September 2, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 6

Stories from the September 2, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Katrina shocks students from affected areas

As Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast this week, a number of students witnessed the destruction of their hometowns in shock. More than 50 GW students are from affected areas in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, said Matt Lindsay, a media relations specialist. If the storm happened a week ago, before move-in began, a number of […]

WEB UPDATE: Bookstore dismisses employee over scam

Posted Friday, Sept. 2, 3:10 p.m. The GW Bookstore is believed to have dismissed one employee for allegedly giving customers a 10 percent discount on their purchases in exchange for a small cash payment. Two students told The Hatchet that a cashier tried to make the deal with them Tuesday afternoon between 1 and 1:30 […]

University offers assistance to displaced students

GW, along with dozens of other universities across the country, will allow students from Tulane University and several other institutions in the New Orleans area to take classes here after Hurricane Katrina forced schools to delay their semesters. Students from the Gulf area looking to take classes at GW would be enrolled as non-degree students […]

Trachtenberg to receive business leader award

Despite being the leader of a nonprofit university, President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has been named Business Leader of the Year by the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. Trachtenberg will receive the award on Oct. 29 at the annual Chamber’s Choice Awards, a gala where the chamber recognizes a business leader in several categories. GW’s president served […]

Party planning for 10,000

After spending months working behind the scenes and considering performers such as Talib Kweli and Marc Broussard, Program Board ultimately settled on Robert Randolph and the Family Band to headline this Sunday’s Fall Fest. Talk to any member of Program Board, and he’ll tell you the nuts and bolts of putting together one of the […]

Kellogg brings the rock

If Stephen Kellogg could share a stage with any other musician, it would be Sheryl Crow. After all, Kellogg, jokes, she’s his girlfriend even though “she doesn’t know it.” The jocular 29-year-old Kellogg, along with his band, The Sixers, will croon for GW students (sans Crow) this Sunday at Fall Fest. While Kellogg has established […]

D.C. College Cup begins A-10 title defense

The accomplishment of being an NCAA Division I conference champion does not come without difficulties. The GW men’s soccer team understands it faces challenges on the way to defending its conference title. The men’s soccer team has been slated to finish third in the Atlantic 10 this year after winning the crown during the 2004 […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Crew Team names Myhr assistant coach Former Georgetown freshman heavyweight coach Gregory Myhr was hired as men’s head crew coach on Thursday. The former University of Wisconsin standout rowed for Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md. As a collegiate rower, Myhr was captain and MVP for the Badgers in 1992. He stayed at […]

Invitational starts season

In the world of college sports, there are many definitions of a successful season. A solid recruiting class, the loss of seniors, a coaching change; all these things can impact the way a team sets their goals and milestones for the upcoming year. For GW volleyball coach Jojit Coronel, the recipe for success has remained […]

Column: Overcoming Israeli extremism

In the human psyche, colors enjoy the rare ability to both influence and portray mood. After a two-week trip to Israel in mid-July, the color orange no longer elicits the general happiness associated with my favorite fall hue. Orange – the color adopted by Israeli opponents of the Gaza Disengagement – now weds itself to […]