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.

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, which will combine various aspects of well-known Internet communities such as, MySpace, 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 […]

Officials downplay rankings slip

While GW dropped to No. 53 in U.S. News and World Report’s annual national universities rankings this year, University officials downplayed the significance of the slip. After tying Pepperdine and Syracuse universities in the 52nd spot last year, GW dropped in the magazine’s 2006 rankings, missing the top 50 for the seventh consecutive year. GW […]

GW Briefs

Foggy Bottom Association chooses new leader A neighborhood group changed leadership over the summer in a move that may alter the Foggy Bottom community’s relationship with GW. Joy Howell was voted to be the Foggy Bottom Association’s new president in June, replacing Ron Cocome. The FBA under Cocome has continually fought the University’s expansion into […]

SMPA begins new search for director

University officials will conduct a new search for a permanent School of Media and Public Affairs director this fall, after the search stagnated this summer with neither of two candidates being given the school’s top slot. The new search has not yet begun, and University officials would not give a timetable as to when the […]

E-mail alerts regulated

Since the beginning of August, Colonial Mail users have had the opportunity to unsubscribe from receiving most mass e-mails sent out from the University mailing address. Users can visit to opt out of blast e-mails that are not emergency communications, such as messages about campus safety, school closures or computer worms, said Chris […]

‘On the Story’ gains steam

Despite the absence of the partisan screaming matches of its predecessor, “On the Story” has had cameras rolling to a receptive GW community seven weeks into the CNN show’s run on campus. More than 1,000 people have attended the weekly news program since its first broadcast from the Jack Morton Auditorium July 8, said Heather […]

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 […]