August 25, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 4

Stories from the August 25, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Steroids: Who cares?

Like Bill Clinton before him, Rafael Palmeiro must regret adding his wagging finger to history’s scrapbook. In an instant, his career as one of baseball’s “good guys” disintegrated into scandal with a recent positive test for steroids. Significant in the world of sports, Palmeiro’s steroid use captivated the attention of not only the public, but […]

Out-of-conference schedules released

Since the 2004-2005 basketball season ended, GW fans have been waiting with bated breath for the prospect of more buff and blue basketball. Fans need wait no longer than Nov. 12 for the men’s team to open up its preseason against Augusta State in an afternoon game at the Smith Center. After their first Atlantic […]

Summer sports wrap up

While most of the GW community let their minds drift from Foggy Bottom during the summer, the Colonials athletic program was hard at work. Catch up with your team and see what changes you’ll see this coming season. Men’s Basketball Clemson’s Moore set to transfer Clemson University wing Cheyenne Moore is set to transfer to […]

Men do well on Australian trip

Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs is known for his courtside antics. To show frustration with his team’s play, he often jumps up and down, yelling, while letting the referees know his opinions on their work. But the biggest scare Hobbs got during the Colonials’ trip to Australia was the near disappearance of his Atlantic […]

Column: Adopt four-by-four

This year, a GW task force is again exploring the viability of a four-course, four-credit undergraduate curriculum. This so-called “four-by-four” system was previously shot down when faculty rejected it in tandem with a mandatory summer session. As a stand-alone proposal, though, it deserves thorough reconsideration. Adoption of a four-by-four system could become the most enduring […]

Column: Complacency has no place at GW

An open letter to the newly minted GW class of 2009: Welcome. Since GW is your chosen institution for higher learning, there’s about a 90 percent likelihood you hail from one of three blue states: Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey (OK, that’s a bit of a stretch). If you’re in that 10 percent that […]

Educational Globetrotting

Taking flamenco dancing lessons in Spain would be a dream vacation for some. Having someone else pay for it in the name of education makes it even better. Too good to be true? Hardly. For most students, studying abroad means spending a semester in a foreign country and taking classes at a university. But, for […]

Editorial: Improve summer services

GW prides itself on the impeccable services it offers to students. High-quality residence halls, the 4-RIDE van service and a wide variety of food establishments complement the GW academic experience. It seems, however, that the end of the academic year brings a significant decline in the quality of student services for summer residents. During the […]

What’s the deal with … infectious disease rumors in Thurston?

After more than 1,000 freshmen settle into Thurston Hall and start hearing about the infectious disease outbreaks rumored to plague the building each year, they might begin wondering what other vaccines they should have gotten before moving in. From scabies on the sixth floor to syphilis on the second, this close-proximity and notoriously promiscuous residence […]