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.

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 […]

Volleyball wins one on the road

Starting the season on the road is always hard for a team. Competing away from home against top-level opponents is part of the college volleyball world, head coach Jojit Coronel said. The Colonials have not been able to adjust in past years and before this weekend at the State Farm Bearcat Invitational, it looked like […]

Men top GMU in Va.

FAIRFAX, Va. – As the sky darkened and the lights glared, the men’s soccer team took the field in front of 383 energetic fans at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Va. The Colonials continued their strong play and stayed undefeated with a 2-1 victory over George Mason, in the first of two evening games GW […]

Column: History, glory only miles away at Camden

BALTIMORE – At some point during my schooling I learned that that history cannot be written less than two decades after the fact. Certainly, 13 years is certainly out of the question. Maybe it was luck, or maybe those pesky teachers were wrong, but since 1992, Camden Yards has hosted more than its fair share […]

Crowded field readies for mayoral race

Even though the city’s Democratic primary is a year away, the D.C. mayoral race is already heating up. Five candidates, from City Council members to a corporate executive, have registered to compete for the District’s top office. Current Mayor Anthony Williams, who is in his second term, has not yet announced whether he will run. […]

Leaders discuss D.C.’s emergency preparedness

Four years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in Washington and New York, and weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, D.C. officials are questioning whether the city is adequately prepared for emergencies or disasters. Local leaders held a panel discussion downtown Thursday focusing on procedures already in place in case of an emergency […]