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.

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 […]

Letters to the Editor

Earlier release As a parent of a GW student I read the articles about the final exam scheduling with great interest. I have experienced the same frustrations with the Academic Scheduling Department. My interactions with that office – and others at GW – left me with the impression that they are not only disorganized but […]

Online quiz to help undecided students ‘decide’

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – To a jingle of patriotic rock music, a flashing image of an animated Uncle Sam is lighting up computer screens across the country, urging college students to vote for their ‘presidential match.’ With the 2004 presidential election less then a week away, many young voters are still confused about the political rhetoric […]