September 30, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 16

Stories from the September 30, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Briefs

Kappa Sigma pulls plane for Special Olympics The Kappa Sigma fraternity pulled a 150,000 pound airplane to benefit the Special Olympics of Virginia in the annual Plane Pull on Sept. 23. The competition required teams to haul a FedEx 747 plane a distance of 12 feet. The fraternity’s 30-person team pulled the plane in 7.52 […]

Sen. Kennedy blasts Bush in GW speech

Sen. Edward Kennedy said America faces a higher risk of nuclear attack because of President Bush’s policies in a Monday speech at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium. In his 30-minute, nationally televised speech, the Massachusetts Democrat gave the audience a 13-point list of the president’s failings in both the invasion and rebuilding of Iraq and the […]

SA Notes

Senate chief of staff resigns Justin Neidig resigned as chief of staff at the Senate’s second meeting of the year Tuesday night. “I care much too much about the SA and the Senate to attach my name to an organization that I no longer believe in,” said Neidig, who as the chief of staff researches […]

HWC not keeping longer hours

by Katie Rooney Senior Staff Writer The Health and Wellness Center has yet to extend its hours of operation despite a June ruling that allows the gym to remain open until 11:30 p.m. nightly. The University must wait for the D.C. Zoning Commission, which approved the extended hours at a June 14 hearing, to formally […]

Correction

The article “Campaigning full-time” (Sept. 27, p.1) misspelled the name of sophomore Jamie Hennigan.

SA audits clubs ahead of allocation funds

The Student Association will continue an audit of on-campus student groups this week in an effort to better allocate its funding. All GW student organizations submitted their budgets to the SA’s Finance Committee Friday and will receive funding based on past spending. SA officials, who are in the process of reviewing last year’s budgets, said […]

University offers scholarship to gays

In an effort to increase the diversity of the student body and its Semester in Washington program, GW offers a $3,000 scholarship to gay, lesbian and bisexual students. “The goal is to really offer students as full an educational experience as possible,” said Gregory Lebel, associate professor of political management and director of Semester in […]

Neighborhood group gets $2.4 million

The Foggy Bottom Association has $2.48 million that it may use for legal purposes following a deal it negotiated with developers of the new Columbia Condominiums. Though FBA leaders have yet to decide how the money will be used, GW officials said they are concerned that the $2.48 million will be put toward counterproductive legal […]

Professional baseball returns to D.C.

Former Washington Senators public address announcer Charlie Brotman flashed a smile Wednesday afternoon and let out three decades of frustration. “Happy days are here again,” he told a crowd of hundreds gathered for a press conference in the foyer of the D.C. City Museum. The gathering marked the announcement that a Major League Baseball team […]