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.

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 […]

Walking on to success

Not every collegiate athlete has an easy road to success. Some battle injuries, poor play and a lack of playing time, while others don’t even get a chance. The current co-captains of the GW men’s soccer team, Trent Wilee and Matt Miller, nearly missed their chance to play. Despite getting cut by head coach George […]

GW officials likely to fund recommended counseling changes

Senior GW administration officials said cost would not be a factor in implementing the recommendations of a commission that investigated the University’s response to student deaths. The commission, which met regularly over the summer in response to the death of five students last year, recently issued a final report but did not make it public. […]

Black Eyed Peas to perform at Smith Center Nov. 14

Hip-hop act The Black Eyed Peas is scheduled to perform at the Smith Center Nov. 14, according to the publicity department at Interscope Records. The group returned to the U.S. in August 2004 to continue touring, fresh off the release of its multi-platinum second album, “Elephunk.” The album included such hit singles as the Sept. […]

Low turnout to mark IMF and World Bank protest

This weekend’s G-7, International Monetary Fund and World Bank protests will be sparsely attended and should pose minimal inconveniences to students, University officials said. “(The demonstrations) are expected to be minimal during the weekend,” said John Petrie, assistant vice president for public safety and emergency management. “They’re real and important to the people demonstrating, but […]

House passes gun bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would eliminate virtually all of the District’s gun restrictions. The bill, titled the D.C. Personal Protection Act, would repeal a ban on handguns and semiautomatic weapons put into place by the D.C. City Council in 1976. Passed by a 250-171 vote, the bill would also relax […]

Crime Log

Assault on Police 9/25 – Thurston Hall – case closed A UPD officer was bitten and another officer injured when they responded to two male injured students. One of the students, who was bleeding from the back of the head, told UPD he had been drinking and smoking marijuana. EMeRG. was unable to provide medical […]