September 20, 2004

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

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 […]

SA president looks to upgrade residence halls

Student Association President Omar Woodard said his organization will focus on being more inclusive to students from all over the University. “We need to get students involved,” Woodard said, describing a goal he has for the near future. “In the past the SA was viewed as an elitist organization, a hard-to-get-into boys club – we […]

SMPA gives grant to mentor DC high school students

Journalism students will look to foster interest in the media among D.C. high school students as part of a grant program run by the School of Media and Public Affairs. The $150,000 grant, which was awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation this summer, is funding Prime Movers, which pairs college and […]

AU president fights Web site

American University President Benjamin Ladner is challenging a student-run news Web site that uses his name in its address and criticizes his administration. The site,, was launched in December 2001 as an outlet for former AU student Ben Wetmore’s frustrations with Ladner and other university officials. Last month, Ladner filed a complaint with the […]

Talk show hosts come under fire for Kerry ties

“Crossfire” hosts James Carville and Paul Begala often pose tough questions to guests on the air, but now they are taking fire for giving advice to John Kerry’s campaign. Carville and Begala, two Democratic strategists, host “Crossfire” at GW alongside Republican journalists Tucker Carlson and Robert Novak. The two liberal hosts, who often give advice […]

University names new trustees

Five new GW Board of Trustees members, who were appointed by the group in June, will begin their positions under the leadership of re-elected chairman Charles Manatt. Manatt, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was chosen for a three-year term during the board’s election this summer. […]

Colleges offer unique courses

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Many universities around the country offer students special courses each semester that provide unique and unforgettable experiences. The George Washington University, American University and Howard University join forces each spring to provide students with the Washington Post Semester seminar. Athelia Knight, director of The Post’s Young Journalists Development Project is the coordinator […]


Monday Effective Interviewing Workshop 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Marvin Center 302 Sponsored by the Career Center Multicultural Greek Council Block Show Includes a step-dance show from multicultural Greek-letter groups 5 to 8 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by Multicultural Greek Council Tuesday The New Nuclear Danger Speaker Helen Caldicott, president of Nuclear Policy Research Institute 5:30 […]