September 3, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 8

Stories from the September 3, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW in brief

Law professor fights for restroom equality GW law professor John Banzhaf has prompted venues across the country to enlarge women’s restrooms, arguing that longer lines for women is gender discrimination. Starlight Theater, a venue in Kansas City, announced that in a few weeks, they will undergo a $4.5 million remodeling project. Much of their construction […]

Target trip draws freshman

Two Welcome Week events provided students with buses to Target and advice from interior design students to help with what can be the first test of college: transforming cramped quarters into a cozy dorm room. Students gathered in the Mount Vernon Pub and Grill Wednesday night to receive tips from GW interior design students on […]


In the article “The sweeps campus,” (Sept. 1, page 14) junior Adam Connor was mistakenly identified as being in Pi Kappa Epsilon. He belongs to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. The article “Academic departments deal with cuts” (Sept. 1, page one) incorrectly stated that the School of Business is getting rid of its Executive […]

2000 Penn becomes Panda hospital

A nose ripped off. An ear missing. Arms torn off at the shoulder. This isn’t a scene from a bad war movie. It’s the harsh reality of life on the street for dozens of life-sized sculpted pandas displayed across the city. “It started with some graffiti, so we were able to pretty much clean that […]


Friday Mo Rocca 8 p.m. Lisner auditorium Tickets: $10 Saturday 24-Hour Play A show written, cast, directed, rehearsed and produced in 24 hours 9 to 10:30 p.m. Lisner Downstage Tickets: $1 Sponsored by Generic Theatre Company Fall Fest Free food, giveaways and music by Pat McGee Band and others 5 p.m. University Yard Sunday Freshman […]

MVC Shuttle fire sparks concern

The University is investigating the cause of a fire that gutted a new Mount Vernon Shuttle bus late Tuesday night. Officials from Mount Vernon Campus Life, which assumed control of the shuttle service from University Police three days before the blaze, said they are making every effort to ensure student safety. The University is working […]

SJT remains silent on Riggs Bank relationship

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg declined to comment this week on whether he would be reevaluating his relationship with Riggs Bank as federal officials conduct an investigation into the institution’s financial practices. In a brief discussion with The Hatchet on Wednesday, Trachtenberg, who serves on the bank’s board of directors, declined to discuss the organization’s […]

Editorial: An acceptable arrangement

The well-documented tension between GW students and Foggy Bottom residents has taken another bizarre twist. Claiming its patrons are disruptive to neighborhood residents, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission passed a resolution opposing the renewal of McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon’s liquor license. Given the weight the city gives ANC decisions in final deliberations, it is entirely possible […]

Editorial: Distance GW

The federal government recently indicted Riggs Bank for failing to have adequate regulations in place to combat money laundering. As a result of the scandal, Riggs Bank, which was recently purchased by PNC Bank,?received national scrutiny and scorn. Such a scandal would normally have nothing to do with the GW community. In this case, however, […]