September 20, 2004

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

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 […]

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 […]