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.

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 […]

GW in brief

GW-sponsored election poll shows Kerry leading Bush Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry has a slight lead over President Bush, according to a poll released by GW. The University’s Graduate School of Political Management has sponsored several polls to gauge voters’ attitudes toward the upcoming November election. The poll, titled GW Battleground 2004 Poll, shows Kerry […]

Frosh attend convocation

University officials encouraged GW freshmen to explore the city and their interests at the annual freshman convocation Tuesday. The convocation formally inducted members of the class of 2008 into GW with speeches from administrators and guest speakers in the Smith Center. The freshman class of nearly 2,600 is the largest in University history. President Stephen […]

Gelman to get Starbucks

Although construction of a Starbucks in Gelman Library will begin this month, University officials said the coffee shop may not open until next semester. The construction project, which involves the installation of the coffee shop in the library’s first-floor 24-hour reading room, has gutted the space. The area will be left unusable until the project […]

GW, South Korea may forge academic relationship

GW signed an agreement to discuss a future academic relationship that could open a campus in Jeju, an island off the coast of South Korea. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg signed the agreement, called a Memorandum of Understanding, on Aug. 15 during a visit to South Korea to accept two honorary degrees. GW officials stressed […]

Ivory Tower vandalized

Residents and administrators were surprised to find the newly-opened Ivory Tower vandalized only hours after students moved in to the apartment-style dorm Saturday. On Saturday night, an unknown number of vandals damaged exit signs, an air conditioning unit and an elevator, in addition to ripping bulletin boards off several walls. Completed over the summer, Ivory […]

Academic departments to merge due to cuts

The University plans to merge the romance and Slavic language programs as its academic departments face campus-wide budget cuts. The anticipated reorganization is only one of the measures being taken by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences after GW authorized $4.6 million in campus-wide budget reallocations last spring. Officials said the cuts are necessary […]

J Street still unfinished

Several days after the Aug. 28 deadline, some of the new dining venues in the renovated J Street have yet to open. Amelia Powell, Aramark’s marketing director, wrote in an e-mail Tuesday that students can expect J Street to be fully functional on Sept. 6. Earlier this summer, Aramark, a private food service provider that […]