November 22, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 31

Stories from the November 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Group promotes eye care at D.C. public schools

A group of fifteen GW student volunteers has been working with D.C. public schools to provide vision screenings and educational sessions for students in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The volunteers are members of the GW chapter of Unite for Sight, a worldwide nonprofit organization that seeks to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. The organization began […]

SJT highest paid president in D.C.

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was the highest paid university president in the D.C. area in 2003, with a compensation of $641,364, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. A report released by the college and university research newspaper last week said Trachtenberg was one of just 12 other private university executives nationwide who earned […]

Pinnock leads Hall-less GW

If the GW men’s basketball team needed a pick-me-up after losing big at Wake Forest last week, this was it. In their home opener Saturday, the Colonials defeated Morgan State University 94-70. However, the Bears were no pushover, keeping the game close most of the way. Morgan State (0-3) held a one-point halftime lead before […]

Hobbs and staff sign two recruits

Four years into coach Karl Hobbs’ tenure, the GW men’s basketball program is developing a distinct identity. The Colonials signed high school players Robert Diggs and Montrel McDonald to letters of intent last week, bringing in two recruits who appear to fit the coaching staff’s mold. Both are versatile and athletic and have the ability […]

Registration woes irk professors

With students now choosing classes for the spring 2005 semester, professors are expressing outrage over a number of complications that delayed the start of registration last week. They are calling for the University to take a hard look at the causes behind the problem. Originally scheduled to start Nov. 9, registration for undergraduates was pushed […]


Monday “Multiculturalism: What does it really mean?” Part of the R.E.A.L. Conversations series 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Room 413 Sponsored by the Student Activities Center, Multicultural Student Services Center, Student Development Center and Community Living and Learning Center Peruvian National Chorus 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Sponsored by the School of […]

Thurston to undergo evaluation

Thurston Hall, GW’s largest freshman residence, is undergoing an evaluation to determine whether its exterior will need any maintenance or repairs. Work on the dorm could be amended if students feel it starts to interfere with studying for finals, said Eric Hougen, project manager for the University’s office of business operations. Finals begin Dec. 14. […]

Pets make good roomate for some students

In dorm life, roommates can be a source of social anguish or cost students valuable study time. But for some students, different kinds of roommates – pets – provide relaxation and are constant sources of support. One City Hall resident said she is comforted by the very manageable fish she keeps in her room, though […]

Exploring interracial dating at GW

Dating between people of different racial groups has always been a topic of controversy. Students at GW tend to be open to interracial dating, often because the campus’s diversity leads to a lot of interaction among people of different backgrounds. Some of the interracial dating, however, may be due to inconsistencies between the numbers of […]