusive to players and violated NCAA rules. Her decision, which the athletic department announced Thursday in a letter to softball players and parents, came as an independent review of her conduct was “nearing completion,” the letter said. Players told The Hatchet last […]

Staff Editorial: Keep the newspaper program

Due to a reallocation of spending priorities, the University announced its need to shave $3 million from its operating budget. One program being cut is GW Reads, which provides three major newspapers to students in residence halls. Eliminating this program will save the University $90,000, but it will prove detrimental to the general education of […]

Protesters urge IMF, World Bank to cancel third world debt

About 1,000 protesters roller-skated, chanted and danced their way through the streets of downtown D.C. Saturday to oppose the policies of the International Money Fund and World Bank. Saturday’s demonstration was a watered-down version of previous IMF and World Bank protests that drew upwards of 50,000 people. Protest leaders attributed the low turnout to Sunday’s […]

Column: People to watch

GW recently held the annual Excellence Awards ceremony to recognize student leaders and organizations and their achievements, and I would now like to announce my own award for student leaders. This award is the “People to Watch Award,” and it is to honor the three liberals and three conservatives at GW who have worked to […]

The boredom Band-aid: summer reads

Summer is approaching, and with it comes a nearly four-month break from the high stress of college life. You’ll undoubtedly find extravagant ways to pass the 15 weeks of nothingness, but whether your summer is spent sitting in an office or sitting on the beach, there are some spare moments when boredom and idleness are […]

Officals weigh proposal for Hippodrome bar

The University is reviewing a student proposal to allow alcohol to be served in the Hippodrome. Student Association President Kris Hart discussed the possibility of serving drinks with the SA Senate last month, but said review and implementation are still in the “early stages.” Officials in the General Counsel’s office are looking into logistics, feasibility […]

Seniors: Stepping into the real world

You’re a senior, and it’s late April. By now you’ve been asked the same questions roughly 3.2 million times – by friends, family, professors, doctors and everyone else you meet. By commencement on May 16, that number will likely triple. “Where will you be next year? Any plans for the future? What are you doing […]

Students, officals win excellence awards

About 250 people gathered in the Marvin Center Thursday night for the Student Activities Center annual Excellence Awards ceremony honoring student leaders and organizers. A committee of eight people with representatives from various campus offices voted to award students and administrators who have positively impacted the GW community. Awards were given out in nine categories, […]