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.

Napster to up marketing

With the University having officially signed a contract to offer free Napster for students for another year, the online music provider plans to step up marketing and publicity at GW. Alexa Kim, executive director of Information Systems and Services Technology Services, said that a gift from an anonymous donor allowed the University to continue to […]

Incoming freshman dies in skateboarding accident

Incoming freshman Jonathan Sisto died Aug. 11 in a skateboarding accident, only three weeks before he was set to begin his first semester as a GW student. Sisto, a native of Orinda, Calif., died from head injuries after he fell off the skateboard he was riding while holding on to a moving car, the San […]

Smith Center to host 9/11 quilt

A quilt honoring the 2,997 victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be on display in GW’s Smith Center Sept. 9-11. Corey Gamble was inspired after visiting Ground Zero three weeks after the 2001 attacks to do something that would preserve the memories of victims and comfort the families. The quilt is the product […]

J Street gets changes

Students will see changes to venues in J Street and minor renovations in several residence halls, as well as numerous other projects closer to completion when they return to campus this fall. The former J Street eateries Miso and Baja Sol have been replaced by a burrito station called Burrito Express and a salad bar […]

GW as busy as ever over summer

Though the majority of GW students departed campus and D.C. for the summer, the news did not stop over vacation. From important University decisions to local D.C. issues, summer 2005 was busy with a flurry of activity while many students were away. In case you are unaware of what’s been going on for the past […]

Women’s Basketball: News and Notes

Solomon out as assistant coach Former European talent scout Jacob Solomon’s tenure as an assistant coach with the GW women’s basketball team is over. Head coach Joe McKeown confirmed Aug. 17 that Solomon will not be returning to the program. “Things just didn’t work out,” McKeown said without elaborating further. Before coming to GW, Solomon […]

Varsity Roundup

Teams gearing up for openers Although preparations have been underway for months, late August brings the official start to the GW sports’ fall calendar. On Aug. 26, the GW volleyball team travels to Harrisonburg, Va., to face James Madison University in its season opener. The women’s soccer team kicks off its 2005 schedule on the […]

Boys of spring try to become boys of summer

For the vast majority of GW baseball players, the conclusion of the Atlantic 10 tournament marks the end of their playing careers. A very select few are fortunate enough to get the opportunity to follow their dreams of playing professional baseball. In 2005, the GW baseball team’s roster boasted many of the elder statesmen of […]

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 […]