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.

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 […]

Tech for all: The quota chase: Unclogging e-mail

There’s nothing more frustrating than logging into your Colonial Mail account, only to face a stern warning that you’re coming ever closer to reaching your dreaded message quota. At 20 megabytes of storage space, C-Mail does let you hold on to hundreds of messages, but for those who like keeping a record of everything, this […]

Fraternities fight sanctions

Tau Kappa Epsilon leaders are appealing a Student Judicial Services sanction leveled after a member of the fraternity sustained injuries three months ago in an apparent fall from their townhouse. Of GW’s 12 fraternities, three including Tau Kappa Epsilon have been sanctioned by SJS and put on social probation since May. Being on social probation […]

$40,000 and then some

When GW students and their parents pay more than $40,000 for two semesters, some may not realize that there may be more money they owe the University throughout the year. After paying one of the highest university tuitions in the country, students could also be hit throughout the year with fees in a number of […]

Gelman updates technology

One common gripe among GW students is the $50 voluntary library donation, which some claim is tough to opt out of because it is often overshadowed by more expensive costs on the tuition bill. But Gelman administrators hope students, upon their first trip to the library this semester, see that their money has been put […]

SA pres. to launch new site

One of Student Association President Audai Shakour’s pillar campaign promises will be launched by the end of September: a multi-faceted and interactive Web site to support the GW community. Shakour will unveil www.colonialtrader.com, which will combine various aspects of well-known Internet communities such as thefacebook.com, MySpace, Amazon.com and craigslist. Shakour’s new portal will primarily cater […]

University drafts old hospital site plans

After a summer of open meetings with community members, the University is one step closer to developing the empty land of the old hospital site enclosed by 23rd, 22nd and I streets and Pennsylvania Avenue. In July, GW released a preliminary sketch created by developers Boston Properties, Inc. and KSI Services, Inc. that it plans […]