October 11, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 19

Stories from the October 11, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Transparent cuts

Our View: The University should level with students about budget cuts. Mired with budget deficits, the University has been forced to cut several academic programs. Earlier this month, administration officials announced the end of the Earth and Environmental Science major. The latest casualty is the small but well-regarded Peace Studies minor. Affected students are justly […]

Colonials fall in extra frames

The GW men’s soccer team played its first two conference home games this weekend, both of which went into double overtime. After tying defending Atlantic 10 Champion Rhode Island Friday, the Colonials fell to Massachusetts 2-1 Sunday. The matches were mirror images of each other, as no team scored until the second half in both […]

Polar opposites lead volleyball

Juliene McLaughlin and Kaimana Lee are from different worlds. But at GW, the two sophomores share a common interest: volleyball. McLaughlin, an outside hitter, hails from outside of Toronto. Lee, a setter, is a native of Hawaii. Both players have been bright spots on the GW volleyball team, a squad that has struggled this year. […]

GW briefs

Two residence hall eateries close shop The Hall on Virginia Avenue Diner and Thurston Dining Hall quietly shut their doors for the last time in May. Once popular venues in freshman residence halls, the shops shut down last semester because of decreased revenues. The HOVA Diner originally offered three meals a day, but Aramark cut […]

Editorial: Stop SSN use

A recent Federal Trade Commission report recently announced that individuals between 18-29 years of age living in the District of Columbia are the most at-risk group for identity theft in the United States – placing GW students squarely in the highest possible risk category. This report helps revive the issue of GW’s controversial use of […]

City auctions off pandas

About 300 people came to the Marriott Wardman Park Saturday night to bid on the painted and sculpted pandas that lined the streets of the city this summer. The panda sculptures, which were on display through a program called PandaMania, were auctioned to benefit the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Of the 150 […]

Column: The bloated student government

It was a lovely affair. There was a strict dress code in effect. We had a delicious meal together. We wiped our mouths and spilled our drinks on beautiful linens. There was even a slideshow. If you were drunk, they let you speak. The event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate passing […]

Anti-smoking group undaunted by failure to pass ban

Despite a ruling against their cause in May, the anti-smoking group Smokefree D.C. is still determined to prevent smoking in the city’s bars and restaurants. The group was disappointed with a May ruling by Judge Mary A. Terrell to block a referendum on a citywide ban. She called it “invalid” and “improper” and explained that […]

Column: Hold GW accountable

It appears GW students are pampered. Freshman year, the University provided housekeeping for my 2,400 classmates, my roommate and me. As a student employee at the University, my base pay rate has shot up twenty-five cents. I’m now looking forward to seeing instant replay on the brand new Smith Center basketball scoreboard in November. But […]