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.

The panda doctor will see you…

Howard Connelly just got a job that by most standards shouldn’t even exist. His newest responsibility is to make structural repairs to sculpted pandas that have been vandalized this summer. While some see it as a tragedy that the art has come under attack, he sees a certain beauty in the nature of the project […]

Nation in Brief

BYU investigates rape allegations (U-WIRE) PROVO, Utah – As Brigham Young University students head back to school this fall, many freshmen are learning about their Honor Code for the first time. Their lessons have been punctuated, however, by a real-life example of possible Honor Code violations, in the form of recent rape allegations against BYU […]

McFadden’s could lose license

A popular local hangout is at risk of losing its liquor license. McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon’s license expires this year, and must be renewed if the establishment is to continue serving alcoholic beverages. However, a resolution from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission may thwart a license renewal. The resolution, which was passed in June, argues […]

Cermony marks name change

In commemoration of the University’s 100 years under its current name, officials dedicated a White Ash tree in a ceremony Wednesday to recognize GW’s namesake. Formerly the Columbian College and then Columbian University, GW changed its name in 1904 to honor the first U.S. president. After George Washington’s death, Congress honored him and his aspiration […]

ISS works to eliminate spam

The University is set to implement a spam filter by the end of next week to help decrease the amount of unwanted e-mail students receive on their GW accounts. The filter will analyze incoming e-mails and, if identified as spam, place them into a special folder where the user can either delete them manually, or […]

University cuts back on free newspapers

Residence halls will provide GW students with only half the number of free newspapers that were available last year due to budget cuts. The GW Reads program, which provides free copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, has reduced the volume of papers that students can pick up in residence […]

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 […]