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.

Greek Briefs

PIKE recognizes GW chapter The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was named one of the international organization’s top 15 chapters in the nation this summer. In its second year on campus, GW’s Pi Kappa Alpha chapter won the Robert Adger Smythe Award from a field of 210 North American chapter candidates. “It’s a prestigious top honor,” […]

GW Deli to finally accept GWorld

After being a part of campus for more than 60 years, the GW Deli on G Street will start accepting Colonial Cash this year, along with several other venues. The Colonial Cash system, which allows students to place money on their GWorld card to purchase meals and other goods at both on- and off-campus locations, […]

Crime Report

Fireworks 8/28 – Ivory Tower – 7:25 p.m. – case closed UPD received a report that students were shooting fireworks out of their window. The room was identified and an administrative search was conducted. Fireworks were found in the room, as well as a knife and pellets for a pellet gun, which are also banned […]

Fraternities vie for campus status

The University is planning on expanding the Greek-letter community by adding one fraternity this fall. GW and the Interfraternity Council have invited five national Greek-letter organizations to present proposals to the IFC expansion committee. One will then become a colony and be recognized by the University. “Our first priority is to expand to entirely new […]

‘Best Week Ever’ draws big laughs

VH1’s live version of the cable network’s hit show “Best Week Ever” had a sold-out Lisner Auditorium crowd in laughing fits Monday night. “Best Week Ever” cast members Christian Finnegan, Paul Scheer, Danielle Schneider and Sherrod Small performed individual stand-up comedy acts in front of the 1,500-person audience. Panelists also performed trademark segments of the […]

What’s the deal with… those bird statues?

At GW, you don’t have to look up to do a little bird-watching. One bird looks as students pass through University Yard, and another perches outside the West End residence hall. But even though they don’t move, many students may not have noticed these winged sculptures. And if you have seen the avian artworks, chances […]

Editorial: Alleviate amnesty ambiguity

The University’s proposed medical amnesty policy is a positive step for the health, safety and well-being of the entire student body. GW deserves praise for implementing this program, which clearly indicated that it listened to reasonable students concerns. First-time underage drinkers now have the opportunity to learn from their mistakes instead of forgoing medical treatment […]

University institutes hospitalization amnesty plan

The University has adopted a new medical amnesty policy that will allow some students to receive medical attention for alcohol-related problems without receiving disciplinary action. In order for students to benefit from the program, the incident must be their first transportation to the hospital for alcohol and they must not be violating any other parts […]

Editorial: Greek policy paradox

It’s the classic GW paradox: the Student Activities Center spends months planning for the expansion of Greek-letter life on campus while Student Judicial Services places three fraternities on social probation. Although the circumstances surrounding the probations and the expansion are not connected, the University’s attitude toward Greek-letter life frequently falls into this pattern of juxtaposed […]

Sept. 11 sorority recruitment start draws criticism

The first day of the Panhellenic Association’s sorority recruitment will fall on Sept. 11, but three sororities and the president of the Student Association said the day should be reserved for remembrance. The annual six-day event is planned to run from Sept. 11 to 17 and will kick off with a six-hour meet-and-greet among prospective […]