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.

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, 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 […]