September 6, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 7

Stories from the September 6, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University ups inspections of rooms

GW is redoubling its enforcement of fire safety policies this semester, after a blaze on the ninth floor of Thurston Hall last spring left a student in critical condition and caused several thousand dollars of damage. Students returning to campus this semester were notified that the University’s Office of Risk Management will be conducting periodic […]

Ex-student and chaplain tied to 9/11 hijackers in report

A Muslim cleric identified by the 9/11 Commission as an assistant to the Sept. 11 hijackers was enrolled as a GW graduate student for two semesters and served as a chaplain for a student group before fleeing the country shortly after the attacks. Anwar Nasser Al-Aulaqi was enrolled in GW’s Graduate School of Education and […]

University may make waves with Semester at Sea program

Call it the Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-Ocean Campus. GW is among a handful of universities vying to affiliate with the Semester at Sea program, after the University of Pittsburgh announced it will cut its ties with the program next spring. University administrators said they are researching the study abroad program to see how it would fit into the […]

Students face well-intentioned hurdles to Internet access

The University’s new computer requirements for connecting to the Internet have left some students confused and annoyed, as they are busy constantly updating their systems. Starting this semester, students using an Internet connection in a residence hall are required to have Windows automatic updates turned on, Symantec antivirus software installed and Cisco Clean Access downloaded […]

Skin infection may have come from HWC mats

University officials said at least one student contracted a skin infection that may be linked to improper cleaning of exercise mats at the Health and Wellness Center. Isabel Goldenberg, director of Student Health Services, confirmed that her office treated a student with complaints of a skin ailment two weeks ago, although other officials said up […]

Georgetown rejects at GW (Georgetown Waitlist)?

There’s a popular saying that’s been circulating around the Georgetown University campus. “The general joke here is that GW stands for Georgetown Waitlist,” said Scott Cheney-Peters, a Georgetown senior. He continued, “(Georgetown students) feel that Georgetown is slightly superior to GW but not in a completely different league. It really is a joking rivalry, but […]

Calendar

Tuesday RotexDC September Meet & Greet Join former Rotary Youth Exchange students and young professionals for a drink in Chinatown the first Tuesday of every month. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 801 7th St. N.W. Sponsored by the Rotex Club of Washington, D.C. Wednesday Peace Corps employer information session Students will have the opportunity to meet […]

Correction

The article “Behind the beard” (Aug. 31, p. 1) erroneously reported that at Freshman Convocation freshmen overwhelmingly voted for President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg to shave his beard. The freshmen voted for the president not to shave his beard.

Alums vie for ownership of Nationals

Four GW alumni are taking part in the process to buy the Washington Nationals baseball team, which will probably be sold by the end of October. GW graduates Bill Collins, who was a player for the Milwaukee Brewers farm organization; Colin Powell, the secretary of state in President George W. Bush’s first administration; Russell W. […]

Editorial: Anchors away

The Semester at Sea program, while exposing students to a rich variety of locales and experiences, has been traditionally viewed as a three-month party on a big boat. By vying for a partnership with the program, GW has the unique opportunity to improve Semester at Sea’s reputation and expand the academic opportunities available to its […]