August 25, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 6

Stories from the August 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

No scrubs

To begin, let me address the freshmen reading this review: Many of you have left your hometowns for the first time, and you may be feeling a certain lonely uneasiness commonly mislabeled as homesickness. In truth, you’re experiencing the aftershocks of a realization that there really is no such thing as home anymore. Such a […]

Limited-time offers

Now is your chance to catch six different summer exhibits that cater to almost every taste in art – a great way to reacquaint yourself with D.C. galleries or explore them for the first time. But these shows won’t last forever. Exhibits at the Hirshhorn Museum, Phillips Collection, Corcoran Museum of Art and National Gallery […]

Frosh class prompts more prof. hires, sections

With the University set to welcome its largest freshmen class ever, officials have hired more professors and added extra class sections to accommodate a higher-than-expected student population. Donald Lehman, executive vice president for Academic Affairs, said extra funds have been allocated to various schools and University departments to hire more professors and open up new […]

Baseball on the horizon in D.C.

GW alumnus Bill Collins hopes the Washington, D.C. area will have a Major League Baseball team by next spring. But right now he’s playing the waiting game. “I don’t know if we can use the words ‘cautiously optimistic,’ but we’ve provided what major league baseball has needed,” said Collins, the Chairman and C.E.O. of the […]


It seemed that “Alien Vs. Predator” (20th Century Fox) had all the luck of a 3-legged dog. Before it had a chance to live, it faced a destiny as a punch line for movie snobs or, really, anyone whose EEG readout isn’t a flatline. After direction from renowned filmmakers like Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David […]

A new year, new dining venues

Students venturing into the Marvin Center and other campus buildings this fall will find a variety of new dining venues with late-night hours. GW gave the green light to a complete renovation of J Street and the Marvin Center’s ground floor over the summer and opened new shops in the Ivory Tower. In addition, the […]

Sports Briefs

Carroll fails to make the cut at U.S. Amateur GW golfer Brian Carroll is having a strong summer on the links, despite not making the cut at the U.S. Amateur Championships. He shot a respectable 79 and 72 in the first and second rounds, only missing the cut by one stroke. The event was held […]

GW replaces Walter

Head baseball coach Tom Walter left GW in late June with the most wins in program history. Now, Steve Mrowka will look to continue the Colonials’ success of the last decade. The University announced the hiring of Mrowka, who has spent the last 11 seasons as the head baseball coach at Georgia College and State […]

In summer, D.C., GW didn’t take off

After students spend their summer months scattered across the country and the globe, they unite on a campus shaped and changed by summer events.In an effort to update students on major summer happenings, The Hatchet has compiled a review of its coverage during the past three months. Thousands say goodbye to Reagan; GW cancels classes […]

Editorial: Still improving

A cursory glance at the recently released U.S. News & World Report college rankings would suggest GW has taken a step back. In its yearly rankings of the top universities in the country, GW ranked 52 – along with Pepperdine and Syracuse – sliding one spot from last year. Given this slide is merely a […]