October 25, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 23

Stories from the October 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Volleyball Results from Oct. 23 Duquesne 3, GW 1 News and Notes: The Colonials have lost eight straight games, a season high. The streak equaled the longest in program history. The loss also dropped GW’s record to 4-16 overall and 1-7 in the Atlantic 10. Men’s water polo Results from Oct. 22-23: GW 11, Gannon […]

Men’s soccer surges into playoff race

Keeping their playoff hopes alive, the GW men’s soccer team continued its offensive surge with back-to-back wins over Xavier and Dayton last weekend. The Colonials beat the Flyers 3-1 Sunday after defeating the Musketeers 4-2 Friday. With two victories at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, GW is back in the hunt for an Atlantic 10 […]

Unionization hinges on disputed ballots

Just one week before Election Day, GW has its own voting dispute complete with a narrow majority and disputed ballots. In a process that will transpire in the next few weeks, a 12-person majority of part-time faculty who voted in favor of forming a union may be reversed by the inclusion of about 50 contested […]

Fire prompts inspections

City officials are seeking to inspect students’ off-campus townhouses for dangerous living conditions after a Georgetown University student died in a townhouse fire one week ago. Daniel Rigby, a Georgetown senior, died Oct. 17 after his two-story townhouse at 3318 Prospect St. caught on fire. The house had faulty electrical wiring in the basement, where […]

Taking time to make a difference

Freshman Zoila Primo’s zipped up coat and visible breath was not due to an early winter. The volunteer was working in a frozen warehouse, packaging food for the less fortunate this past weekend. Primo, who was taping together broken bags of frozen meat, vegetables and potatoes, was one of 12 students who volunteered Saturday afternoon […]

Dumbing down A’s

For many students, being average in the classroom is unacceptable. Receiving mostly A’s and B’s not only has become the norm, but it’s become an expectation, and professors nationwide have become increasingly generous when boosting student grade point averages. Researchers studying grading trends over the last 35 years have found that awarding higher marks for […]

Votes being tallied in Afghan election

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Votes continue to be tallied in this month’s landmark presidential election in Afghanistan. Millions of Afghans turned out amid threats and violence to the 4,800 polling sites to cast their vote for president on Oct. 9. Voters waited in lines, stretching two miles long, for up to four hours in order to […]

City lifts fee for annual Dupont High Heel Race

City officials have rescinded a fee that supporters of the annual 17th Street High Heel Race said would have threatened the event’s success and safety. Weeks before the event, held annually since 1986, organizers learned of a $9,000 fee and a rule requiring the consent of 90 percent of landowners on 17th Street to hold […]

Naturalized citizens could run for president if amendment passes

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – If Sen. Orrin Hatch passes his proposed constitutional amendment, a foreign immigrant who has already claimed United States citizenship could also win the title of president. When the Utah Republican who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee presented the “Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment” in July 2003, he cited a litany of “patriotic […]

SA senator seeks to change students’ rights

A Student Association Senate committee is proposing changes to policies governing off-campus behavior. Senators also want GW to consolidate students’ rights and responsibilities into one document. Even if the proposals gain SA support, their implementation is contingent upon administrators who have expressed skepticism at the ability to alter GW and city regulations. A Senate committee […]