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.

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 […]

Jihad videos posted using GW net connection

An unidentified individual posted terrorist propaganda onto the Web in March using an Internet connection at GW. Since officials did not learn of the situation until July, they were unable to track the user. The individual used a laptop to illegally obtain GW Internet access and create a makeshift file-transfer protocol, which is used to […]

Fire engulfs MVC shuttle

More than 20 students watched their Mount Vernon Shuttle bus burst into flames late Tuesday night after being evacuated from the vehicle. No injuries were reported in the fire, which took place on Foxhall Road in front of the German Embassy, near the Mount Vernon Campus. Metropolitan Police officials said the driver originally stopped the […]

Editorial: See the big picture

GW students are reputed complainers. Seemingly whenever something goes awry, students are prepared with the hackneyed invective that since they pay so much in tuition everything should be perfect. The lack of a fully completed J Street represents the latest target for student anger. And while it is completely justified to assume that a project […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 8/25 – Medical Faculty Associates building – case closed A female subject was verbally abusive and combative with staff at the MFA. Witnesses said that after being treated and released from the emergency room for a toothache, staff informed the subject that they could help no further and suggested contacting a dentist. The […]

Column: From apathy to action

I have been speaking with numerous students and administrators about the direction of the Student Association this year. Everyone I speak with is excited about our vision, and together, we are excited about turning student apathy into real action with tangible results at GW. The Student Association has been working hard all summer developing and […]

D.C. councilman threatens Virginia baseball group

D.C. councilman threatens Virginia baseball group If Major League Baseball awards Northern Virginia the soon-to-move Montreal Expos instead of Washington, the team may not be able to use RFK Stadium as a temporary home as originally planned. At a news conference Saturday at the Wilson building downtown, city Councilman Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) said the […]