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.

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 […]

Editorial: A joint failure

Last year, the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, comprised of SA officials and professors, set out to reward student leaders with seven $1,000 scholarships. Unfortunately, due to poor advertising and general committee apathy, five out of seven of these awards were distributed to well-known SA functionaries. And while the accomplishments of each of these […]

Hungover: Students and experts discuss hangover remedies

Aspirin and a bottle of water. Throwing back one last shot immediately upon waking up. Gatorade. A cold shower. Bread. Lots and lots of bread. What’s your solution for the common hangover? For better or worse, alcohol has become integrated into the culture of college students. According a Harvard University study conducted in 2001, nearly […]