September 20, 2004

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

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 […]

Business in the front, party in the back

Most college students are wary of the line that separates work and play. However, some GW entrepreneurs traverse it purposefully, just like they bypass the Thursday night waiting line at Lulu’s. For these students, blasting hip-hop, mini-skirts and frozen margaritas are just another day at work. Senior Eric Lund and junior Sam Slater have been […]

Medical school introduces masters nursing degree

The GW Medical School began offering three programs for master’s in nursing this year to help remedy a nationwide shortage of nurses. “Nursing is not new to the University,” said Jean Johnson, senior associate dean for health sciences programs. “Offering the degree is new.” Leadership and management, clinical research administration and end-of-life care are the […]