September 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 9

Stories from the September 7, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Nation in Brief

Vanderbilt warns students about new online community (U-WIRE) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – may be the new craze among college students, but administrators at Vanderbilt University are cautioning users to be careful when using the site. “Vanderbilt safeguards the privacy of student information and there are laws that require the University to do so. However, once […]

Halls get mixed service

New Hall, 1957 E Street and the Ivory Tower have the worst cell phone reception among University residence halls, according to a GW-sponsored survey. This summer, the University commissioned a consulting firm to study the quality of cell phone service on campus to find where students receive the best and worst reception. New Hall received […]

Fest sees attendance jump

Saturday’s Fall Fest attracted 4,400 students, besting last year’s attendance by nearly 2,000. A rise in attendance was a pleasant surprise for organizers, who were forced to hold the event earlier than usual this year to avoid hosting it on Sept. 11 or the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, which fall on the next two Saturdays. […]

New law frustrates MPD

Metropolitan Police officers said their capacity to curb underage drinking has diminished since the passage of a more lenient alcohol bill. “They’ve made it so it’s not a crime, so we can’t (make arrests),” said MPD Officer Daniel Godin as he patrolled the vibrant streets of Georgetown Friday night. “But in my opinion, when a […]

Law school searches for new dean

The search is on for a new GW Law School dean after former Dean Michael Young became the president at University of Utah this summer. GW officials said they expect to begin interviews for the position in late fall and present their recommendations to President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg in February. A search committee composed of […]

ZBT looks to return to GW

The Zeta Beta Tau fraternity is attempting to return to GW after a nearly three-year absence. University officials would not comment on whether the fraternity is following the recommended recognition process for Greek-letter groups. Tim Miller, director of the Student Activities Center, wrote in an e-mail that GW and the Interfraternity Council continue to “discuss […]

Dean’s scholars to travel to Chile

A new Living and Learning Community will send ten freshmen to Chile to learn first-hand about the effects of globalization. The program, Dean’s Scholars in Globalization, houses the ten freshmen on the Mount Vernon campus. While living together, the students work with advisors to create a unique globalization minor and complete a collaborative research project […]

JCFS awards badly advertised

Student Association members responsible for doling out thousands of dollars in scholarships last semester gave most of the money to their colleagues. In April, the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, comprised of SA officials and professors, awarded $1,000 scholarships to seven students, five of whom are involved in student government. While no one has […]


An article on page 3 of The Hatchet’s Sept. 3 issue mistakenly credited Student and Academic Support Services with introducing an e-mail spam filter. Information Services and Systems developed the filter.

Breaking News: Student dies after falling from eighth floor of Elise

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 8, 10:30 p.m. Sophomore Susan Shin died Wednesday afternoon after falling from the eighth floor of the Elise Apartments building. A computer science major, Shin, 19, of Ashland, Ohio, was an active member of the Engineers’ Council and the Association for Computer Machinery. Officials at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said they […]