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.

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 […]

GW Briefs

Mount Vernon shuttle renamed “Vern Express” The Foggy Bottom-Mount Vernon shuttle was renamed The Vern Express this fall and will feature an additional stop and more buses during its busiest times. Matthew Tisdale, GW marketing coordinator for events and special services for Mount Vernon Campus Life, said the changes to the shuttle are minimal: students […]

BREAKING NEWS: Displaced students can take classes at GW

Posted Thursday, Sept. 1, 5:03 p.m. Some of the students displaced by the hurricane and subsequent flooding that ravaged New Orleans can take classes at GW, officials announced Thursday afternoon. In a blast e-mail sent to the GW community around 4:45 p.m., Academic Affairs Executive Vice President Donald Lehman said students can’t matriculate here but […]