September 29, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 14

Stories from the September 29, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

English department axes UW20 prerequisite rule

Students no longer need to take an introductory writing program course before enrolling in other English classes, the English department announced earlier this month. Although all freshmen will still be required to take a University writing 20 course in their first year, as well as two writing in discipline courses by the time they graduate, […]

Residents force McFadden’s to close earlier

Owners of McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon, a popular destination among of-age students, have agreed to shorten their hours in response to complaints from community leaders who cited the bar for neighborhood disturbances. McFadden’s will now close one hour earlier on Friday and Saturday nights, and two hours earlier during the week, among a variety of […]

A Twist of fate

Only heightened reality possesses the spark to ignite our imaginations, and Roman Polanski’s “Oliver Twist” (Sony Pictures) certainly delves into that often-neglected recess of our minds. This adaptation holds true to Charles Dickens’ original novel in every aspect. Oliver Twist, played by newcomer Barney Clark, is a street urchin who joins a band of pickpockets […]

City evaluating hospital site plans

With Washington planning for its next 20 years of development, city officials said GW must explain how its plans for the old hospital site are in the best interests of students and D.C. The University is planning to use the site, located across the street from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop, for mixed-use commercial development […]

WEB UPDATE: Bohannon to broadcast from GW

Posted Friday, Sept. 30, 3:15 p.m. Radio host Jim Bohannon, whose “Jim Bohannon Show” is syndicated to about 400 stations nationwide, will broadcast his program live from WRGW’s studio in the basement of the Marvin Center Friday night. Bohannon’s show will air live from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The special edition is the result […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 9/25 – Mitchell Hall – 1:17 a.m. – case closed University Police received a call about an individual who was lying in the grass outside the dormitory. When UPD arrived on the scene, officers observed the individual being carried up the street by other people. Once UPD approached, the subject began to […]

SA Notes

Traverse returns to the Senate “Big Ben” is back. Thanks to a Student Association Senate vote Tuesday night, former SA presidential candidate and senator Ben Traverse will be rejoining the body he has served on for the last two years. “I look to continue tackling student rights issues, whether it be alcohol policy or medical […]

Student entrepeneurs set up free iPod site

Junior Evan Madow may not be a regular at the online poker tables, but he certainly knows how to reward those who are. From his home in Baltimore this summer, Madow launched, a Web site where users can sign up to win free iPod MP3 players just by playing online poker. Madow’s site is […]


Thursday Fall Career Fair Meet employers from a variety of career fields recruiting for full-time, part-time and internship positions. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Marvin Center Continental and Grand ballrooms Sponsored by the Career Center GW Hurricane Katrina relief fundraiser Join fellow students for $2 beers and appetizers to raise money for Gulf Coast hurricane victims. […]

Greek Briefs

National leadership society seeks to expand The Omicron Delta Kappa Society, a national leadership honor society begun in April 2005, is looking to expand its membership this year. Senior Ross Mankuta, a member of the society, said the organization prides itself on being composed of individuals who have made significant contributions to the University community. […]