June 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 3

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

Cicadas swarm D.C. area

They have red eyes, yellow wings and are known only by the mysterious name “Brood X.” But these creatures aren’t visitors from another planet – they’re in America’s backyards and parks. Since mid-May, the D.C. area has been inundated by an infestation of cicadas that are swarming everywhere from Tennessee to New York. Every 17 […]

D.C. in Brief

Former mayor may run for council seat Marion Barry may be coming back for another shot at politics. Though he denies the reports, Barry allegedly told Ward 8 Councilwoman Sandy Allen (D) that he would challenge her for her seat this November. “He told me he’s running,” Allen told The Washington Post last week. “He […]

GW cancels Friday classes to observe Reagan’s death

Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 12:09 a.m. The University canceled Friday classes in observance of President Reagan’s death. With GW also suspending business operations Friday, all non-essential employees will have the day off to join in what President Bush has called a national day of mourning. There was a strong relationship between GW and Reagan since […]

Woodard pushes for Colonial Cash use at events

Students may soon be able to use Colonial Cash to cover the cost of attending student group events. The new system would benefit students because they would not have to go to Ticketmaster prior to attending some events, said Omar Woodard, president of the Student Association and former Black Student Union president. Currently, students must […]

J Street will undergo large-scale renovations

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2 p.m. Students will find a completely renovated and redesigned J Street featuring a Wendy’s and new Asian and Mexican dining venues upon returning to campus this fall. Aramark, which operates most Marvin Center dining services and recently signed a 10-year contract extension with GW, is getting rid of most venues […]

Thousands say goodbye to 40th president

Posted Wednesday, June 9, 10:16 p.m. Thousands of people gathered along a flag-strewn Constitution Avenue Wednesday to bid farewell to President Reagan. A horse-drawn caisson carrying the former president’s body crept slowly down one of the city’s main arteries en route to the Capitol, where Reagan’s body will lie in the Rotunda during a 30-hour […]

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 […]