July 6, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 5

Stories from the July 6, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Metro hikes fares

Students returning to campus this fall may get an unwelcome surprise when they board a train. Passengers began paying at least 15 cents extra for each Metro trip on June 27 after the city’s new price hikes took effect. The city raised the base fare from $1.20 to $1.35. The maximum peak rail fare, which […]

D.C. extends Health and Wellness Center hours

Students will be able to exercise in the Health and Wellness Center until 11:30 p.m. starting this fall after the city’s Zoning Commission granted GW approval to extend the facility’s hours last month. Although the University originally requested to have the center’s hours extended until 1 a.m., the commission ruled on June 14 that it […]

D.C. in Brief

Murder decreases in D.C. The District is shedding its reputation as one of the most violent cities in the nation, with homicides in the city falling by more than 25 percent this year. Eighty-eight murders were recorded through June 25, compared to 121 killings through the same date in 2003, representing a decline of 27 […]

GW in Brief

Ivory Tower venues to open in August As the Ivory Tower nears completion, four dining venues are being installed on the residence hall’s ground and basement floors and should open to students in August. Occupying the facility’s ground floor will be a sandwich shop accessible from the street. Louis Katz, the University’s executive vice president […]

Ferguson hired to bring stability to softball team

New head coach Jo Anne Ferguson hopes she can bring to Foggy Bottom what the GW softball program has lacked in its first two years of existence. “Stability,” she said. “To be successful, the program needs stability. That means somebody who can come in for more than one or two years.” Ferguson, who GW hired […]

GW to keep free newspaper program

Despite campus-wide budget cuts, the University will continue to provide free newspapers to students in residence halls this fall, though GW may reduce circulation of the papers. The GW Reads program, which stocks residence halls with free daily copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, was one of several programs […]

Hot summer concerts

Summer may be halfway through, but some of the biggest tours have yet to grace a local stage. Now that the cicadas are gone, there’s no excuse for missing the pinnacle of the summer concert season. Here is a preview of what’s coming up at the metro-area’s largest venues. July 8 Lyle Lovett – Wolf […]

Walter leaves baseball program for New Orleans

Tom Walter, the winningest baseball coach in GW history, stepped down last week after eight years in Foggy Bottom to become head coach at the University of New Orleans. Walter, who could not be reached for comment, led GW to a 41-18 record last year, as the Colonials captured the Atlantic 10 West title and […]

Summer beach guide

After two months of photocopying documents and faxing reports for senators, congressmen and lawyers at your internship, it’s time to treat yourself to a weekend of down time. D.C. puts shore-goers in driving distance of several beaches in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Each will give you the sun (hopefully) and sand you’ve been waiting for, […]

Staff editorial: Good investment

Surprising many students, the University extended Aramark’s food service contract for 10 years. Along with this extension comes Aramark’s $4.5 million investment in a completely remodeled J Street. Aramark recognized that to continue serving GW students profitably, it needed to provide a product capable of competing with area establishments accessible through Colonial Cash. Luckily for […]