June 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 3

Stories from the June 7, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW prepares for large freshman class

With GW set to welcome one of the largest freshman classes in its history, University officials said they are ready to deal with an unexpectedly larger student population. Officials are estimating that the incoming freshman class will have 2,550 to 2,600 students, marking the only time other than 2001 that entering freshmen numbered more than […]

Interim Iraqi president attended GW

Posted Saturday, June 12, 1:30 p.m. GW officials ended confusion last week over whether the Iraqi interim president is a former student by concluding that Ghazi al-Yawer took engineering classes here during the 1980s. After failing to find al-Yawer’s name in University records last week, officials said the Associated Press and other news organizations were […]

Commission reviews GW’s response to student deaths

A GW commission created to investigate the University’s response to five student deaths since December began its regular meetings and discussions last month. The 21-member panel, which was appointed after a GW freshman committed suicide in April, held its first meeting May 17. The group of University staff, faculty and students were charged with examining […]

Baseball team knocked out of A-10s, misses NCAAs

NORWICH, Conn. – The GW baseball team came into the Atlantic 10 Tournament as the No. 2 seed and, with a first round bye, seemed poised to make a deep run in the tourney. But two aces got in the way of GW’s championship goal. Richmond’s Thomas Martin (7-2, 2.80 ERA) and Rhode Island’s Zack […]

Women’s basketball notebook

WNBA teams waive Oha, Joens Former GW women’s basketball players Ugo Oha and Cathy Joens were both cut by their respective WNBA teams May 19. The Connecticut Sun selected Oha with the No. 24 pick in the draft and the New York Liberty picked Joens with the No. 30 selection, but neither player made final […]

Staff editorial: New relationship

On many occasions, The Hatchet sympathizes with the concerns of Foggy Bottom residents regarding University expansion. This is often offset, however, when a small group of residents lodge complaints that border on absurdity and serve no purpose other than to negatively affect student life. The recent fight between the University and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission […]

Judge orders halt to underage drinking arrests

Metropolitan Police officers have been temporarily prevented from arresting underage drinkers after a District judge last month ordered a halt to the practice. The injunction means that underage drinking in the city has been temporarily deemed a civil offense, and MPD officers can only mete out punishments such as fines and community service to people […]

Staff editorial: A civil offense

In January, this page argued in favor of a lawsuit brought by several District college students claiming that a 1997 statute relegates underage drinking to a civil offense and not a criminal offense. While the outcome of this lawsuit is not yet certain, the judge presiding over the case recently issued an injunction prohibiting the […]