November 8, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 27

Stories from the November 8, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Internet Feature informs students of holds

The University implemented a new system last month to alert students of their registration holds before they sign up for spring classes. Students will be automatically informed of any holds when they log on to their student accounts on the myGW Portal, GW’s primary information Web site. Holds, prompted by unattended meetings with advisors, academic […]

Council Charity Ball raises about $5,000

More than 400 students attended the Class Council’s annual Charity Ball Friday, breaking attendance records from last year’s event by more than 100 students. Class Council Secretary Ellen Wexler said this year’s ball earned the group around $5,000, several hundred dollars more than last year. Students could purchase tickets for $10 in advance and $15 […]

Column: Believe the hype

As men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs doled out quotes at a steady pace Friday during the annual preseason media day at the Smith Center, the questions often sounded something like this: “Wow, looking pretty good this year, huh?” That’s the feeling a lot of people, especially GW students, have about the Colonials this year. From […]

GW buildings have too many false alarms, D.C.F.D. says

GW experienced 51 false fire alarms in its buildings through Oct. 19, a figure that has drawn concern and criticism from D.C. fire department officials. “(Fifty-one) seems a little high,” said Alan Etter, a fire department spokesman. “This is what happens with false alarms. Whether or not someone is calling one in to be a […]

A-10 still tough despite new faces

When asked about the state of the Atlantic 10 this season, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs explained why the league is consistently tough. “There are teams in the league that just don’t have bad years,” he said. The coach pointed out that Richmond, St. Joseph’s, Dayton and Xavier have each averaged over 20 wins […]

GW gets homeland security grant

A federal grant will enable the University to train nurses from across the country on how to react to an emergency involving weapons of mass destruction. The $2 million grant, awarded jointly to GW and George Mason University last month, addresses a historically overlooked area of homeland security training, University officials said. By focusing on […]

New scoreboard adds to Smith Center facelift

Nestled among various government buildings and agencies, the GW campus is a political hotbed. And unlike a big state school or a traditional powerhouse, students usually seem more concerned with the latest election news cycle than with the University’s sports teams. However, the athletic department has made renovations in the past few months that could […]


Monday Women and Violence discussion Part of the R.E.A.L. Conversations series 7 to 9 p.m. Multicultural Student Services Center Resource Room, 2127 G St., second floor Sponsored by the Student Activities Center, Multicultural Student Services Center, Student Development Center and Community Living and Learning Center Tuesday Career Decisions Workshop 9 to 11 a.m. University Counseling […]

Expected success breeds fan support

As basketball season begins, the GW spirit program is making strides to increase student awareness and support for the two most visible teams on campus. “Personally, my goal is to get all of the sports-minded students to the games,” said senior Steve Deacon, student coordinator for athletic activities. “The other students will come with wins. […]

GW Briefs

DVD machine installed in library Gelman Library patrons will be able to rent DVDs from a new vending machine being installed in the building’s main floor. The new DVD machine, located “right smack in the main entrance” of the library, will be ready for use this week, University Librarian Jack Siggins said. Another machine will […]