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.

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 […]

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 […]