September 1, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 7

Stories from the September 1, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Wireless net access provided

If you’re used to lounging on your bed at home while surfing the Internet with a wireless connection, you may find yourself frustrated at GW, where wireless access is confined to specific hot spots on campus. The University currently prohibits students from setting up wireless access points for personal use, but legal alternatives exist to […]

Column: Great expectations, not hard times for mens basketball

If the upcoming 2004 GW men’s basketball season was a Dickens’ novel, it would be “Great Expectations,” not “Hard Times.” Wait, what did I just say? I think I just blacked out like Will Ferrell’s debate scene in “Old School.” But seriously, people are expecting big things from the Colonials this year.’s Andy Katz […]

Facebook grows in popularity

Alejandra Ramos is puzzled and probably feeling out of the loop. “What is this Facebook stuff?” the senior asked. “Everyone keeps asking me, ‘Are you on Facebook?’” And she has to be. Everyone at GW is on, an online friends network that connects students from several universities through friends, classes and interests. Well, not […]

Sports briefs

Women’s soccer drops season opener to VCU The GW women’s soccer team is off to a slow start this season after losing 4-0 to Virginia Commonwealth Aug. 27. In their season opener, the Colonials struggled on offense, only mustering two shots on goal. VCU struck early when Solfrid Anderson headed a ball past GW goalkeeper […]

2004-05 GW Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Wed. Nov. 10 Randolph-Macon (Exhibition) 7 p.m. Mon. Nov. 15 @ Wake Forest (Preseason NIT) 7 p.m., ESPN2 Thu. Nov. 18 American or VCU (Preseason NIT) TBA Sat. Nov. 20 Morgan State 2 p.m. Wed. Nov. 24 @ Preseason NIT Semifinal TBA Fri. Nov. 26 @ Preseason NIT Final TBA Sun. Nov. 28 Fairfield 2 […]

Program Board moves up Fall Fest

Program Board is holding Fall Fest two weeks earlier than usual due to scheduling conflicts. The annual event, which will feature three bands, free giveaways and food for 2,500 people, will be held on Saturday and will cap off Welcome Week festivities, scheduled to end Friday night. “We felt it would be incorrect to hold […]

Volleyball regroups with new philosophy

Replacing key contributors is never an easy task for an athletic team. Naturally, a rebuilding process follows. Last season, the GW volleyball team lost three seniors. But in the offseason, the Colonials have spent their time retooling and changing their style of play. The 2003 squad featured seniors Ruth Lazzari, Lauren Dunning and Sarah Hokom, […]

Move-in goes smoothly

Despite police checkpoints and some blocked roads in Foggy Bottom, last weekend’s move-in process proceeded without any significant complications to the relief of students, parents and University officials. “It’s gone tremendously smoothly – just as smoothly as last year,” GW spokesman Eric Solomon said. He attributed the success to “early planning and communication” between Metropolitan […]

Smith Center awaits a facelift

Junior Mike Hall likes playing at the Smith Center. And so does the rest of the GW men’s basketball team, which went 11-1 at home last season. “It’s a great home court,” Hall said. “I like the smallish feel of it.” When the gym is packed with 5,000 screaming fans, the Colonials enjoy quite a […]


Wednesday Tree Planting Ceremony Commemorating the 100th anniversary of GW’s name change from Columbian College 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kogan Plaza Student Organizations Fair 5 to 7 p.m. Mount Vernon Quad Sponsored by the Student Development Center Wacky Wednesday: Design on a Dime Buses will leave the Mount Vernon Clock Tower for Target at […]