September 20, 2004

Stories from the September 20, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: Answer the call

Iraq and national security are the issues likely to have the greatest effect on the outcome of the presidential race. The economy will come next, followed by education and health care, with polemic social issues like abortion and gay marriage motivating activists on both ends of the spectrum. Noticeably and tragically absent from this debate […]

James Madison sneaks by women’s soccer

For the GW women’s soccer team, sometimes it comes down to the way the ball bounces. At least that was the case Thursday night when a deflected save in front of GW’s goal allowed James Madison University to score the game’s only goal in a 1-0 JMU win. “Honestly I thought we played a very […]

Letters to the Editor

Conditional religious freedom The latest ad placed by Western Presbyterian Church, Hillel and the GW Board of Chaplains continues to illustrate the anti-Christian bias that permeates this campus. The Board of Chaplains is supposed to represent all religions and should not?take favorites, but their ad widely condemns the many Christian students on campus who follow […]

Editorial: Expand C-Cash

Colonial Cash’s inception at the beginning of the 2003-04 school year had a revolutionary impact on life in and around GW. For students, Colonial Cash provided a quality alternative to poor service and variety in J Street. For area businesses, accepting Colonial Cash resulted in ballooning profits and an expanding customer base. Not surprisingly, many […]

Colonial Cash delays hurt businesses

When students go to the Washington Deli, they often don’t buy anything. “Students come into the store and ask if we accept GWorld cards. I have to say, ‘I am sorry, I am not in the program,’ and they leave because it is the only cash they’ve got,” said Jim Doherty, co-owner of the deli, […]

CCAS eliminates earth and environment science dept.

The University will discontinue its Earth and Environmental Sciences department at the end of the semester. Faculty members in the department, which offers majors in geoscience, environmental studies and environmental science, said they learned of the closure in late March. The move will directly affect 26 undergraduate students with declared majors in the department, as […]

Administrators discourage early exams

Students and professors making travel arrangements to return home at the end of the semester may not want to book their tickets just yet. Just two weeks into the new school year, University administrators, prompted by student complaints, are trying to get the word out to faculty not to schedule semester-end tests outside the official […]

Fraternities ready for rush

Two new fraternity townhouses and the largest freshman class in GW history may lead to heightened interest in fraternities as rush begins this week. The two-week recruitment period began Sunday night. Two fraternities, Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Epsilon Pi, moved into their new GW townhouses in late August. The University chose the fraternities, along […]

Some students not impressed by new J Street

Aramark’s recent makeover of J Street has produced some negative feedback from students lamenting the loss of seating and waffle fries. Some new venues are closing earlier than Aramark officials had initially advertised. The new layout was designed and built entirely under the supervision of Aramark, which recently renewed for 10 years its contract with […]

GW in brief

GW graduate competes in Miss America pageant A GW degree was not enough for Miss America contestant Therese Lizardo, who failed to win the national competition Saturday night. Lizardo, representing D.C., competed against 51 other hopefuls representing the 50 states, D.C. and the Virgin Islands in Atlantic City, N.J. She won the title of Miss […]