September 19, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 11

Stories from the September 19, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

BREAKING NEWS: Seniors will not graduate on Ellipse

Posted Monday, Sept. 19, 5:40 p.m. GW’s Commencement ceremony will not be held on the Ellipse this May, National Park Service and University officials said Monday. The May 21 graduation ceremony will not be held on the historic site because it will be under construction through summer 2006. Tracy Schario, director of media relations, said […]

WEB UPDATE: Main GW Web site goes down

Posted Monday, Sept. 19, 11:45 p.m. The University’s homepage,, has been offline due to a “major hardware problem” since 10:20 p.m. Monday night, according to a message posted on the site. The message, signed “Caldwell,” said the site will not be available during the immediate future, and efforts are being made to have the […]


Monday Interview preparation session 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center 302 Sponsored by the Career Center Monument Walk A social event to raise awareness about issues surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the military and how they affect political policy. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Meet outside Marvin Center’s H Street entrance Sponsored by […]

GW Briefs

Students can stop into photo booth In addition to soda, vending and automatic teller machines, students can now buy photo strips on the ground floor of the Marvin Center in a new picture-taking kiosk installed last month. Nancy Haaga, director of GW Auxiliary and Institutional Services, said administrators decided to install the “Foto Fun Strip” […]

An Egyptian greeting

Junior Geoff Bendeck will spend the next two semesters studying abroad in Cairo and – Office of Study Abroad permission pending – Beirut, Lebanon. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from the Middle East as one of GW’s many expats. “Booosh Bad, Amer-e-can people guud.” It was not the first or […]

It ain’t Long Island: Sin City living

Forget the first 10 people you met at GW — not everyone is from Long Island. Or New Jersey, for that matter. Or even Pennsylvania. Though many times you may hear students asking one another “Nassau or Suffolk County?” GW really does attract students from interesting locales all over the country and the globe. Meet […]

University considering options for HOVA’s future

Beginning in fall 2006, the city will no longer permit GW to house hundreds of freshmen in the Hall on Virginia Avenue, but as of yet, the University has not finalized its plans for the future of building. Sherry Rutherford, GW managing director for real estate, planning and development, said potential uses for HOVA include […]

What’s the deal with… the Wheaton Metro station escalator?

Maybe it’s not quite the stairway to heaven, but after getting on the Wheaton Metro station’s escalator, you might start to wonder about the light at the end of the tunnel. D.C.’s Metro system is home to the longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere – spanning 508 feet through a concrete tunnel. That’s almost the […]

GW Trails expanding programming

A group of 10 GW students fled from the city last weekend in rented minivans to venture into Shenandoah National Park in West Virginia to experience surviving in the wilderness first-hand. The overnight trip, sponsored by the student-run outdoor group GW TRAILS, is part of an effort by the group to double its programming by […]

Displaced students experience impromptu CI

With two tubs of ice cream, free pins and decorative balloons, GW welcomed displaced New Orleans students to Washington, D.C., Friday at the University’s impromptu Colonial Inauguration. Organized in just a few days, the mini-CI featured more than 20 booths in the Marvin Center’s Hippodrome, manned by representatives from several University departments. Under a large […]