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.

SA Notes

Shakour nominates students for six VP positions Student Association President Audai Shakour announced six nominees for vice president positions, and the candidates will be voted on during a Saturday meeting of the Senate Rules Committee. Several of Shakour’s nominees to other positions were rejected by the Senate over the past few months, and some are […]

L. Ron Hubbard, GW & Scientology

When prospective students tour GW, one of the things they learn is how easy it is to start an organization. Tour guides chirp about the school’s most famous alumni – Colin Powell and Jackie O, of course, and if the tour guide is feeling daring, he might throw Watergate’s “Deep Throat” into the mix. But […]

Foggy Bottom residents bothered by move-in

About 4,000 students and their parents arrived on campus last weekend to move into residence halls and off-campus apartment buildings, momentarily disrupting the lives of Foggy Bottom community members who enjoyed a quiet neighborhood during summer break. A number of Foggy Bottom residents have been complaining about the University’s rapid expansion into the local community, […]

The fickle freshmen

When GW’s student organizations held a recruitment fair in the Marvin Center Tuesday night, they reached out to hundreds of freshmen to join their groups. Organization leaders realized, however, that a large number of the prospective members they were trying to attract would attend a couple of meetings and move on to their next big […]

GW, union prepare for court battle

GW will face the National Labor Relations Board in a federal hearing in October, after administrators this summer refused to recognize a part-time faculty union on campus. On July 29, the NLRB filed a complaint against GW on the grounds of unfair labor practices on behalf of part-time professors who narrowly voted to form a […]

GW pays high price at the pump

Along with consumers across the country, GW watched gas prices climb to more than $3 per gallon this past weekend. But University officials said they will just have to endure the increasing financial strains of topping off their tanks. GW operates several vehicle systems, including University Police Department patrol cars, 4-RIDE vans and Facilities Management […]

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 […]