October 28, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 24

Stories from the October 28, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Baseball, Boredom, and Pornography

As passing school weeks tend to do, this week brought with it a new dilemma. As the baseball gods granted the Astros from my native Houston a game seven letdown in the NLCS, I found myself with exorbitant amounts of time that the playoffs had previously occupied. Boredom naturally ensued. My first act was to […]

SA Notes

Senate approves bill to raise VPFA stipend The Student Association Senate passed a bill Tuesday to increase the Vice President for Financial Affairs’ pay. The bill to increase the stipend for the VPFA, which SA President Omar Woodard sponsored, raised the stipend from $1,500 to $2,000. VPFA Stephanie Adleman, a member of Woodard’s cabinet, oversees […]

Students remain without absentee ballots

With the presidential election only days away, some students are still waiting for their absentee ballots. A number of problems – mail mix-ups, complications with local government offices and failure to complete forms on time – have prevented some students from voting. “I don’t know entirely what to make of it,” said Sean White, director […]

New student-run journal focuses on research

Students now have the opportunity to have their original research published in Inquiry, the University’s new student-run research journal. Co-founder Alison Matela, who graduated last year, said she was interested in starting the project after serving as a student representative on a retention committee. She saw many of her best peers leaving GW for other […]

Greek Briefs

Multicultural Greek Council expands The Multicultural Greek Council expanded this year to include two historically black fraternities and a South Asian sorority. The council is the governing body for GW’s eleven cultural and service-oriented Greek-letter organizations. This year’s new groups are historically black fraternities Alpha Kappa Alpha and Iota Nu Delta and South Asian sorority […]

Student Association repayed for dinner

A former Student Association official has returned $379 for an Aug. 11 dinner originally paid for with student money. Senior Mary Mai, who was initially compensated by the SA for the dinner, returned the $379 on Friday. The dinner, which took place at the upscale Georgetown restaurant Sequoia, led senators to criticize SA President Omar […]

GW plans for emergencies

Unbeknownst to most students and faculty, GW administrators have simulated 10 emergency situations over the last two years to test the University’s ability to respond to disasters. Starting in early 2003, GW began a series of exercises based on actual events that could occur in Foggy Bottom, the District or elsewhere in the country. The […]

Concert Preview: Shankar and Gingger’s “Celestial Body”

Sunday, Oct. 31 Tickets: $50, $35 and $20 for students with ID If the music we listen to by choice or default becomes the soundtrack of our lives, it is difficult to place where Shankar and Gingger’s new CD, “Celestial Body,” might pop up. While their track “Palaces,” may be heard within the backdrop of […]

City evicts students from townhouse

Days after city officials announced a crackdown on townhouses with fire code violations, they evicted eight current and former GW students Tuesday from their home at 1016 22nd Street. D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs officials are working with GW to ensure the safety of students living in off-campus housing after a Georgetown student […]