September 9, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 10

Stories from the September 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW in brief

University to commemorate 9/11 In commemoration of the third anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Student Association is holding a candlelight vigil Saturday. The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. at the University Yard and will include speeches from University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and SA President Omar Woodard.?The featured speaker will be Thomas […]

Hospitalizations remain steady

Alcohol-related hospitalizations at GW are slightly down from early fall last year, according to numbers released by the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education. According to CADE, there have been six hospitalizations since the beginning of the semester, compared with seven over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the University Police Department reported 15 […]

Florida students grapple with storms

With another hurricane approaching Florida after Charley and Frances plowed through the state over the last two weeks, many Floridian students are keeping a nervous eye on their homes. Hurricane Frances, which struck late Saturday night and continued to devastate Florida into Tuesday, has killed more than 14 people and has left more than six […]

Death ruled a suicide

Updated Thursday, Sept. 9, 3:14 p.m. Sophomore Susan Shin died Wednesday afternoon after jumping 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 Office of the Chief Medical Examiner […]

GW-TV begins new year

GW-TV is preparing to provide students with new programming this year, as it enters its first full school year of operation. The network, which is student-run and works in conjunction with the School of Media and Public Affairs, kicked off its first year on air Nov. 11, 2003 with “Queer Eye for the GW Guy.” […]

Battle for the munchies market

A new 24-hour 7-Eleven in the basement of Mitchell Hall may spell convenience for students with the midnight munchies, but it could also affect business for other after-hours food providers. As students, particularly the more than 1,000 freshmen living on the same block as the new convenience store, may be lured to the 7-Eleven, other […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/2 – Thurston Hall – case closed University Police officers responded to Thurston after Community Living and Learning Center staff requested a room search. UPD discovered five grams of marijuana and a bong. Referred to Student Judicial Services Liquor Law Violation 9/6 – Guthridge Hall – case closed UPD officers observed a […]

Bus crashes into ledge

A shuttle bus inexplicably rolled down a hill and overran a ledge near the Acheson Science Building at the Mount Vernon Campus Tuesday night. No injuries were reported from the accident, which was the second involving an MVC shuttle bus in the last week. The bus, which contained four students and a driver, crashed through […]

SJT limits Votes funds

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will not disburse more money to a student voting initiative that has already received $5,000 from his office. Trachtenberg said GW Votes, a Student Association-sponsored program that aims to register students to vote in the November election, should now be funded solely from the student organization budget. GW Votes organizers, […]

The Bar Belle: Rhino Bar and Pumphouse

3295 M St. N.W. For the first Thursday night of fall semester, I had plans to go out big and head to one of the promo events in true Bar Belle style. However, my plan hit a road block when I became quite inebriated at the wee hour of four in the afternoon. I awoke […]