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.

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 […]

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 […]