September 26, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 13

Stories from the September 26, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University to improve residence halls’ common areas

GW spent $3 million on renovating residence halls and updating fire and life safety equipment over the summer, and it has allocated an additional $1.5 million for improving common areas in GW’s oldest and largest dorms. The renovations come largely as a result of a Student Association initiative called the Residence Hall Renewal project, which […]

Other schools split on GW’s sibling discount program

Junior twins Stefanie and Katie Garry pay a total of $16,165 to cover both of their tuitions each year at GW because of a grant the University offers to families with more than one enrolled child. The GW Family Grant, established in 1988, awards half tuition to full-time undergraduate students who have siblings at GW. […]

Protesters flood D.C.

Start the slideshow! Tens of thousands of demonstrators swarmed the city over the weekend to speak out against both the war in Iraq and the biannual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings. The anti-war protest, which took place on the Ellipse Saturday, was reportedly the largest demonstration in the nation’s capital since the conflict […]

Panel debates Iraq

While anti-war protesters were filtering out of downtown D.C. Saturday night, GW hosted a roundtable discussing both sides of the Iraq war. Eight panelists, including representatives from anti-war organizations, conservative groups and even a representative from the political action committee of fringe presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche, sought to explain their views about the controversial subjects. […]

Students not utilizing Lisner

While Lisner Auditorium directors make an effort to market events to the GW community, most events are attended primarily by District residents, not students. High prices and scheduling dilemmas have prevented GW’s student theater organizations from using the University’s most prominent and largest theater, leaving students questioning the role of Lisner. While Lisner attempts to […]

St. Mary’s Court hosts brunch to fundraise for community

A local senior living facility hosted its annual fundraiser Sunday to raise money to create better programs for its Foggy Bottom residents. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser, which featured a brunch, silent auction and raffle, will aid activities and programs for residents of St. Mary’s Court, a nonprofit living facility located at 24th […]

Up to 100,000 meet celebrity authors on Mall

As the sounds of anti-war activists rose in the background, more than 90 authors spoke to adults and children Saturday at the National Book Festival – just a few hundred yards away from protests. Organizers said nearly 100,000 people attended the festival and heard from well-known authors such as Thomas Friedman, David McCollough, John Irving […]

Calendar

Monday Graduate and professional school fair A two-day fair to meet with representatives from more than 300 graduate and professional schools. Law schools will not be represented this day. 3 to 7:30 p.m. Smith Center Sponsored by the Career Center Staying Safe in D.C. program Metropolitan Police Officer Brett Parson, who works in the gay […]

GW Briefs

Hatchet editor up for national award Hatchet senior editor Will Dempster is one of six finalists for the Associated Collegiate Press’ editorial of the year award. Dempster was nominated for an October 2004 column that questioned the manner in which the University handled an off-court incident involving members of the GW men’s basketball team. The […]