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.

Taskforce continues work on four-by-four

As the new academic year begins, University officials continue to examine the possibility of switching student courseloads to a four-class, four-credit system. Administrators created a task force last spring to consider implementing the four-by-four system, but according to a July letter to the GW community from the Office of Academic Affairs, the committee made up […]

James Madison drops women’s soccer in overtime

After leading for most of the contest, the GW women’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to James Madison on Sunday afternoon. The Colonials (1-3) struck first, as Shari Taylor put the team on the scoreboard with an unassisted goal in the sixth minute. Taylor, who typically plays the role of a defender, manned […]

Bookstore dismisses employee over scam

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 last week that a cashier tried to make the deal with them Aug. 30 between 1 and 1:30 p.m. The name of […]

Students enjoy water cruise

Every year GW freshmen travel the well-worn path around the National Mall to see D.C.’s famed monuments, but some freshmen got a different view of the sites Saturday as they cruised along the Potomac River. Thirty tourists, city dwellers and GW students glimpsed the District’s landmark attractions by boat, catching riverside views of the Kennedy […]

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 […]