August 31, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 5

Stories from the August 31, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Rainy hall move-in runs smoothly

Despite a rainy first day for move-in 2005, University officials said the process went smoothly this year. Seth Weinshel, director of campus housing and occupancy management, said 5,500 students moved in on Saturday. He added that rain did not hamper the smooth flow of traffic and the directions of Community Living and Learning Center staff. […]

All the president’s facial hair

To shave or not to shave? That was the question that University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg posed to the class of 2009 at Tuesday’s Freshman Convocation in the Smith Center. The president, who grew a beard during the summer months, decided to let it grow a little longer this year, leaving the responsibility of determining […]

Calendar

Wednesday Target Run Get your necessities at Target with transportation. Buses will leave continuously from Kogan Plaza and Mount Vernon. 8 to 11 p.m. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association Thursday Progressive Student Organization Fair Interested students can find out more information about several liberal groups on campus. Noon to 3 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored […]

ESPN skips over GW

Despite efforts by GW to land an episode of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” the network has decided against using GW studio space when it visits Washington, D.C., on Labor Day. Instead, the network will broadcast near the U.S. Capitol, spokeswoman Diane Lamb said Monday. Earlier this summer WTOP radio commentator and GW alumnus Mark Plotkin, the Rev. […]

Letters to the Editor

Common sense As I stood in line for over two hours to obtain my ResNet equipment, a question percolated in my mind: Why not simply distribute ResNet equipment to students as they check into their dorms? This would save University residents a lot of time. Instead of being herded like cattle for hours through the […]

Women’s soccer drops two straight to open year

For the GW women’s soccer team, their first win of the season was elusive on Sunday, as the squad fell to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 1-0, at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. The Colonials (0-2) came in to Sunday’s match looking to improve on their lack of offense in the 1-0 loss to Navy […]

Column: The sure thing

Like the Yankees in October or a Cubs mid-season meltdown, leftist hysteria over President Bush’s Supreme Court nomination was to be expected. Rarely – in baseball or politics – is there ever a “sure thing.” But given that Judge John Roberts has already been linked to an abortion clinic bomber, we can be sure that […]

Volleyball loses on the road

The GW volleyball team opened its season on the road for the second consecutive year, dropping a match to James Madison University 3-1 in Harrisonburg, Va., on Aug. 26. The loss (24-30, 18-30, 30-24, 24-30) drops the Colonials (0-1) into red figures to start the season for the third time in five seasons. The loss […]

Panel speaks out on aid to Darfur

Paul Rusesabagina, a hero during the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the inspiration for the film “Hotel Rwanda,” insisted that Washington needs to do more to save victims in Darfur, Sudan, during a program at the National Press Club Monday. The event, “Taking Action on Darfur: A Capital Alert,” coordinated by the American Jewish Committee, featured […]