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.

Volleyball struggles on West Coast

California was not kind to the GW volleyball team this weekend. The Colonials went winless in four matches and won just four total games while playing at the University of California at Irvine. After its season-opening loss to No. 24 (USA Today) Utah, GW dropped all three games of the Nike/Holiday Inn Sunset Classic. “I […]

District police officers enforce new laws

Officer Matthew Earls joined the Metropolitan Police force seven years ago, but last week’s Friday night patrol was nothing like ones he had when he first joined the department. It’s nearing 11:30 p.m., and a group of young men who appear drunk are walking down a street in Cleveland Park. One of them throws his […]

Adjuncts gear up for union vote

Adjunct professors are stepping up efforts to gain support for part-time faculty unionization as a crucial vote on the issue will take place next month. A mail ballot election among adjuncts will be held in October to determine whether GW will recognize a union representing part-time faculty. Ballots will be mailed out on Oct. 4 […]

Comedian Mo Rocca entertains sold-out crowd

Sporting lime green pants, comedian and political commentator Mo Rocca entertained a sold-out audience at the 1,500-seat Lisner Auditorium Friday night. Rocca followed Welcome Week’s headline acts, Godfrey and Seth Myers, who performed in the Smith Center Wednesday night in keeping with this year’s Welcome Week theme, “Laugh Out Loud.” Students paid $10 to attend […]

GW to host inaugural ball

The University is getting ready to party this January, when it will host its fourth consecutive inaugural ball to celebrate the winner of the 2004 presidential election. Preparations are already being made for the event, which will be held off campus for a second time at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C., GW’s “Unofficial Youth […]

Class travels to Athens, studies games

A class of 30 GW students was able to experience world-class athletics and tour one of the world’s most historic landscapes when they traveled to Athens, Greece, last month for the 2004 Olympic Games. Their course, called International Experience: The Olympic Games Behind the Scenes, has been taught biannually by Lisa Delpy Neirotti, assistant professor […]

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 […]