October 17, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 19

Stories from the October 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students overestimate peer alcohol use, study finds

A majority of college students overestimate the alcohol consumption of their peers, according to a new study. The study, published in Journal of Studies on Alcohol, found that over 70 percent of 76,000 college students at 130 U.S. colleges and universities overestimate the alcohol consumption of their peers. Such misperceptions effect individual alcohol consumption, according […]

Colonials Invasion jump-starts basketball season

Throngs of students jammed the sidewalks of 22nd and G streets to check out Colonial Invasion 2005, the official start of what senior forward Mike Hall predicted will be “a special season.” The doors of the Smith Center opened at 7:45 p.m., and thousands of eager students shuffled in to the band’s rendition of the […]

Public colleges losing state support

The cost of attending a four-year public university rose by 22 percent between 2001 and 2004, according to a Department of Education report released this month. According to the annual report, in-state students at public institutions are feeling the brunt of a nationwide increase in education costs. The average price for an in-state student to […]

Men’s soccer splits with Philly foes

After losing two games on the road at Dayton and Xavier, the GW men’s soccer team returned to the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex for a weekend of soccer, defeating St. Joseph’s 6-1 Friday before falling to Temple 1-0 Sunday afternoon. Temple 1, GW 0 The Temple Owls returned to Washington in a rematch of last […]


Monday REAL Conversations A discussion on the decline of men on college campuses 7 to 9 p.m. Mount Vernon Campus Pub Sponsored by the Student Activities Center Tuesday Discussion of the war in Colombia, negotiations for peace and implications for the 2006 election Noon to 1 p.m. Old Main 415, 1922 F St. Sponsored by […]

WEB EXTRA: Creative force behind Coggins competes on “Iron Chef”

Students know him from contributions to works such as “The Guido,” “Brawny Beef” and “Turkey Cool Ranch.” He had his own television show on the Food Network. He owns two restaurants. And now Michael Symon has another accolade under his belt: a competition against the Iron Chef. “The Iron Chefs typically don’t lose,” said Michael […]

GW Briefs

GW continues collaboration with XM Radio This month marks the one-year anniversary of GW’s partnership with XM Satellite Radio and Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts foundation in producing “GW Presents Beyond Category,” a weekly two-hour radio series showcasing the music of songwriters and musicians. Featuring artists such as Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and […]

WEB EXTRA: Katrina relief raises $6,200

The Student Association-organized Katrina relief week raised about $6,200 from Oct. 6-10, said sophomore Casey Pond, the SA executive’s vice president of public affairs. “We are very pleased with both the turnout of students at these events as well as the funds raised for this tragedy,” Pond said. The $6,200 figure is not the final […]

Staff Editorial: Health and Safety intrusions foster student contempt

Attempting to mitigate potential fire and safety risks in residence halls, GW hired an outside contractor to conduct health and safety inspections in students’ rooms. During the check, the inspectors have a mandate to confiscate items such as candles, weapons, halogen lamps and other items the University lists as prohibited. While the University has the […]

WEB EXTRA: Sorority hosts fourth annual “Miss Freshman Pageant”

Toochi Ngwangwa was crowned Miss Freshman 2005 out of a group of 11 contestants Sunday night during a pageant ceremony emphasizing students’ academic achievements, community service participation, creativity and personality. The Miss Freshman Pageant, which focused on the theme “Excellence: Unified through Purpose and Poise,” was hosted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and was […]