September 22, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 12

Stories from the September 22, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

RHA holds elections

Some people take it seriously and campaign for better residence halls. Other students use it as a launching pad to get their name out on campus. Either way, each GW residence hall elected leaders to serve on the Residence Hall Association on Monday. An organization serving the 7,000 students living in dorms, the RHA monitors […]

$5 – $10 – $20

An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student. If you have… $5 – The author of “Sex and the City,” Candace Bushnell-just call her Carrie-will be signing her latest book, “Lipstick Fever,” at Olsson’s books in Arlington, Va. Friday at 7 p.m. Use your five bucks for a Metro card out to the Courthouse stop, […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t settle Our University has sold us on the concept of a culminating event after the completion of our GW educational experience to be held in a venue that is nearly unmatchable by other universities. You will graduate on the Ellipse with a picturesque view of the White House and Washington Monument, they said. Not […]

University accidentally penalizes students for dropping courses

The University has overcharged some students for dropped classes due to deficiencies in its registration and accounting software, student accounts officials said Wednesday. When a student drops a course and adds one with the same number of credits, students are supposed to receive no additional charge. Banner software malfunctioned and did not recognize this stipulation, […]

The Bar Belle: The Pour House

The Pour House 319 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. To scope out this bar, I hopped on the Metro and headed to Capitol South. Now, don’t let the Southeast address scare you; the only frightening thing you’ll see on your walk from the Metro to the bars is the Library of Congress reminding you of the books […]


The writer of “Katrina’s concocted race card” (September 15, page 4) is Tyler Hahn, not Taylor.

Coggins’ avoids closure

Thanks to a preliminary ruling made by the D.C. District Court this month, Coggins’ Sandwich Manufactory, the popular eatery located in the Ivory Tower residence hall, can keep its doors open – at least for now. Seven months after the Illinois-based Potbelly Sandwich Works filed suit in U.S. District Court against Coggins’ because of a […]

The Bar Belle: The Ghost Bus, for all drunken souls

Ghost Bus is a new service that drives 70 people at a time from seven different bars on Capitol Hill to the Nationals’ baseball games and D.C. United soccer games. The brainchild of a couple of young entrepreneurs willing to give up their Saturday nights, it even escorts attendees safely back to the bars again […]

Ex-admissions official fights recruiting practices

It’s almost that time of year again when some high school seniors apply to colleges through the “early decision” process, making binding commitments to attend a single school if that school admits them. But according to former admissions officer Lloyd Thacker, early decision enrollments and other aspects of admissions to American universities are symptoms of […]

Orioles manager, a GW alumnus, is at home in the trenches

BALTIMORE – In one seemingly thoughtless motion, Sam Perlozzo stands up from the bench and leans against the railing facing the finely manicured turf of Camden Yards. The number two shows prominently on the back of his orange practice jersey and in parentheses under the brim of his hat, to separate his gear from the […]