October 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 18

Stories from the October 7, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Schedule delay upsets students

By this time last fall, Jared Brown had already made reservations to fly home to Detroit the day after his last exam in December. This year, the sophomore has no idea when any of his tests will be and has not been able to book any plane tickets. And it’s starting to frustrate him. “It’s […]

Sorority numbers drop by one-third

The number of female students who accepted bids to join a sorority dropped by more than 100 this year. Some sorority leaders attributed the decrease to a new computer software program that tries to match up students with the groups they want to pledge. Recruitment for GW’s eight sororities ended Saturday with 215 girls accepting […]

Men expose themselves

Female students continued to be subjected to incidents of indecent exposure around campus last week. Twice in the last week, men have revealed their genitals to unwilling female students just west of GW. On Oct. 1, a male walked past a female student on 26th Street and turned around to face her with his pants […]

Senate delays some org. funds

Student group funding would be cut by over $22,000 under a proposed bill being considered by the Student Association Senate Finance Committee. Senators said the cuts in funding would allow the SA to co-sponsor more events. The proposed legislation, introduced Tuesday night, is a preliminary effort by the SA to decide how much money should […]

Students trek to California for space adventure

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – About 200 college students flocked to Mojave, Calif., to witness a pilot breach suborbital space in a private rocket plane a second time this week and claim the $10 million “X Prize.” First-time pilot Brian Binnie took the craft, SpaceShipOne, to the 62 mile height boundary required to win the $10 million […]

Construction noise disrupts classes

Construction of the 22nd Street business school has prompted faculty and students in adjacent Funger and Madison halls to complain about noise. “Banging and rattling, windows, floors and doors shaking – it started this morning at 6 a.m.,” Medora Shehan, a Madison third-floor resident, said Tuesday. Classes in Funger have been disrupted by loud construction […]

VP candidates debate, some say better then their running mates

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Vice Presidential candidates took on international and domestic policy issues during a debate held Tuesday night at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Vice President Dick Cheney defended his administration’s handling of the war in Iraq against Sen. John Edwards’ allegations that the Bush administration should have worked harder to capture Osama […]

UCC faulted over anorexia

Sophomore Alison Devenny, one of millions inflicted with the disease anorexia nervosa, used to consume only 500 calories a day. But when Devenny sought help at the University Counseling Center last year, she said no one would help her in the struggle to overcome the disease. “Unfortunately, GW has a very inadequate eating disorder counseling […]

Students test PS2 games

Students tested out new and unreleased video games, including a virtual skateboard program, at Lisner Auditorium’s loading dock Wednesday night. The event, “Play Station 2 Locker Room Challenge Tour, Featuring 989 Sports,” attracted about 70 students that sampled the games in front of a locker room set-up with five televisions. Sony held the free event […]

Students use fashion to wax political

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With less than a month until this year’s heated election, the presidential candidates are not the only ones making political statements. Politicians, celebrities and voters have been spotted sporting apparel with unique political messages. Popular topics include: Promoting a favorite presidential candidate or encouraging people to vote on November 2. College students […]